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A tiger shark prowls the sea floor in the Bahamas as marine conservationist and artist Guy Harvey shoots photos. The image is being used to promote “This is Your Ocean: Sharks,” a new documentary by George Schellenger that seeks to dispel misconceptions and myths surrounding these predators and promote global shark conservation.

This article originally appeared in the December 2011 issue.


Treasure hunters must return a $500M haul

Odyssey Marine Exploration co-founder Greg Stemm (left) and project manager Tom DettweilerAn Atlanta appeals court upheld a lower-court decision ordering an undersea exploration company in Tampa, Fla., to turn over an estimated half-billion dollars in silver coins to Spain, which contends the treasure is from the wreck of a 19th century Spanish warship that is legally “immune” to the salvor’s claims.



Atlantic crossing becomes a wild ride

Two sailors feared lost in the North Atlantic in the remnants of Hurricane Katia turned up safe but tired in a fishing village on Ireland’s rugged southwest coast in late September after a weeklong air and sea search for their 32-foot sailboat.
“We knew exactly where we were. It’s just that no one else did,” says Frank Cooper, 62, the captain hired to deliver Golden Eagle from St. Thomas, U.S.V.I., to Bergen, Norway, with its 69-year-old owner, Arvid Moe.



Seamanship quiz

Test your knowledge with these Coast Guard license exam prep questions from the National Captain’s Institute



Boat shows: Now there’s an app for that

Two of the major boat show organizers are now offering apps to help show-goers navigate the aisles and docks with their smart phones and tablets.



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