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Go south for the winter to St. Augustine, Florida Special

Saint Augustine - Wintertime may be the perfect season for those living in colder climates to head south. A scenic and historic destination worth the trip is St. Augustine. One landmark in America's first city is America's first parish and there are many others to see.

Orion splashes down after successful flight test: NASA

Cape Canaveral - NASA's unmanned Orion space capsule splashed down in the Pacific Ocean off Baja California on Friday following its first flight test, the US space agency said.

100-year-old woman sees the ocean for the first time in her life

Just a few weeks before turning 101, Ruby Holt took a trip to the beach and saw the ocean for the first time in her life.

Gallons of Deepwater Horizon oil remains on the sea floor

Several years after the Deepwater Horizon disaster, excessive quantities of oil remains on the sea floor. The oil continues to cause environmental harm to marine life.

Italian lovemakers get stuck together in the surf

Porto San Giorgio - Most people know that dogs tend to get stuck together when doing what comes naturally, but it seems even humans can experience this rather uncomfortable phenomenon. An Italian couple actually had to be hospitalized to get them apart.

Dandruff fungus found in deep-sea vents

A ubiquitous skin fungus linked to dandruff, eczema and other itchy, flaky maladies in humans has now been tracked to Hawaiian coral reefs and the extreme environments of arctic soils and deep sea vents.

Tiny shark with big dreams takes on snorkeler (Video)

A shark smaller than many ocean fish apparently had dreams of becoming the next Jaws when he went after a snorkeler two months ago.

Oldest dolphin gets a new name

A dolphin, first described from a fossil skull discovered in the 1970s, has been given a new name. However, the mammal retains the title of oldest true dolphin species identified to date.

New Facebook challenge urges Norwegians into icy waters (Video)

A new craze has started in the Norwegian social media as a Facebook group urges people to jump into freezing cold water, video the experience and then challenge other dare-devils to do the same, or pay a penalty.

Mystery of the ocean 'quack' solved

A mysterious oceanic quacking sound, which has remained unidentified for 50 years, has been shown to originate from minke whales.

Sailfish are the 'slashers of the sea' (video)

Following an in-depth study, scientists have found that sailfish use their bills to corral and slash other fish, like schooling sardines.

Wood munching clams create marine ecosystem

A new study shows that wood-boring clams serve as ecosystem engineers by making the organic matter in the wood that falls in the deep waters of Monterey Canyon suitable for other creatures.

Saturn's moon hides an icy ocean

A body of liquid water has been discovered beneath the surface of Enceladus, one of Saturn's moons. The tiny moon is a potentially hospitable home for extraterrestrial life.

Dolphin watch: How social behavior affects genetic makeup

Scientists studying bottlenose dolphins that use sponges as tools to protect their sensitive beaks has shown that social behavior can shape the genetic makeup of an animal population in the wild.

Photo Essay: Spring has sprung in Savannah and on Tybee Island Special

Savannah - The arrival of Spring has brought forth Mother Nature's color palette and visitors to Georgia's coastal empire. Flowers are blooming, swimmers and sunbathers are at the beach, and all are enjoying the sunshine.

Sea anemone is officially ‘half animal and half plant’

Biologists have discovered that sea anemones display an interesting and surprising genetic mix, with a complexity similar to that of fruit flies, and genes similar to those found in both plants and animals.

The buzz about Savannah: charming and romantic Special

Savannah - February has been a good month for Savannah, Ga. The travel pages are buzzing about it being among the world’s best travel spots for those seeking a charming or romantic vacation destination. Visitors to Savannah couldn't agree more.

12 eyes but can't see color, the eyes of a shrimp revealed

Whilst the mantis shrimp eyes have 12 different photoreceptors, the crustaceans cannot easily distinguishing colors, according to a new study.

Photo essay: It's hell on the Costa del Sol in winter (video) Special

Fuengirola - Here we are in mid-winter, and what happens today? Brilliant warm sunshine, people sunbathing on the beach and a generally pleasant outlook. It's hell down here in winter! We've got the mid-winter blues ... blue seas, blue skies.

Iranian scientists develop lifeguard drone

Human lifeguards may become a thing of the past, as scientists have developed and successfuly tested a drone capable of saving drowning victims at sea.

Plenty of freshwater found beneath seabed

Scientists may have discovered a possible solution for the world’s mounting water problems. An Australian research team has found huge reserves of freshwater under the seabed off North America, South Africa, Australia, and China.

Plan to save Maui's dolphins

Only 55 adult Maui's dolphins are known to survive off the coast of New Zealand. A plan has been launched to try and save the few dolphins that are left.

Photo essay: A stroll around old town Tarifa in southern Spain Special

Tarifa - A charming town in the Andalucían white village tradition, Tarifa's narrow streets wind around on a hillside overlooking the Straits of Gibraltar all the way to the exotic Moroccan port city of Tangier.

Wet Dreams at Philadelphia's SPACE 1026

Philadelphia - Wet Dreams is a mixed-media installation inspired by deep sea celestial voyaging, surfing, and the mysticism surrounding the ocean. Its opening reception is this Friday at SPACE 1026, a Philadelphia-based artist collective.

Smallest aquatic bacterium discovered

A new group of bacteria with different genetic characteristics have been discovered in the ocean. These are the smallest ever bacteria yet to be discovered.

The search for the ‘loneliest whale in the world’

An mysterious type of baleen whale is said to roam the North Pacific. Marine biologists know this from some unusual sound recordings. One problem with identifying this particular whale is, however, that no one has actually ever seen it.

More revealed about the world's largest volcano

The largest volcano in the world, with a footprint the size of New Mexico, has been located in the depths of the western Pacific Ocean. More information about the structure has been revealed this week.

Levels of ocean acidity affects global warming

Scientists have warned that continued acidification of the oceans may lead to lower sulfur levels in the atmosphere, worsening the effects of climate change.

Photo Essay: Life is like a day at the beach Special

Tybee Island - What Forrest Gump's momma always said is reinterpreted here and applied to visits to Tybee Island, Georgia, where you never know what you're gonna get.

A dolphin doesn't forget

A new study shows that bottlenose dolphins appear to remember each other's 'signature' whistles for up to two decades after their last encounter.
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My recent creation. A walk at the beach.
My recent creation. A walk at the beach.
Dolphin washed ashore after being maimed
Dolphin washed ashore after being maimed
Striped colonial anemones from East Timor
Striped colonial anemones from East Timor
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A close-up view of the zipper motorboat invented by Tokyo-based Suzuki Yasuhiro
A close-up view of the zipper motorboat invented by Tokyo-based Suzuki Yasuhiro
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A motorboat resembling a zipper in Japanese waters  from an aerial view
A motorboat resembling a zipper in Japanese waters, from an aerial view
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Istiophorus platypterus (sailfish) exhibiting sail-rasing behaviour in the mouth of Golfo Dulce  Cos...
Istiophorus platypterus (sailfish) exhibiting sail-rasing behaviour in the mouth of Golfo Dulce, Costa Rica
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Landing Platform Helicopter (LHS) of the Royal Navy  HMS Ocean.
Landing Platform Helicopter (LHS) of the Royal Navy, HMS Ocean.
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Dolphin washed ashore after being maimed
Dolphin washed ashore after being maimed
Red lionfish (Pterois volitans) near Gilli Banta Island (near Komodo  Indonesia)
Red lionfish (Pterois volitans) near Gilli Banta Island (near Komodo, Indonesia)
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An SUV parked along the ocean
An SUV parked along the ocean
A humpback whale
A humpback whale
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Plastic debris floating on the oceans of the world.
Plastic debris floating on the oceans of the world.
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A dolphin surfs the wake of a research boat on the Banana River - near the Kennedy Space Center.
A dolphin surfs the wake of a research boat on the Banana River - near the Kennedy Space Center.
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Tent camping sites, Charleston, Oregon
Beach Meadows Beach  Brooklyn  NS
Beach Meadows Beach, Brooklyn, NS
Coquille River Lighthouse
Coquille River Lighthouse
Every summer  Australia s fittest men and women show off their fitness levels while competing in the...
Every summer, Australia's fittest men and women show off their fitness levels while competing in the Iron Man and Iron Woman series. This multi edition competition comprises of paddling, swimming, running, and body boarding, and is not for the faint hearted.
Google Street View Ocean
Google Street View Ocean
Google Street View Ocean
Boniface prepares for first underwater dive in custom built dry-suit.
Boniface prepares for first underwater dive in custom built dry-suit.
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