The official deadline for pulling boats from Folsom Lake in California passed Sunday night as levels continued to drop in severe drought conditions.
Those who knew passionate angler Jesus Ortega say they were shocked to hear the New Yorker drowned after jumping overboard his small open boat to escape a potential collision with a larger vessel.
The Coast Guard rescued five people Sunday from a 34-foot center console boat taking on water about 35 miles east of Cape May, N.J.
Scientists are expecting an average, but still large, hypoxic or "dead zone" in the Gulf of Mexico this year, and slightly above-average hypoxia in Chesapeake Bay.
Capt. Tyler Macallister said his vessel, the F/V Cynthia C, was about 6 miles southwest of Provincetown, Mass., on Monday when a 16- to-18-foot great white shark showed up for a meet and greet.
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