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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.

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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.

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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.

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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).

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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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