The Coast Guard's Director of Prevention Policy announced Thursday publication in the Federal Register of plans to cease broadcasting the North American Loran-C signal on Feb. 8.
A Miami-Dade man whose arm was bitten by a shark while out fishing Wednesday will undergo surgery at South Miami Hospital. Details were sketchy, but the unidentified man was apparently attacked in waters off Matheson Hammock Marina Wednesday morning.
Ed Lyman, marine mammal response coordinator for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in Hawaii estimated that a whale found in Hawaiian waters with a fishing line and anchor trailing some 60 feet behind it had swum from Alaska trailing the line.
Boaters can forget the snow and start making plans for their summer boating vacation with a little help from the BoatU.S. Services Locator. The online tool uses Google Maps to show locations of marinas that offer money-saving discounts on fuel and transient slips.
A conservation group's unique power trimaran had its bow sheared off Wednesday after it was struck by a Japanese whaling ship in the waters off Antarctica during ongoing confrontations over an annual whale hunt, the group said.
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