Tag: oceans

SeaWorld to Stop Breeding Killer Whales [VIDEO]

The orcas—also known as killer whales—at SeaWorld will be the last generation to live at the water parks, the company said. SeaWorld will stop breeding them immediately. The company has faced public scrutiny for its treatment of the mammals since 2013, when the CNN documentary Blackfish debuted. The film followed the life of an orca…

Shark Repeatedly Attacks Fisherman’s Kayak [VIDEO]

Mark McCracken a 33-year-old from Santa Maria, Calif., was out fishing in a kayak on Saturday, when an aggressive shark began circling him and hitting his kayak. “I couldn’t tell if he was biting [the kayak] or if he was head-butting it but soon as I saw it I just started going at him with…

Evacuation Of Burning Passenger Ferry Complete After 5 Dead [VIDEO]

All passengers have been evacuated from a Greek ferry that caught fire in the Adriatic Sea, Italy’s coast guard says. The ship’s captain and 4 naval officials remain on board. The Italian coast guard confirmed 5 people died after a blaze broke out on the passenger ferry Norman Atlantic which was travelling between the Greek…

Megamouth Shark Captured Off The Coast Of Japan [VIDEO]

There was something large and extremely rare lurking in the waters off the coast of Japan — until the deep sea creature was pulled from a fishing trap last month. The megamouth shark was put on display at the Marine Science Museum in Shizuoka City, where crowds were able to see it undergo a public…

Castaway says faith helped him survive 13 months adrift in Pacific

It’s an alleged true-life story that trumps Hollywood’s latest castaway tale. Thirteen months adrift at sea (maybe more). Thousands of miles traveled. Survival with only what nature and the elements provided. Jose Salvador Alvarenga washed up on a remote coral atoll in the Marshall Islands last week in a heavily damaged boat. He said he…