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Tracking a mako shark’s meandering Atlantic route

The latest tourist swinging by New York City is a shortfin mako shark – a juvenile female who is just passing by on her epic travels.



Damage ocean-racing boat repaired, rejoins the chase

Team Vestas Wind shore crew chief, Neil Cox, breathed a huge sigh of relief as his boat was successfully returned to the water this weekend for its first sail since grounding on a reef in the Indian Ocean back in November.



Girls swam for hours after deadly boat accident

Two Utah teenage girls survived a deadly boating accident that claimed four lives after they swam for hours, singing songs and shouting prayers as they fought exhaustion, the father of one of the girls said Wednesday.



NOAA forecast: below-normal hurricane season likely

For the Atlantic hurricane season, which officially runs June 1-Nov. 30, NOAA is predicting a 70 percent likelihood of 6 to 11 named storms (winds of 39 mph or higher), of which 3 to 6 could become hurricanes (winds of 74 mph or higher), including zero to 2 major hurricanes (Category 3, 4 or 5; winds of 111 mph or higher).



Quirky boat race to Alaska has one rule: No motors

Using only their wits, the wind and lots of muscle power, more than 100 of people in more than 50 crafts set off early Thursday on Stage 1 of a 750-mile ocean-going race that weaves its way up the Inside Passage, a treacherous coastal waterway through a spackling of islands known for its dramatic tidal changes and spectacular scenery.



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