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    Seattle’s housing market is slowing faster than any in the country, a new study has revealed - as cash-strapped buyers increasingly shy away from home purchases.  The study, from real estate firm Redfin, ranked the nation’s most populous hubs using metrics such as prices, price drops, and supply - and found that the real estate market is cooling fastest primarily along the West Coast. Property prices along West Coast metropolitan areas are understood to be dipping because of a glut of properties on the market, amid a mass exodus of citizens deterred by rising mortgage rates, crime, and warnings of a looming recession. Costly Western locales that had seen their prices swell since the pandemic, such as San Diego and San Jose, helped round out the top 20 fastest-cooling cities, based on yearly changes in prices from February to August 2022. Also present were cities that surfaced as homebuying hotspots during the pandemic, such as Phoenix, Las Vegas and Dallas, whose markets have rapidly cooled as the recently surfaced advent of remote work continues to recede. Meanwhile, the market as a whole has swelled since going...
    The MOL Maneuver container ship sails into port under the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge in the lower bay of the New York Harbor on March 25, 2021 in New York City.Gary Hershorn | Corbis News | Getty Images Historic import and export container processing in the month of August pushed the Port of New York and New Jersey to the No. 1 spot outpacing both the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. This comes as the flow of trade continues to move away from the West Coast with logistics managers worried about a labor strike or lockout. The Port of Los Angeles ranked third in the nation in August, moving 805,314 total containers. That was 37,877 less than the Port of New York and New Jersey, which moved 843,191. The Port of Long Beach came in second, moving 806,940 export and import containers. "We are exceeding pre-Covid numbers. It is astonishing, and it is a credit to the men and women who are moving the cargo with such efficiency," said Kevin O'Toole, chairman of the Port Authority. "Our planning with rail...
    A ‘sea monster’ was pulled from the depths off the coast of Australia by fisherman who was surprised when he dragged in a shark with beady eyes and a human-like smile. The shark appeared to have rough, charcoal-colored skin and a small mouth with tiny sharp teeth lining the top and bottom. The image of the dead creature was shared on Facebook, sparking several theories as to what kind of shark it is - some suggest it was a cookiecutter or goblin shark. Dean Grubbs, associate director of research at the Florida State University Coastal and Marine Laboratory told Newsweek, that it looks like a gulper shark. The creepy creature is said to be a gulper shark that is critically endangered around Australia due to overfishing RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next World's first cloned Artic wolf is born in China: Pup named... Forget being right or left-handed! Octopuses have a... Share this article Share The shark was caught by fisherman Trapnman Bermagui on September 12. He reeled the nightmarish fish to his...
    BRETON the great white shark has drawn an incredible "self-portrait" with a GPS tracker while stalking pray in the ocean. Marine scientists tracking the intrepid underwater predator were left gobsmacked by the bizarre find. 2Breton the great white used a GPS tracker to etch out a drawing of a sharkCredit: SWNS 2The great pearly white was fitted with a tracking device by researchers in 2020Credit: SWNS The 13ft marine beast, named after Cape Breton in Canada, was fitted with a tracking device as a part of a research programme by ocean research charity OCEANRCH in Nova Scotia in September 2020. What they found two years later left them in a state of shock and disbelief. The creature had travelled along the US East Coast off New Jersey, Chincoteague, Virginia and Long Bay, South Carolina - sketching an outline of a shark as he swam along. Scientists were able to track Breton's movements every time he surfaced. READ MORE ON SHARKSSOMEFIN'S IN THE WATER Moment 20ft shark comes within feet of tourist boat off UK coast Breton created a "head" by...
    When Will Jones hops on his favorite form of travel – a long-distance Amtrak train – it’s not for speed or convenience. In a world obsessed with hyperconnectivity, he spends days at a time confined to a massive metal tube that is often beset by delays, lacks wifi, and is one of the 21st century’s slowest forms of motorized travel. “When riding Amtrak I tell people just chill,” Jones said, as the Santa Ynez mountains passed by in the distance. “Because you will be exposed to America.” Amtrak riders should take note of Jones’ leisurely approach to train riding in the United States. Its fleet of hulking diesel-powered locomotives are often slower than they were 85 years ago. On the Coast Starlight, an epic 1,377-mile journey from Seattle to Los Angeles, the Bay Area portion – connecting Oakland and San Jose to Los Angeles – takes over 12 hours. In 1938, the now-defunct Daylight train cruised down to Los Angeles in less than 10. This Dec. 16, 2017 photo shows the northern California coastline from the window of Amtrak’s Coast Starlight...
    Hundreds of whales have become stranded after washing ashore on Tasmania's west coast.  The mass stranding occurred near Macquarie Harbour, south of Strahan, on Wednesday, officials with the Department of Natural Resources and Environment confirmed.  It comes just two days after 14 sperm whales died after they became stranded on King Island, off Tasmania's north-west coast, in a marine mystery that's baffled experts. Hundreds of whales are reportedly stranded at Macquarie Harbour (pictured) near Strahan on Tasmania's west coast The mass stranding comes two days after 14 sperm whales washed ashore on King Island (picture courtesy of NRE Tas) The whale carcasses were found at a local fishing area off the island's west coast on Monday (picture courtesy of NRE Tas) Those whales, which were all young males, were discovered on Monday afternoon at a local fishing spot.  Wildlife biologists and a vet are still investigating how that pod of males became stranded. Theories why sperm whales washed ashore on Monday  It was quite unusual for sperm whales to wash ashore, Griffith University marine scientist Dr Olaf Meynecke told Australian...
    It turns out headhunting in early San Francisco really did involve hunting and noggins, though in quite unpleasant terms. Captains needing sailors had runners lure men to saloons with promises of free liquor and fun women. Instead, they’d get whisky laced with opium. “After he drank it, he’d get woozy, and that’s when the bartender would whip out a little leather-covered club and hit him over the head, pull a lever, and drop him down onto a mattress in the basement,” says Daniel Bacon. “He’d be held there for a short period, until he was put on a ship, and once that ship sailed out of the Golden Gate, there was really nothing the guy could do.” Bacon is a San Francisco writer and historian and an authority on the aggressive labor market of the mid-1800s, when part of downtown became known as the rough-and-tumble Barbary Coast. He and the San Francisco Historical Society had the city christen the now-famous Barbary Coast Trail in the late 1990s. It runs for about four miles from Fifth and Mission streets up to...
    ABC Season 31 of “Dancing With the Stars” premieres on Monday, September 19, 2022 at 8 p.m. Eastern/5 p.m. Pacific time on Disney+. The show will feature a total of 16 pairings of professional dancers and celebrity partners each performing during the premiere, and the night will culminate with one elimination. Judges Carrie Ann Inaba, Bruno Tonioli, Derek Hough, and Len Goodman each return to the panel for the season, and host Tyra Banks also makes her return to the ballroom, but this time she’s joined by TV personality and Mirrorball Champion Alfonso Ribeiro. Read on to learn what to expect from the premiere episode of the show.All Dances & Partnerships for Episode 1 Have Been Revealed View this post on Instagram A post shared by Dancing With The Stars #DWTS (@dancingwiththestars) Each of the dances that are expected for “Dancing With the Stars” season 31 episode one have been revealed ahead of time. Here’s what viewers can expect to see in the ballroom: Joseph Baena and pro Daniella Karagach will perform a Jive to “Pump...
    (CNN)Tropical Storm Madeline formed in the Pacific Ocean off the western coast of Mexico Saturday afternoon.Carrying maximum winds sustained at 45 mph, the storm was about 280 miles south-southwest of Manzanillo, Colima, and 520 miles south-southeast of Cabo San Lucas, on the tip of Baja California.The outer bands of the storm are expected to interact with the remnants of Tropical Storm Lester and produce torrential downpours. More than 10 inches of rain are possible in Guerrero, Michoacán and Oaxaca.In areas of southern Nayarit and Jalisco -- including Puerto Vallarta -- residents could see heavy rains, gusty winds and waves up to 13 feet high along the coasts. Tropical Storm #Madeline forms over the eastern Pacific. There is a larger-than-normal amount of uncertainty in the track and intensity forecast at this time. Check https://t.co/Oy8uoeSibM for updates. pic.twitter.com/N56CcWJzHK— NHC Eastern Pacific (@NHC_Pacific) September 17, 2022 Rainfall from both Lester and Madeline could lead to landslides, bring up water levels in rivers and streams, and flood low-lying areas.Read MoreResidents are "urged to heed the SMN (Servicio Meteorológico Nacional) warnings and follow the guidance...
    Two extremely rare megamouth sharks were captured on video off the coast of San Diego. David Stabile was fishing with his friends Val Costescu and Andrew Chang about 30 miles offshore when they saw the megamouth sharks.  'This weekend my friends and I went fishing off the coast of San Diego and video taped two of the most elusive sharks on this planet. Here's some cool footage I took of the two Megamouth Sharks,' Stabile wrote on Twitter.  In the videos, which were shared on Twitter and Facebook, the sharks can be seen slowly swimming very close to the boat. One swims closer to the surface while the other can be seen a feet below it, moving almost in the other's shadow. Two extremely rare megamouth sharks were captured on video by a fisherman off the coast of San Diego this week  David Stabile was fishing with his friends Val Costescu and Andrew Chang about 30 miles offshore when they saw the megamouth sharks The second megamouth shark was captured off of Santa Catalina Island and is displayed at the...
    A "spirit bear" in British Columbia's Great Bear Rainforest.Ken Canning/Getty Images This story was originally published by Atlas Obscura and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. No one knows how long diesel had been seeping from a crack in the tanker truck, parked at an old cannery on the bank of Rivers Inlet, a fjord about 300 miles north of Vancouver in the heart of Wuikinuxv First Nations Territory. By the time somebody noticed, more than 2,000 gallons of fuel had leaked onto shore and into a waterway teeming with crab, salmon, and spawning candlefish. On February 15, 2021, within an hour of being notified about the impending disaster, members of the Wuikinuxv Coastal Guardian Watchmen program arrived on the scene, assessing and containing the spill. The next day, fellow guardians from the neighboring Heiltsuk Nation came with supplies and additional manpower. By the time provincial officers showed up three days later, 90 percent of the spill area had already been contained. “We were…frustrated” by rampant poaching and illegal logging in Kitasoo/Xai’Xais Nation territory. “So we bought a boat...
    Five need-to-knows for Week Three … 1. Big Ten travel travails Michigan State coach Mel Tucker said he was concerned enough about the trip to Seattle for the showdown at Washington that his staff “talked to some experts” about the impact of traveling west. We could have saved him the time: It’s a long way. The flight from East Lansing to Seattle will cover almost 2,000 miles and take about four-and-a-half hours. A review of recent Big Ten history on the West Coast should give Tucker additional reason to worry. The Hotline examined every Big Ten vs. Pac-12 matchup this century and filtered for the circumstances MSU will face on Saturday: regular-season games played in the Pacific Time Zone. Dating to the 2000 season, the Pac-12 has a 26-10 record in head-to-head matchups against Big Ten opponents in Arizona, California, Oregon and Washington. Dig one more layer, and the disparity becomes more extreme: Big Ten teams are 2-9 in regular-season games at Washington and Oregon. Michigan State’s specific history is no better. The Spartans are 0-3 on the West Coast...
    A Georgia defence attorney and CNN legal contributor has drowned after swimming in the sea with his teenage son near their costal home. Page Pate, 55, died after being swept out into a rip current off the cost of St. Simons Island, Georgia, on Sunday afternoon. The trial lawyer had worked for more than 25 years and divided his time between offices in Atlanta and Brunswick on the coast. He had been spending time with his two sons and wife Elizabeth at their coastal home at the time of his death. First responders were called to two swimmers ‘in distress’ at Gould’s Inlet beach just after 2pm. Gylnn County Fire-Rescue acting Chief Vinnie DiCristofalo confirmed that the two swimmers were Pate and his teenage son. He said that the ‘adolescent victim reached the shore safely’ while the water resuce team were heading to the scene. Page Pate, 55, died after being swept out into a rip current off the cost of St. Simons Island, Georgia, on Sunday afternoon First responders were called to two swimmers ‘in distress’ at Gould’s...
    INCREDIBLE video revealed an enormous whale shark off the US coast during a “once-in-a-lifetime” encounter. People aboard the Privateer, a whale-watching ship, got to witness the 25-foot-long sea creature up close as it spent a few minutes swimming around. 4Whale watchers experienced a rare event off the coast of San Diego when a whale shark swam near their shipCredit: NBC 4Video captured the moment the 25-foot-long creature circled the vesselCredit: NBC The onlookers snapped photos in awe, shouting words such as “Insane,” and “Are you kidding me?” Captain Bryan McGory, who steers the vessel for the San Diego Whale Watch captured the video on Labor Day as 149 people were on board. “[This is] extremely rare,” said McGory. “I’m thinking it’s a once-in-a-lifetime encounter.” He explained that earlier in the day, the group spotted hundreds of long-beaked common dolphins and a blue whale. READ MORE NEWS'A VIOLATION' Rape victim whose DNA was used to charge her with a crime sues for millions'NOTHING BUT LOVE' Big names including Cardi B mourn rapper 'killed' in restaurant robbery However, later on, someone on...
    (CNN)After a record-breaking heat wave scorched the West, California firefighters battling destructive flames fueled by the blistering hot temperatures got help from a post-tropical cyclone's lingering showers Saturday.In the Golden State, residents saw both record rainfall and record heat in the same week, as what used to be Tropical Storm Kay made a rare close pass to California following a prolonged heat wave.San Diego received 0.61 inches of rain Friday, breaking a previous daily rainfall record of 0.09 inches set in 1976. More than 5 inches of rain was recorded over two days in San Diego County's Mount Laguna, according to the National Weather Service. From wildfires to tropical storm rains, parts of the West Coast continue to face extreme weather conditions this weekend"Believe it or not, rainfall is abnormal for this time of year," weather service officials in Los Angeles said, adding that rainfall records were broken in downtown Los Angeles, Burbank, Los Angeles International Airport and Long Beach Airport.Kay has weakened from its earlier tropical storm strength that struck the US, following its landfall in Mexico as a...
    The million dollar Gold Coast mansion where Johnny Depp lost the tip of his finger is officially up for grabs.  Owned by former 500cc motorcycle world champion Mick Doohan, it has been estimated to be worth $40million and will go under the hammer on September 28. The sprawling property, known as Diamond Head, boasts 10 bedrooms and 10 bathrooms, and sits on 18 hectares.  The million dollar Gold Coast mansion where Johnny Depp, 59, (pictured) lost the tip of his finger is officially up for grabs Previously rented by Brad Pitt, it comes with a helipad, a 2000-bottle wine cellar and a cinema.  RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next EDEN CONFIDENTIAL: How BBC 'golden girl' Selina Scott could... Al Pacino, 82, and his girlfriend Noor Alfallah, 28, match... Sweeney Todd Ticketmaster page reveals musical classic will... Britney Spears claps back at son Jayden, 15, by taunting him... Share this article Share The private jetty provides access to the Coomera and Pimpama rivers and there is even a landing strip for private...
    (CNN)As parts of the West grapple with destructive wildfires fueled by scorching temperatures, a storm that brought life-threatening flash flooding and powerful winds to Southern California will deliver more heavy rain Saturday.Millions across portions of San Diego, Riverside and San Bernardino counties are under flash flood watches through Saturday as post-tropical cyclone Kay drenches the region. The storm has caused some damage and flooded roads, officials in San Diego said. The storm will "continue to bring heavy rain and flash flooding to portions of the Desert Southwest into Southern California Friday night into Saturday, along with high winds through the mountains of Southern California," the National Weather Service said Friday. Rain falling in Southern California threatening areas of drought-stricken state with possibilities of flash floodsKay has weakened from its earlier tropical storm strength when it struck the US, which had followed its landfall in Mexico as a Category 1 hurricane on Thursday. It will continue to weaken as it moves west off the northern Baja coast, roughly 120 miles southwest of San Diego, according to CNN meteorologist Derek Van...
    Tropical Storm Kay can bring a year's worth of rainfall to aid Southern California's relentless drought while Hurricane Earl is expected to deliver strong rip currents to the East Coast. Hurricane Kay is making its way north of the coast of Baja California as the category one storm is expected to bring heavy rainfall and flooding as it moves into Southern California. The weather forecasted in Southern counties, including San Diego, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and Los Angeles will be a break from the week long scorching heatwave as the heaviest amount of rainfall is predicted on Friday and Saturday. For the next 36 hours Southern California cities up to Los Angeles and stretching Inland and into Arizona, will be the most vulnerable to flooding. The east San Diego and Palm Springs area will see the highest amount of rain, according to The Weather Channel. With temperatures dropping in some areas from 100F to about 80F, the weekend forecast may also benefit firefighters battling ongoing blazes in Los Angeles, Riverside and San Diego counties - but the predicted winds can...
    (CNN)The entire East Coast could be affected by strong rip currents this weekend as Hurricane Earl threatens Bermuda, packing forceful winds of at least 90 mph and potentially strengthening to a Category 3 storm.A tropical storm warning is in effect for Bermuda, meaning winds in that area are expected to reach up to 73 mph (118 kph), according to the National Hurricane Center. The region was under a hurricane watch that was lifted Thursday, yet forecasters are expecting winds to pick up on Friday, the hurricane center said. And despite the storm being hundreds of miles offshore from the US, dangerous surf conditions and rip currents "are expected along the East Coast through the weekend," the National Weather Service said.Hurricanes have the potential to impact the East Coast "even when they remain far enough away that you don't even notice they exist," the weather service warned."Hurricane Earl is just such a hurricane. The greatest coastal impacts will be in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast into this weekend," the weather service said.Read MoreNotably, those types of hurricanes can produce strong swells that...
    (CNN)Hurricane Earl is on the brink of turning into a major hurricane, threatening Bermuda with ferocious winds Thursday evening. "Hurricane conditions are possible on Bermuda this evening," the Miami-based National Hurricane Center said Thursday afternoon. Swells generated by Earl have been building near Bermuda and are expected to reach the US East Coast later Thursday, forecasters said. "These swells are likely to cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions through the weekend," the National Hurricane Center said. As of 2 p.m. ET Thursday, Hurricane Earl was centered about 180 miles (290 kilometers) south of Bermuda, according to the center. The cyclone was headed north-northeast at 13 mph (20 kilometers per hour). Read MoreIt hurled maximum sustained winds of 105 mph, which will likely intensify."Additional strengthening is forecast during the next day or so, and Earl could become a major hurricane later today," the National Hurricane Center said. A "major hurricane" is one that has maximum sustained winds of at least 111 mph.
    Rare footage of ‘phantom’ sharks, formally known as porbeagle, swimming off the coast of Rhode Island and Massachusetts shows the apex predators challenging each other in what could either be a duel over a mate or hunting grounds.  The exciting video and images of the encounter was captured by Joe and Lauren Romeiro, a husband and wife duo that researches sharks through non-invasive sampling techniques, who were able to get up close with these porbeagle sharks that primarily stick to deeper, colder waters. Two sharks first appear in the dark waters, circling each other, and then three others join the spectacle in what thee team calls 'the motherload' - it is very rare to see one porbeagle, let alone a group. The Romeiros have spent countless hours observing sharks off the coast of New England, but sightings of the porbeagle are so rare they dubbed it the 'phantom' shark. Rare footage of ‘phantom’ sharks, formally known as porbeagle, shows a group swimming off the coast of Rhode Island and Massachusetts  The porbeagle shark is named for its 'porpoise' shape and...
    The Coast Guard have abandoned the search for nine people, including one child, who are presumed dead after a seaplane crashed in Washington's Mutiny Bay near Seattle.  Emergency services scrambled to the scene after aircraft went down around 3:30pm on Sunday on its way to Renton Municipal Airport - a 50 minute flight.  Responders found one body of the 10 people who were onboard the seaplane, but despite searching through the night, no other bodies have been found. 'It is always difficult when it comes time to make a decision to stop searching,' said Capt. Daniel Broadhurst, Incident Management Branch Chief for the 13th Coast Guard District. 'The hearts of all the first responders go out to those who lost a family member, a loved one or a friend in the crash.' This is the last know photo of the Northwest Seaplane craft that went down in Mutiny Bay on Sunday, killing all 10 passengers and pilot The Northwest Seaplane aircraft touches down during an earlier flight. The company had a flawless safety record before the crash The cause of the...
    NATO jets scrambled to intercept a private jet before it crashed into the sea off the coast of Latvia this evening after 'rapidly losing altitude' during flight from Spain. A private Cessna plane crashed off into the Baltic Sea, Sweden's rescue service said, after an erratic flight course with nobody visible in the cockpit. The Austrian-registered Cessna 551 aircraft was flying from Jerez in southern Spain, from where it took off just before 2pm without a set destination, according to FlightRadar24 website. It turned twice, at Paris and Cologne, before heading straight out over the Baltic, passing near the Swedish island of Gotland.  Just after 6.30pm, it was listed on the flight tracker as rapidly losing speed and altitude. 'We've learned that the plane has crashed (in the ocean) north-west of the town of Ventspils in Latvia,' a spokesperson for Sweden's rescue service said. 'It has disappeared from the radar.' The plane turned twice, at Paris and Cologne, before heading straight out over the Baltic, passing near the Swedish island of Gotland  The Austrian-registered plane took off from Jerez, Spain on Sunday...
    RARE pictures have captured so called "phantom" sharks lurking in the depths of the Atlantic ocean just off the US coast. Married photographers Joe and Lauren Romeiro managed to take footage of the beasts - real name porbeagle - off Rhode Island and Massachusetts. 4The porbeagle was filmed off the coast of Rhode Island and MassachusettsCredit: Joe and Lauren Romeiro/333 Productions 4Married photographers Joe and Lauren Romeiro managed to take footage of the elusive beastsCredit: Joe and Lauren Romeiro/333 Productions 4The fish are known as 'phantom' sharks due to the difficulty in tracking them downCredit: Joe and Lauren Romeiro/333 Productions They captured the deep water predators - which grow up to eight feet long and weigh 300 pounds - in footage they shared online this summer. Joe Romeiro told Go Local Prov there are "very few photos or film footage of free-swimming porbeagle sharks anywhere in the world". He added: "We were out at night on our research vessel to capture what few have ever witnessed, hoping for just one porbeagle but then we saw five interacting with...
    More than 400,000 people could see history in the making, as NASA announced it Artemis I is 'go' for launch on Saturday - the agency's second attempt after the first was scrubbed on Monday. NASA proudly shared in a Friday pre-launch briefing that the final core state and engine preparations are complete and weather conditions look 60 percent favorable for the launch window that opens at 2:17pm ET and then 80 percent before it closes two hours later. Monday saw a last-minute scrub due to a reading from a 'bad' sensor that disappointed the 200,000 spectators around Kennedy Space Center who were before sunrise to see the launch. NASA shared that such incorrect information will simply be ignored in the future. Artemis mission manager Mike Sarafin said in a statement: 'There's no guarantee that we're going to get off on Saturday, but we're going to try.' Scroll down for video  The Space Launch System (SLS) rocket and Orion capsule are sitting on Launchpad 39B at Kennedy Space Center in Florida awaiting its second chance for a maiden flight The Space...
    China has sent 14 fighter jets across the Taiwan Strait median line in a show of force against Taipei after one of its drones was shot down. The defence ministry said the jets crossed the unofficial territorial barrier in the sabre-rattling exercise as Beijing continues its military activities near the disputed island. Earlier today, Taiwan's military for the first time shot down an unidentified civilian drone that entered its airspace near an islet off the Chinese coast. China has sent 14 fighter jets across the Taiwan Strait median line in a show of force against Taipei (file image of Chinese fighter jets last month near Taiwan) The government vowed to take tough measures to deal with an increase in such intrusions. Beijing, which claims Taiwan as its own against the strong objections of the Taipei government, has held military exercises around the island since early last month in reaction to a visit to Taipei by US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Bombshell UN report accuses China of 'serious human...
    The US Navy has released a new video showing the moment a sailor filmed six mysterious drones swarming around its most advanced warship in April 2019. In this incident, drones were captured floating around the USS Zumlwalt, though six other vessels were involved, and all incidents happened between March and July of 2019. It happened 19 miles off the coast of California, in international waters, while the Zumwalt was stationed at Camp Pendleton.   In the video, a sailor can heard narrating the strange event and says the aircraft are operating at an altitude of 300 to 1000 feet and made multiple flyovers and circle patterns around the ship.  While the video is unclear, it shows a drone with multicolored lights buzzing above the ship flying in 'consistent patterns,' and the sailor also says they appear to be unarmed. At one point, one of the drones passed over the deck of the ship, and no contact with the vessel itself was made.   Drone swarm events have become more common in recent years, and in some incidents less capable drones are even...
    A great white shark that weighs 1,400 pounds and is 13-feet long has been tracked near Cape Cod amid a season higher shark sightings in the northeast. The gigantic shark, named Bob, is one of many fitted with a device that allows researchers to know where they are - that information is fed into platforms like the Sharktivity app or the website of Ocearch - a marine research group. The group said it had been almost 10 months since they received a location ping from Bob when the great white pinged on Sunday off Nantucket Island, Massachusetts. 'We met Bob last September off Nova Scotia and he had last pinged off Jacksonville, Florida in November,' the group said. A great white shark that weighs 1,400 pounds and is 13-feet long has been tracked near Cape Cod amid a season higher shark sightings in the northeast 'We met Bob last September off Nova Scotia and he had last pinged off Jacksonville, Florida in November,' the group said 'We’re excited to hear from Bob again and hope he continues to come to...
    Two weather systems over the Atlantic Ocean could possibly turn into the season's next major tropical storm or hurricane, with one of them given an 80% chance to form in the next five days. While tropical depressions can be hard to predict at such an early stage, models have indicated one of the systems, if it were to gain power, could head for Bermuda and then possibly the US' East Coast. The potential storms come as the Atlantic hasn't had a storm all August, marking it as one of the calmest periods in history during a month that typically spawns the most storms and hurricanes. One reason for the lack of storms can be attributed to the Sahara Desert in Africa, as dust from the desert is swept across the Atlantic ocean, creating dryer air that makes it harder for storms to form.  The mass of dust, called the Saharan Air Layer is about two miles thick and sits one mile above the Earth's surface, and is known to be responsible for stunning sunsets and sunrises due to light bouncing...
    A 13-FEET great white shark named Bob has been spotted off the coast of Cape Cod in Massachusetts. The sighting comes as a new terrifying video showed a 10-feet shark who goes by Andromache swimming into Canadian waters for the first time. 3Bob, a 13-feet, 1,400lb great white shark was spotted off Cape Cod on SundayCredit: OCEARCH 3A 10-feet shark who goes by Andromache was seen swimming into Canadian waters for the first timeCredit: OCEARCH 3A video shows Andromache, a 10-feet great white shark, as she swims in the North AtlanticCredit: OCEARCH Andromache was tagged near Cape Cod in 2020 and has been seen spending the past two summers in the region. However, on August 21 she was pinged in the Chignecto Bay off News Brunswick in Canada, according to OCEARCH. Bob, on his part, had not been spotted for 10 months, but pinged on Sunday off Nantucket Island, per the tracker website. The 1,400lb shark is just one of many great white sharks to flock to the region from July through October, as reported by Newsweek....
    (CNN)Many people dream of becoming an Olympian but only a handful ever make it. At age 23, Franck N'Dri became the first Olympic rower from Ivory Coast when he participated in the Tokyo 2020 Games. With guidance from his coach, Canadian former Olympic rower Timothy Turner, N'Dri was able to honor the ambition of his late father, a man who was a national kayaking champion. His father introduced N'Dri to watersports and continues to inspire him to become a better rower. "I have my father's face in my head when I row," says N'Dri. "He was always telling me that as long as you're rowing, as long as you're breathing, don't give up -- keep going until the end."The next generationNow, N'Dri wants other Ivorian rowers to be able to emulate his Olympic success. He says that one barrier to increasing participation in Ivory Coast is a perception that water sports are unsafe.Read More"Parents are very afraid of the water and [for] their children approach it," says N'Dri. Related story: These African athletes made history at Tokyo 2020To combat this,...
    A U.S. coast guard cutter conducting patrols as part of an international mission to prevent illegal fishing was unable to get clearance for a scheduled port call in the Solomon Islands - an incident that comes amid growing concerns of Chinese influence on the Pacific nation. The cutter Oliver Henry was taking part in Operation Island Chief monitoring fishing activities in the Pacific, which ended Friday, when it sought to make a scheduled stop at Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands, to refuel and re-provision, the Coast Guard office in Honolulu said. There was no response from the Solomon Islands' government for diplomatic clearance for the vessel to stop there, however, so the Oliver Henry diverted to Papua New Guinea, the Coast Guard said. China has been assertively trying to expand its presence and influence in the Pacific, and Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare alarmed some neighbors, the U.S. and others after he signed a new security pact with China.  The pact has raised fears of a Chinese naval base being established within 1,200 miles off the Australia's northeast coast.  The cutter...
    No one seems to be neutral about a foggy beach. People either love or hate seeing the ocean blanketed in gray, and each side of the argument tends to think the other side is crazy. Take the people I used to check into Morro Bay State Park during my summers in college. While I loved leaving the sun behind in San Luis Obispo to spend the day at a shoreline usually draped in fog, the gray did not make most of the campers smile. In particular, I remember the people who pulled long trailers over Highway 41 from the San Joaquin Valley to announce as soon as they reached my window: “I drove from Bakersfield to go to the beach. When is that fog going away?” I never knew how to respond to that question. First, only the fog knows its schedule. Second, who doesn’t love fog?! Third, even if you don’t usually love fog, wouldn’t it feel like a heavenly respite from the scorching summer heat where they came from? Given the several scorching weeks of heat we’ve had...
    YOU could have the eyes of a hawk of you can spot the snake lurking near this swimming pool. The sneaky serpent has found a perfect hiding spot in the bushes of this Australian garden – but are you up for the challenge? 3Can you spot where the sneaky snake is hiding in this image?Credit: SNAKE CATCHERS BRISBANE & GOLD COAST The snaps were posted to Facebook by snake-catching company Snake Catchers Brisbane & Gold Coast. The image shows a seemingly innocuous pruned green bush next to a swimming pool. But the ordinary-looking image has proved a stark warning to homeowners that their properties aren’t as snake free as they once thought. The deadly snake proved it was a master of disguise by concealing itself among the leaves before revealing itself to the world. Read more on optical illusionsDOUBLE TAKE Mind-bending optical illusion reveals if you’re humble or caring and wise It had social media users scratching their heads after they were left baffled by the image. But did you spot it? Several Facebook users initially struggled to locate the...
    In 1987, a bizarre story hit the headlines revealing that teenage killer whales in the Pacific had been killing salmon and wearing them on their heads like hats. The strange behaviour was spotted in several pods but had ceased by the following summer, and was deemed a 'temporary cultural fad'. Now, it appears that teenage orcas off the coast of Europe have a new fad, which involves attacking sailing boats. Pods of youngsters have been spotted attacking boats off the coast of France, Portugal, and Spain – leaving scientists baffled as to the reason. Twitter user Heidi Heidi posted about the bizarre behaviour on Twitter, describing the orcas as 'teenage hooligans'.  Last year, a British sailor was surrounded by a pod of killer whales which tried to capsize his boat  WHY DO ORCAS HUNT GREAT WHITE SHARKS?  Orcas are the only natural predator of the Great White. Scientists have found proof that they are gashing the sharks open and eating their fatty livers.  Scientists speculate this behaviour may be behind the disappearance of great whites from the waters of False...
    IF YOU have a fear of snakes, look away now. At first glance, this photograph appears to show a typical back garden with an overgrown lawn, a wooden fence and a clothes horse. 3There's a sneaky snake hiding in this back garden... so can you spot it? But look a little closer and you’ll see a massive snake hiding amongst the greenery – so can you spot it? The huge reptile is camouflaged in the shrubbery in the top right hand corner of the image. Sunshine Coast Snake Catchers, from Queensland, Australia, were called in by home owners after they saw the reptile hiding amongst the plants, with part of its body hanging over the fence. The experts took a picture of the scene, before asking their Facebook followers to find the creature. Read More LifestyleMAN'S TREASURE You have the eyes of a hawk if you can spot a cat hidden in a pile of trashFEELING FRUITY Can you spot the hidden apples among the birds and their houses? And it proved a difficult task for many social media users. Jacki Day...
    The Duke of Sussex has continued his surprise solo African tour with a visit to Rwanda to meet the President of the country. Prince Harry, 37, who is currently living in his $14 million mansion in California having stepped back from royal duty, made a solo trip to Mozambique's azure Indian Ocean coast last week. The Duke made the 20,000 trip from California to host a group of US officials, conservationists and philanthropists on a tour of the pristine Bazaruto Archipelago in his role as president of African Parks, his spokesperson said. However it has now emerged the father-of-two also visited Rwanda during his trip to Africa.  The President's official Twitter account posted: 'President Kagame received Prince Harry, The Duke of Sussex, who visited Rwanda as part of his work as President of African Parks. 'The Government of Rwanda has agreements with African Parks to manage Akagera and Nyungwe National Parks.' The royal appeared not to have been joined by his wife Meghan Markle, 41, or his children Archie, three, or Lilibet, one, on the trip.  The Duke of Sussex has continued...
    An unearthed 13th century map could show evidence of a 'Welsh Atlantis' as two islands depicted off the coast of Wales may be the lost kingdom of Cantre'r Gwaelod.  The legend of Cantre'r Gwaelod and its land sunken below Cardigan Bay has been told for almost a thousand years.   Now there is possible geographical evidence for the lost land - one island is offshore between Aberystwyth and Aberdyfi and the other further north towards Barmouth, Gwynedd. The legend Cantre'r Gwaelod tells of the lost kingdom that sunk into the sea off the Welsh coast - pictured is the Ceredigion coast and Cardigan Island Simon Haslett, honorary professor of physical geography at Swansea University, and David Willis, Jesus Professor of Celtic at the University of Oxford, presented the evidence of the islands on a medieval map.  Haslett had been in search of the lost islands in Cardigan Bay first mentioned in the mid-13th Century and the pair found both islands to be a quarter size of Anglesey.   The 'Welsh Atlantis' is marked on the Medieval Gough Map which is the oldest...
    Nineteen migrants who were stranded in a disabled boat off the coast of Redondo Beach were rescued by the Coast Guard on Saturday. No injuries were reported. The rescue began at 9:10 a.m. when Coast Guard officers in the Los Angeles County received a call about a boat that wasn’t moving and appeared to be in distress, Petty Officer Richard Brahm said. The Coast Guard’s rescue coordinators dispatched a boat rescue crew from the agency’s on Terminal Island and helicopter crews from Point Mugu and San Diego. They also diverted one of the agency’s larger ships — the Coast Guard Cutter Blackfin — to help assist in the search. Two additional boats were provided by Los Angeles County Baywatch Marina Del Rey and Baywatch Redondo Beach. The helicopter crew from San Diego were the first to spot the disabled boat 18 miles west of Redondo Beach and radioed the location to the smaller rescue boat, Brahm said. With the help of Baywatch Redondo, the Coast Guard’s small boat rescue crew transferred all aboard the disabled boat to safety....
    (CNN)Nearly 10 million people across Arizona, New Mexico and western Texas are under flood watches Saturday, including Phoenix, Albuquerque and El Paso. "The stage is set for southern Arizona and New Mexico to potentially receive prolific rainfall and widespread flash flooding today," as a low-pressure system brings moist, tropical air to the Southwest in the form of heavy rain and thunderstorms to add to the already active monsoon season across the region, the Weather Prediction Center said early Saturday morning. Widespread rainfall totals of 2 to 3 inches, with locally higher totals of 5 to 7 inches, are forecast across the region -- leading the WPC to issue a level 3 out of 4 "moderate" risk for excessive rainfall ahead of the wet forecast. That could mean widespread flash flooding across the Southwest. Read MoreSee if rain is expected where you live right here >>>"Urban locations in addition to areas of complex terrain, slot canyons, arroyos, and burn scars are especially vulnerable for flash flooding and can quickly turn into very dangerous situations," the WPC added. The plume of moisture...
    Cliffs along California’s northernmost coast have been eroding faster than the more populated bluffs of Southern California — one of many conclusions highlighted in a new map and study that analyzed, for the first time with high-resolution data, every cliff along the state’s long and varied shoreline. The study, conducted by researchers at UC San Diego’s Scripps Institution of Oceanography, also identified hot spots in areas both north and south: The rate of cliff collapse was more than 16 feet per year in places such as the Palos Verdes Peninsula, Big Sur, Point Arguello and Martins Beach just south of San Francisco. Overall, the highest rates of erosion were detected in the counties of Mendocino, Humboldt and Del Norte. Hot spots there include Usal Beach, the King Range, Centerville Beach — which are all part of a region known as the Lost Coast — and an area about two miles north of the Klamath River. The consequences of cliff erosion have already proven to be severe on major roads, railways and other critical infrastructure, and coastal officials have...
    A mysterious crater found in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of west Africa may have been left by the baby cousin of the asteroid that killed the dinosaurs 66 million years ago, scientists say. Dubbed the Nadir Crater, the new feature was discovered 248 miles (400km) off the coast of Guinea in west Africa. It sits around 1,000ft (300m) below the seabed and has a diameter of 5.2 miles (8.5km). The impact site is not as big as the Chicxulub crater in Mexico, which was left by the asteroid that wiped out the dinosaurs, but it is of a very similar age. It has raised questions about whether Earth was hit by more than one space rock during that cataclysmic period in natural history. If confirmed, it would also be of great scientific interest, because it would be one of a small number of known marine asteroid impacts, so may offer new insights into what happens during such a collision. The depression was identified by Dr Uisdean Nicholson, from Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, who has been analysing seismic survey data...
    A HUGE hammerhead shark was captured in footage that showed the 12-foot beast lurking just yards from the shoreline. Stills from the shocking video revealed the predator in hot pursuit of a stingray - just feet away from terrified beachgoers wading in the shallow waters. 1A hammerhead shark, estimated to be up to 12 feet long by one witness, was captured on a Facebook videoCredit: WALA The swimmers caught sight of a dorsal fin and ran in terror. The video shot in Orange Beach, Alabama on Monday morning now boasts 30,000 Facebook views and was taken by a user called Catarena Peek. “There was some man down there screaming that there was a shark," Peek told NEWS4. "I guess they finally saw the dorsal fin and they realized how close he started getting so they started jumping out of the water as fast as they could." READ MORE SHARKSWHAT LIES BENEATH Shock pics of massive sharks circling boats as threat shutters beachesTAIL OF LUCK Terrifying video shows hammerhead shark swimming inches below 3 paddleboarders This was...
    In late July, Border Patrol Agents helped recover 126 pounds of cocaine that had washed ashore near a Florida Keys condominium. The packages were tightly wrapped with black tape. It weighed roughly 71.6 pounds, and the narcotics were estimated to be worth $2 million. Another 69 pounds of bricks filled with cocaine were found floating in the ocean near the Florida Keys in late 2021. U.S. Coast Guards and Border Patrol worked together to seize the narcotics. It was reported to be valued at $1 million. According to U.S. Border Patrol reports, year-to-date, the organization has seized nearly 54,000 pounds of cocaine. Last year, the department recovered over 97,000 pounds.
    A BOY mauled by an eight-foot shark off the US coast has lost part of his leg as more terrifying details emerge.  Jameson Reeder Jr, 10, was on vacation with his family in the Florida Keys when the horrific attack occurred over the weekend.  2Jameson Reeder Jr, 10, had part of his leg amputated after being bitten by a shark in a horrific attackCredit: Facebook/Joshua Reeder State wildlife police confirmed that Jameson had been snorkeling at Looe Key at the time of the incident.  His family believes an eight-foot bull shark bit Jameson’s leg on Saturday, causing the boy to scream for help as he clung to a pool noodle.  The boy’s father, Jameson Sr, drove his boat to his son to rescue him.  Jameson was airlifted to a Miami-Dade hospital, where his leg was amputated just below his knee “to save his life as it was not operable from the damage the shark had caused,” wrote his uncle, Joshua Reeder, in a Facebook post.  READ MORE SHARKSTERROR WAIT Shark victim reveals terrifying move predator made moments before attackKILLER INSTINCT...
    CITY leaders have blasted a rail operator’s decision to slash its timetable to the North West as a “national outrage” that must be reversed. London Mayor Sadiq Khan and Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham called Avanti West Coast’s move “completely unacceptable”. 1London Mayor Sadiq Khan and Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham called Avanti West Coast’s move 'completely unacceptable'Credit: PA The Sun told yesterday how AWC will run as few as four trains an hour instead of seven on the West Coast Main Line from Sunday — with just one from London Euston to Manchester. The firm blames staff shortages and is also suspending ticket sales. Mr Khan, Mr Burnham and Manchester city council boss Bev Craig have written to Transport Secretary Grant Shapps. It read: “This is completely unacceptable.” Read more on AvantiOFF THE RAILS The North 'cut off' for ONE month as major train operator slashes services They want him to set a deadline for Avanti to fix the issue — or strip the firm of its contract. The letter added: “Drivers are completely entitled to choose not to...
    COMMUTERS face more travel hell after a major train operator slashed its timetables and suspended ticket sales owing to staff shortages. Avanti West Coast will run as few as four trains an hour instead of its usual seven on the West Coast main line from Sunday. 1Avanti West Coast will run as few as four trains an hour instead of its usual seven on the West Coast main line from SundayCredit: PA Services from London Euston to Manchester will be worst-hit — down from three to one. The news outraged passengers on the line which also serves Birmingham and Glasgow. Manchester commuter Ryan Sutherland, 28, who works in London, said: “It’s like the North West is being cut off for a month. "I feel abandoned.” Ticket sales for travel from Sunday until September 11 are suspended while a new schedule is finalised. A limited timetable is in place until further notice. Most read in The US SunWEIGH HEY The exact time you should eat dinner to lose weight - and it’s surprisingCHEEKY OUTFIT Khloe looks thinner than...
    Six illegal immigrants drowned Monday morning off the coast of the Algerian capital Algiers when their boat capsized, six others were rescued and several others were missing, the Algerian coastguard was quoted by local media as saying. According to the same sources, the tragedy occurred at 4:00 a.m. (3:00 GMT) on Monday, August 8, not far from Baïnem, west of the city of Algiers. “Six bodies were recovered and six injured, including a pregnant woman, were shifted to Baynem Hospital,” the same source said. Investigations by the Coast Guard and Civil Defense are underway to identify other illegal immigrants on the boat and trace survivors’ accounts of missing persons. I am They are about twenty migrants, from different nationalities, trying to reach the European continent in this makeshift boat. To do this, migrants usually rent a simple boat for about $2,000 per person. But this journey is always dangerous. Monday’s tragedy off the coast of Algiers is another harrowing episode in the attempts of illegal Africans to cross the Mediterranean and reach the coast of Spain. In order...
    Swimming with dolphins has long been the dream of many an adventurous backpacker. But one travelling Brit got more than he bargained for when he took a dive with a pod of dolphins off the coast of New Zealand to cross another exploit off the bucket list. Adam Walker from Nottingham was swimming with the mammals when a six-foot great white shark appeared only a few feet away. Adam Walker from Nottingham was completing the 16-mile challenge to swim across the Cook Strait when he came across the shark, with the cold blooded beast appearing underneath him He was completing the 16-mile challenge to swim across the Cook Strait when he came across the shark, with the cold blooded beast swimming beneath him. 'I happened to look down and saw a shark a few metres underneath me,' Adam said on his YouTube channel. 'I tried not to panic as I have an objective to successfully swim across.' Adam says the dolphins formed a protective ring around him when the shark approached, shielding him from any potential attacks.  RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1...
    (CNN)Nearly 80 million people, primarily in cities along the East Coast, are under heat advisories on Thursday, including residents of Boston, New York, Philadelphia and Washington, DC, as drought conditions worsen in the region.More than 70% of the US population will experience temperatures at or above 90 degrees over the next seven days, including the East Coast and the South. The United States has coped with oppressive heat the past few weeks. As of yesterday, eight out of the last 16 days had witnessed 100 million or more Americans under heat alerts. Thursday heat alerts include the Northeast and Great Plains.Temperatures will be 10 to 15 degrees above normal across the Northeast and New England, where it will feel like the upper 90s and 100s this afternoon. High temperatures could break records in over a dozen locations. Farther south, the Mid-Atlantic coast will feel like up to 107 degrees.Above-average temperatures over the past week, combined with sparse rainfall, contributed to flash drought conditions in the Northeast.Read MoreThe latest US Drought Monitor released Thursday morning shows moderate and severe drought expansion...