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Shark Alliance urges international trade restrictions

Whether to protect eight shark species - spiny dogfish, porbeagle, oceanic whitetip, scalloped hammerhead, great hammerhead, smooth hammerhead, dusky and sandbar sharks - that are vulnerable to international trade will be a question debated at the 15th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES).

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Yacht captain wants Natalie Wood case reopened

Actress Natalie Wood's sister has asked authorities to reopen an investigation into her drowning in November 1981 near Catalina, Calif.

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Trial set for tour boat capsize lawsuit

Ruling that a question of fact exists whether the wake from a boat owned by the Lake George Steamboat Company contributed to the capsizing of the Ethan Allen tour boat on Lake George in 2005, killing 20 senior citizens, a federal judge has scheduled a trial to begin June 10.

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Twin yachts to race across Atlantic

The IMOCA 60 yachts, named Estrella Damm and W Hotels, will compete to claim the record for the fastest time sailing from New York to Barcelona. The goal is to sail 3,750 nautical miles in less than 20 days.

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Boater accused of whale harassment fined

A Gloucester, Mass., fisherman accused of harassing humpback whales on Stellwagen Bank in 2008 reached a plea deal with federal prosecutors that will see him fined $200.

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