A pregnant blue whale that washed up on a California beach last weekend likely died after colliding with a large ship, an official with the California Academy of Sciences said Thursday.
The Coast Guardsman who piloted the boat that killed a boy last December in San Diego will stand for a general court-martial, but two other crewmembers will face much-reduced penalties, the officer overseeing the case announced Wednesday.
Researchers since the 1950s have studied dangerous animal diseases on Plum Island, N.Y., that if unleashed could imperil the nation's livestock. Cold War germ warfare testing also occurred there and for decades the U.S. Army used it as a coastal defense post.
Fountain Powerboats and Mercury Marine recently delivered to former President George H.W. Bush his fourth Mercury-powered Fountain fishing boat.
Longtime boat captain John Ellis finds it hard to avoid getting emotional when he talks about the fight he's engaged in with the town of Wells, Maine over the mooring for his 40-foot whaler, the Deborah Ann.
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