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VIDEO: Saving Cold-Stunned Turtles


If you’ve ever been out in the cold for a long period of time —maybe shoveling snow or skiing — you know how good a long, hot shower or a soak in the tub feels after you’ve come inside. Marine animal caregivers are applying the same principle to sea turtles stunned by the frigid temperatures much of the country experienced in the last few weeks.

The turtles are found washed up on shore when sea temperatures drop rapidly, their core temperatures are so low that they’re essentially paralyzed. That’s when humans step in and help. The turtles are taken back to a rehab center where they’re placed in holding tanks with water that’s more their style, temperature-wise. This video shows how the turtles are being cared for.

Fish also can have trouble with rapid temperature drops. Hundreds of speckled sea trout washed ashore in an apparent weather-related fish kill in Hampton Rods, Virginia, January 5 and an estimated 2 million spot died a few years ago near the Chesapeake Bay Bridge after a severe cold snap. 



VIDEO: Bugeye Restoration Goes To The Bottom

Built in 1889, the traditional Chesapeake Bay sailing bugeye Edna E. Lockwood is getting a fresh lease on life at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Maryland, where shipwrights are installing a new handcrafted log bottom hewn from 12 loblolly pine logs. This video has the latest on the restoration

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VIDEO: Docking Like a Boss

New technology from Raymarine may make embarrassing docking mishaps a thing of the past. This video humourously demonstrates the company’s DockSense assisted-docking technology in action. WATCH


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Killer Video: It’s Not Nice to Play With Your Food

They call them killer whales for a reason: they will kill and eat just about anything, including turtles. Watch as a killer whale juggles a giant sea turtle in the air off the Galapagos islands for pre-meal entertainment.


Going Under The Adze

Launched in 1888, Fremad II is an English-built fishing boat currently undergoing a complete restoration at Hardanger Ship Preservation Center in Vågå, Norway. This video shows a shipwright using a mix of traditional and modern tools to handcraft a curved plank for Fremad II’s stern.