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Outdoor News March 18, 2011

Canoe, kayak registration rule dropped The Canadian federal government is taking immediate steps to change the law requiring people to register their canoes and kayaks....Full Story

Ottawa eases boating regulations Ottawa has abandoned ship on confusing boating regulations that had canoers and other small vessel owners gauging the weight of their crafts....Full Story

NYC auction: Sailing with Harrison Ford and golfing with Bill Clinton to benefit environment NEW YORK (AP) - A day of golfing and lunch with former president Bill Clinton, flying with Harrison Ford on his private aircraft and sailing off the coast of Maine with the Rockefellers are just a few of the celebrity and luxury items being offered at an auction to benefit four leading environmental organizations....Full Story

Wayne County Man Rescued on Fishing Trip What was supposed to be a typical fishing trip for one man, ended up being a rescue mission for others....Full Story


March 14, 2011

Surging fuel prices worry N.J. boating industry Just when it looked safe to get that boat back in the water, skyrocketing fuel prices may again take a bite out of summer plans to turn landlubbers into mariners....Full Story

Manatee season seems to be over early in South Fla FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. --The endangered marine mammals' winter migration season officially runs through March 31. But recent aerial surveys found just 20 manatees in Palm Beach County and 12 in Broward County. In December, their numbers stood at 799 in Palm Beach and 967 in Broward....Full Story

Study: Extent And Speed Of Lionfish Spread In U.S. Waters Unprecedented; 'Nothing Like This Has Been Seen Before' GAINSVILLE, Florida -- The rapid spread of lionfish along the U.S. eastern seaboard, Gulf of Mexico, and Caribbean is the first documented case of a non-native marine fish establishing a self-sustaining population in the region, according to recent U.S. Geological Survey studies....Full Story

Japan tsunami survivor Hiromitsu Shinkawa found 10 miles out at sea A 60-year-old man has been found on the roof of his floating house nearly 10 miles out at sea, two days after the tsunami that devastated the north-east coast of Japan....Full Story


March 13, 2011

California tsunami damage expected to top $50 million The wall of water, triggered by Japan's massive earthquake, destroyed docks, boats and harbor equipment up and down the coast. Strong currents continue in Crescent City and Santa Monica Bay....Full Story

Japan tsunami a wake-up call for US west coast Japan’s earthquake and tsunami is alerting the US west coast that the same kind of thing could happen there. Experts who study the earth’s shifting crust say the “big one” may be past due....Full Story

Atlantis Found? New Documentary Highlights Professor's Efforts To Locate Fabled Lost City Using satellite photography, ground-penetrating radar and underwater technology, a team of experts (led by University of Hartford professor and archaeologist Richard Freund) has been surveying marshlands in Spain to look for proof of the ancient city....Full Story

Global warming may severely impact U.S. naval forces A Texas A and M University researcher has said that changing global climate due to on-going and projected warming could severely impact U.S. naval forces worldwide...Full Story


March 11, 2011

Why Japan's Tsunami Triggered an Enormous Whirlpool The tsunami that hit northern Japan today created an enormous whirlpool in a harbor off the east coast of that country. According to researchers, whirlpools aren't unusual after waves of this size....Full Story

Study Reveals Widespread Plastic Ingestion By Fish; 'Tons Of Plastic Are Floating In Our Oceans' LONG BEACH, California -- New research unveiled publicly today indicates possible widespread ingestion of plastic by fish in the world's oceans, a finding that could prove troubling to the marine food chain and the world's commercial fisheries....Full Story

Man in Crescent City swept away by high tsunami surf A 25-year-old man taking photos in the harbor at Crescent City, Calif., was swept away by high tsunami surf at 11 a.m. Friday and is still missing....Full Story


March 9 , 2011

Nearby boaters captured final minutes before deadly Coast Guard crash SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - The family of an eight-year-old boy killed during the Parade of Lights say it's a tragedy they'll never forget...Full Story

Somali Pirates Expand Reach, Attack Almost Daily The navies of anywhere from 25 to 30 nations on any given day are participating in anti-piracy operations in the waters east of the war-torn, lawless nation of Somalia. But their efforts have not been enough to stop the almost daily attacks on shipping lanes, said veterans of navy task forces that have patrolled the Indian Ocean....Full Story

Orca encounter unnerves Wellington triathlete Triathlete Nicole Walker has always felt uneasy swimming in the ocean, but it was a close encounter with an orca at Oriental Bay that really left her shaking....Full Story

Four men on a raft: our extraordinary home-from-home At the age of 84, Anthony Smith is crossing the Atlantic on a raft. This week he extols the design of his unorthodox mode of transport....Full Story


March 8 , 2011

Boating Ogopogo or funny engineering prank? A boat hanging from a Kelowna, B.C. bridge with a mythical Ogopogo sea monster at the helm has all the hallmarks of a university engineering prank, say police in the province's Okanagan region...Full Story

Outlook good for commercial salmon fishing on West Coast GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Strong returns of chinook salmon should give Oregon commercial fishermen their first decent season in years, but declining runs of coho from Columbia River hatcheries and worries over wild coastal fish mean charter boats and sports anglers can expect another mediocre year....Full Story

Millions of dead fish at King Harbor in Redondo Beach Fish, including anchovies, sardines and mackerel were floating lifeless in Basins 1 and 2 of the north side of King Harbor Marina....Full Story

Tug boat lookout on phone during fatal collision, safety board says (CNN) -- A tug boat lookout was on a cellphone call to his mother's house when the barge it was ferrying collided with an anchored tour boat in the Delaware River last summer, according to a report released Monday by the National Transportation Safety Board....Full Story


March 7 , 2011

Deal reached to manage fishing in Northeast Pacific VANCOUVER — Countries bordering the North Pacific Ocean have struck a deal that environmentalists said Monday will help protect 16.1 million square miles of ocean floor from a destructive technique called bottom trawl fishing....Full Story

Pirate attack foiled on tanker off Oman The multinational anti-piracy fleet said Sunday it thwarted a takeover of an oil tanker in the Arabian Sea...Full Story

Japanese whalers eye off home waters A Japanese whaling expert is concerned Japan may compensate for a lower-than-usual haul of whales in the Southern Ocean by increasing whale and dolphin hunting off its coast....Full Story

Terrifying new pictures reveal how Britain's cities could be devastated by flood water The centres of London, Birmingham, Cardiff and Liverpool would be completely submerged with properties wrecked and businesses shutdown in the event of major flooding....Full Story

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