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Peek Inside An Osprey Nest


Once listed as an endangered species as a result of the widespread use of the pesticide DDT, osprey today thrive just about anywhere there’s water and a healthy supply of fish. Boaters often see these birds nesting atop navigation markers, snags or even docked or anchored boats.

These fish hawks recently returned to the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast from their wintering grounds in South America and the Caribbean to nest. Pairs generally mate for life and are monogamous. This webcam provides a live view of a nesting pair found on the Eastern Shore of Maryland.

Off the nest, osprey are acrobatic birds that hover hundreds of feet in the air looking for a meal before diving talons-first into the water to grab a meal. Once they’ve secured their victim, they take flight, orienting their catch head-first for aerodynamics before returning to the nest to feast. 



An Energizing Challenge

Now in its fifth year, the Solar & Energy Boat Challenge is hosted by the Yacht Club de Monaco to stimulate the use of renewable and clean energy technologies in boats. Watch as a fleet of high-tech electric boats take to the Mediterranean Sea to battle it out.

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VIDEO: New Jersey’s Lighthouses Are No Joke

New Jersey is often the butt of jokes, but those who live there know it’s got a lot more than a refinery next to the New Jersey Turnpike. As residents and boaters know, New Jersey has plenty of lighthouses, and as seen in this beautiful drone video, there’s not a refinery in sight. WATCH

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For those boat operators who do not relish the thought of docking a yacht, Volvo Penta may just have invented a dream solution, advanced self-docking technology that will allow a yacht to dock itself. WATCH

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How Drones Cover The Volvo Ocean Race

Drones have completely changed the way the Volvo Ocean Race is covered. This Volvo Ocean Race drone video compilation shows footage that was unattainable in the pre-drone era and is worth a look. WATCH

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VIDEO: A Ride Back Into History

Out of the more than 500 Patrol Torpedo (PT) boats built during World War II, only two fully restored and operational hulls remain. PT-305 is one of them, and a recent restoration means she’s fit for paying passengers who want to go for a ride. WATCH

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Cinemagraphs Capture The Beauty Of Ocean Waves

Many sailors are drawn to the sea by its natural beauty. Now, a photographer and cinematographer have teamed up to produce cinemagraphs, which allow you to view hypnotic moving images of the ocean from the comfort of your living room chair. WATCH


VIDEO: Camel Ahoy!

Arabian camels are not just “the Ships of the Desert.” They are excellent swimmers and do not fear deep water. In this video, camel trainers in Oman prepare their camels for a race by taking them for a swim in the sea. WATCH