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Polish grandpa heads from New York to Portugal... in a kayak
Polish grandpa heads from New York to Portugal... in a kayak

A Polish grandfather left New York Sunday on his third solo trans-Atlantic crossing in a kayak, aiming to arrive in Portugal in time to celebrate his 70th birthday on firm ground in September.

Polish grandpa heads from New York to Portugal... in a kayak
The overturned hull of the Cheeki Rafiki. ©Reuters/U.S. Navy
US locates missing British yacht in Atlantic, but no crew

A US Navy warship helicopter has spotted a missing yacht in the Atlantic but found no trace of its four-man British crew now feared dead, American officials said.

US locates missing British yacht in Atlantic, but no crew
©Reuters/Andrea Comas
For sharks, old age may be 70 or more: study

Great white sharks may live until their 70s, more than three times as long as previously thought, according to a new analysis of the marine predator's backbones out Wednesday.

For sharks, old age may be 70 or more: study
Pacific tuna cutbacks 'fall short of expectations'
Pacific tuna cutbacks 'fall short of expectations'

Cutbacks to tuna fishing agreed at a crucial Pacific regional fisheries conference to prevent over-fishing have fallen short of expectations, the head of the fisheries management body said Saturday.

Pacific tuna cutbacks 'fall short of expectations'
Hurricane Kirk strengthens in Atlantic
Hurricane Kirk strengthens in Atlantic

Hurricane Kirk strengthened rapidly over the open Atlantic Ocean on Thursday, though it posed no hazard to land, US forecasters said.

Hurricane Kirk strengthens in Atlantic
Whaling nations defeat proposed Atlantic sanctuary
Whaling nations defeat proposed Atlantic sanctuary

Japan and its allies shot down a Latin American-led proposal Monday to create a sanctuary for whales in the southern Atlantic Ocean, reigniting international tensions over Tokyo's whaling.

Whaling nations defeat proposed Atlantic sanctuary

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