U.S. commerce secretary Gary Locke on Thursday gave the Northeast fishing industry almost everything it asked for in its yearlong battle with NOAA and its director, Dr. Jane Lubchenco.
The schooner St Victoria, owned by famed Russian sailor, adventurer and writer Fyodor Konyukhov, was attacked by pirates in the Gulf of Aden, according to reports Thursday.
The chief accusers of a Richmond, Va., fire department captain charged with felony murder and other crimes in a fatal boating crash this summer on the Rappahannock River were his passengers.
Monday marks the 40th anniversary of the start of Sir Chay Blyth's non-stop solo circumnavigation against the prevailing winds and currents. Sailing his 59-foot ketch, British Steel, Chay set out Oct. 18, 1970 from Southampton. And 292 days later, having steered by hand for more than 20,000 miles after the yacht lost its self steering off Cape Horn, he returned to a hero's welcome.
A humpback whale has broken the world record for travel by any mammal, swimming at least 9,800 kilometers (6,125 miles) from the Atlantic to the Indian Ocean in search of a mate, marine biologists reported on Wednesday.
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