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Sampling taken for oil spill damage assessment

In response to the BP oil spill, NOAA's Mussel Watch program has mobilized three teams of scientists to test shellfish, sediment and water at 60 locations along the Gulf of Mexico from the Florida Keys to Brazos River, Texas.



Capsize survivors ‘never gave up’

Just days after they were pulled from the Atlantic, a trio of survivors discussed how quickly their boat capsized, why they were not wearing life jackets and the mental toughness it took to wait for a rescue, buoyed only by the cooler to which they all clung.



Solo circumnavigator credits his 'fine' vessel

Indian naval officer Dilip Donde became the first Indian ever to circumnavigate the globe solo on a sailboat and gave the entire credit to his "fine" vessel for realizing his dream, saying this is the biggest achievement of his life.



Satellite communications firm offers test program

Global mobile satellite communications manufacturer Iridium Communications is organizing its fourth annual "Test Your Satellite Phone" Week initiative, reminding users to make sure their satellite phones are ready to deploy at a moment's notice when natural or man-made disasters strike.



Police: Fisherman saw whale in river

The Coast Guard on Sunday issued a warning to mariners in the Kittery Point, Maine, area to be extra careful because of the possibility that a whale was swimming outside the mouth of the Piscataqua River.



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