Atlantic Ocean

Dec. 24, 2013: A young surfing Santa Claus hits the waves during the fourth annual "surfing Santas" event in Cocoa Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Florida Today, Malcolm Denemark)

Surfers dressed as Santa Claus gather in Florida

COCOA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — More than 210 surfers dressed as Santa Claus, elves and snowmen were surfing the Christmas Eve waves off central Florida’s Atlantic coast. Florida Today reports that when Cocoa Beach Mayor […]

12/27/2013

A Mnemiopsis leidyi, a species of comb jelly known as a sea walnut. (AP Photo/Brown University, Stefan Siebert)

Sponges squeezed off oldest branch of animal tree

NEW YORK (AP) — Sponges are getting squeezed out of a distinctive role in evolution. A new study says they don’t represent the oldest branch of the animal family tree after all. The DNA research […]

12/12/2013

In this image made available Tuesday Dec. 3, 2013, Harrison Odjegba Okene looks in awe as a rescue diver surfaces into the air pocket which has kept Okene alive for nearly three days, recorded by the diver's headcam. (AP Photo/DCN Diving)

Man survives 60 hours at bottom of Atlantic

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Entombed at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean in an upended tugboat and dressed only in boxer shorts, Harrison Odjegba Okene begged God for a miracle. A video of the Nigerian […]

12/03/2013

In this photo provided by Mark McBreairty, a balloon cluster carrying Jonathan Trappe lifts off from Caribou, Maine, Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013. (AP Photo/Mark McBreairty)

Man using cluster balloons lands in Newfoundland

YORK HARBOUR, Newfoundland (AP) — A balloonist who tried to cross the Atlantic Ocean using hundreds of helium-filled balloons is one step closer to heading home after landing short of his goal in Newfoundland. The […]

09/13/2013

French skipper Gerard d'Aboville and captain of The Turanor PlanetSolar, poses on the world's largest solar boat, in Paris, Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013. The PlanetSolar with its 537 square meters of photovoltaic panels powering 6 blocks of lithium-ion batteries, accomplished the first around the world trip powered only by solar energy in May 2012. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

Solar boat reaches Paris after crossing Atlantic

PARIS (AP) — The world’s largest solar-powered boat has docked on the banks of the Seine River, its final port of call after a three-month voyage across the Atlantic Ocean to study how the Gulf […]

09/10/2013

President Barack Obama and First Lady MIchelle Obama (AP Photo)

Obamas return for summer stay on Martha’s Vineyard

WASHINGTON (AP) – The first summer vacation of President Barack Obama’s second term is taking him back to Martha’s Vineyard, the well-heeled Massachusetts island he avoided during last year’s re-election campaign. But his return is […]

08/10/2013

This image provided by NOAA, shows an octopus. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s ship Okeanos Explorer and its robotic sub  are providing live coverage of a expedition running until Aug. 16, 2013, off Nantucket, that is allowing other scientists and everyday people to follow along. Until now, the world of the deep sea floor has mostly been the province of scientists where a handful of researchers would huddle on a ship and watch the video from below, take notes, and two or three years later write a scientific paper.(AP Photo/NOAA)

A reality show with depth: Live ocean exploration

  WASHINGTON (AP) — Vicious fights! Stunning beauties! Surprises around every corner! Yes, it’s reality TV but with a lot more depth — as much as 10,000 feet. It’s live coverage of deep-sea exploration off […]

08/08/2013

John Aldridge holds his nephew Jake after returning to his parents' home, Thursday, July 25, 2013 in Oakdale, N.Y. Aldridge was describing how he was rescued by the U.S. Coast Guard. (AP Photo/Frank Eltman)

Lobsterman survives night in sea, thanks to boots

OAKDALE, N.Y. (AP) — A Long Island lobsterman who spent 12 hours floating in the Atlantic Ocean after falling off his boat joked Thursday that he may have the two rubber boots that kept him […]

07/25/2013

The Carnegie medal. (Carnegie Photo)

Medals fete 13 who risked or lost lives for others

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A West Virginia man who drowned while trying to save four youths caught in an ocean current off the North Carolina coast was one of 13 people honored with medals Tuesday by […]

06/25/2013

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

NOAA predicts another busy hurricane season

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Federal forecasters are predicting yet another busy hurricane season. Thursday’s outlook calls for 13 to 20 named storms, 7 to 11 that strengthen into hurricanes and 3 to 6 that […]

05/23/2013

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