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Review: Marine vet and actor Chris Van Etten has a love for motorcycles Special

U.S. Marine vet, model, and actor Chris Van Etten ("General Hospital"), who is a double amputee, finds his joy in riding motorcycles. Digital Journal has the story.

Swimwear is created with McDonald's straws and marine plastics

Swimwear is created with McDonald's straws and marine plastics, in an effort to help the environment. Digital Journal has the scoop.

New assessment of plastic pollution risk to sea turtles

Pollution of the oceans has been identified as a major risk in recent years. The impact is not only on the appearance of the seas, but the impact on sea creatures and the food chain. One marine animal impacted is the sea turtle.

New Caledonia protects huge swathe of coral reefs

Blanchot - New Caledonia agreed Tuesday to tougher protections around a huge swathe of some of the world's last near-pristine coral reefs, in a move conservationists hailed as a major breakthrough.

Krill could prove secret weapon in ocean plastics battle

Sydney - They might be at the bottom of the food chain, but krill could prove to be a secret weapon in the fight against the growing threat of plastic pollution in the world's oceans.

U.S. scientists hope prehistoric fish can solve modern problem

Chicago - A giant prehistoric fish once thought to be extinct could be the solution to the worsening invasion of non-native Asian carp that is choking U.S. rivers and crowding out local species.

Moon jellyfish can age backwards and regenerate body parts

A new study has revealed how the moon jellyfish can age backward, form several clones, and regenerate its lost body parts. This makes it a cross between Benjamin Button and Deadpool, to draw upon pop culture analogies.

Ascension Island will become a marine reserve

The Atlantic waters of Ascension Island are to become a marine reserve. Here fishing will be restricted in order to preserve the diversity of marine creatures.

US Marine helicopter declared missing in Nepal

A U.S. Marine helicopter with six crewmen and two Nepali soldiers has gone missing near Charikot, Nepal while delivering humanitarian assistance and disaster relief aid.

Microbes used to detox marine pollutants

Manchester - Many microbes have an ability to "clean up" pollutants. A new study has shown how special cellular chemistry allows microbes to strip pollutants of halogen atoms. The finding could be useful for tackling marine toxins.

Changing oceans affecting calcification of marine organisms

The ocean is home to many creatures, and all of them take their sustenance from this environment. One group of organisms use the ocean's calcium to create their shells and exoskeletons. These are the calcifiers, the mollusks, corals and starfish.

Man claims to have lived on Mars for the last 17 years

An ex-marine under the pseudonym name of Captain Kaye claims he has spent the last 17 years living on Mars defending the human colonies from martians.

The Neptune Memorial Reef: a reef where you can stay forever

America's Neptune Society is known as a reputable cremation provider for when those dear to us pass away. Since 2007, however, customers have also had the option of having their ashes scattered on the seabed — on an artificial reef.

Antarctic Marine Reserve proposal rejected by China, Russia

Covering 1.9 million sq. mi., the Ross Sea is one of the most species-rich marine environments in the world. The Ross Sea and East Antarctic, part of the Southern Ocean, are in danger of over-fishing and in need of the world's protection.

Dolphin death virus identified

Since July, hundreds of dolphins have washed up on mid-Atlantic beaches. The cause of death has been linked to a virus, and the virus has now been identified.

Marine loses leg, becomes underwear model after recovering

Alex Minsky, who is a United States Marine honorably discharged from the military after losing his leg, became an underwear model after he made a recovery.

Watch Camp Pendleton Marine sergeant's road rage

A US Marine sergeant from Camp Pendleton in San Diego County was caught on camera Monday shouting obscenities and threats during a road rage incident provoked by a minor traffic incident.

Sinusitis treatment developed from marine life

Researchers are developing a new nasal spray, derived from a marine microorganism. The spray is designed to help clear blocked sinuses, associated with chronic sinusitis.

Gowanus dolphin leaves an indelible impression on local woman Special

Brooklyn - When a dolphin found its way into the headwaters of the Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn last month, his plight touched many. One woman who met him, described him as "the most beautiful creature" she had ever seen.

Mexico frees former US Marine

A Marine veteran who has been in a jail in Mexico for months has been freed, according to U.S. officials and his lawyers.

Former Marine, parent, stands guard outside elementary school

Nashville - A former Marine and parent is standing guard outside a Nashville, Tennessee elementary school after his daughter told him she was scared to return to school after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.

US Marine jailed in Mexico, fighting weapons charges

In August Jon Hammar, a former U.S. Marine from Florida, took off on a surfing adventure to Costa Rica is in a jail in Mexico over the border from Texas.

Marine PTSD declines with healing touch and guided imagery

A study at Camp Pendleton, California's Marine Corps Base Camp, has found that Marines diagnosed with moderate to severe PTSD show a significant reduction of symptoms when treated with healing touch and guided imagery --- alternative healing methods.

Japanese town Taiji plans marine wildlife park

Taiji - The Japanese town that acquired notoriety after it was featured in the Oscar-winning documentary "The Cove" that showed scenes of local anglers killing dolphins will soon open a marine park where visitors will be able to swim and play with marine mammals.

U.S. Marine faces dismissal over criticism of Obama on Facebook

Camp Pendleton - U.S. Marine sergeant Gary Stein made the mistake of criticizing President Barack Obama on his Facebook page. That mistake may cause him to be dismissed in shame.

The Plight of Maritime piracy

Many masters and shipowners do not report piracy for fear of delays due to protracted investigations, increased insurance premiums, bad publicity, and stifling red tape.

Marine father not done fighting Westboro Church funeral protests Special

Washington - Albert Snyder, father of Lance Cpl. Matthew Snyder, said he is not done fighting the Westboro Baptist Church over their military funeral protests. Snyder was a honored guest today at the American Legion conference and spoke of the recent court decision.

A fallen Marine comes home to rest in peace Special

Serving his country did not end with the death of Marine Lance Cpl. Richard R. Penny. Rather, it brought a community together to pay tribute to his service and mourn his passing, and led to the understanding that his death is "our" loss.

Census of Marine Life continues to amaze

Recently identified microbes, which constitute 50 to 90 percent of the oceans' total biomass, that can join together to create some of the largest masses of life on the planet have recently been identified

Subic Shipbuilder Wins $450 Million Shipbuilding Project

South Korean shipbuilder Hanjin Heavy Industries recently announced it has received orders worth at least $450 million to build new tankers and bulk carriers in its facility in Subic Bay, Philippines
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A photograph of Sgt. Manuel Loggins Jr released shortly after he was shot dead by a deputy in Orange County, California
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