I grew up on the shores of Sydney Harbor and I fondly remember exploring the crystal clear pools, observing the unique and bountiful marine life. Shells and driftwood, cuttlefish bones and dried seaweed littered the sand. That was the only debris from the ocean beyond that I saw.
Whaling fleets nearly wiped out North Atlantic right whales last century. Now these huge mammals are threatened by other human behavior: big ships, fishing gear and entanglement in federal bureaucracy.
A Russian submarine that had been trapped nearly 190 meters (625 feet) below the surface of the Pacific Ocean was raised Sunday, and all seven crew members are alive, a spokesman for the U.S. Pacific Fleet has confirmed.
A $14,000 shotgun and a pricey mountain bike were among the gifts President Bush accepted last year, according to financial disclosure forms on the president and vice president the White House released Friday.
A young right whale named "Yellow Fin" can swim free again after some high-seas drama. With just 300 right whales remaining on the planet, scientists say sending this one animal back to the wild was enormously important.