One of the largest coral reefs in the Gulf of Mexico lies just 20 miles northeast of BP's ruptured oil well, making it one of at least three extensive deepwater reefs lying directly beneath the oil slick in the Gulf.
The Hatteras 1510 Club will be holding its annual owners rendezvous Sept. 9-12 at the Cambridge Yacht Club on the Choptank River in Cambridge, Md.
The waters of Falcon Lake normally beckon boaters with water-skiing and world-record bass fishing. But this holiday weekend, fishermen on the waters that straddle the U.S.-Mexico border are on the lookout for something more sinister: pirates.
Tuesday marked the official start for the Atlantic hurricane season, which forecasters are predicting will be an active one. Compounding the situation is the Deepwater Horizon/BP oil rig accident and the growing oil slick continuing to spread across the Gulf of Mexico.
In a novel move, South Carolina state troopers who specialize in vehicle accident analysis are attempting to reconstruct a pair of May 1 boat collisions on Lake Murray in which four people died.
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