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Study pumps up volume on understanding of marine invertebrate hearing By Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, , 7:38 AM Thu 8 Jan 2015 GMT
A new study by researchers at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and their colleagues examined behavioral responses to sound by cuttlefish, a type of shell-less mollusk related to squid and octopi. The study is the first to identify the acoustic range and minimum sound sensitivity in these animals. ...
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ActiveCaptain - The Great Loop Videos By Active Corporation, , 3:41 PM Wed 7 Jan 2015 GMT
When we started our Great Loop journey last year, we did something that hadn't been done before - capture the entire Great Loop on video. We mounted a GoPro camera on our flybridge and shot high-def, time-lapse video through every travel day. Here are some of favorite videos. ...
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World ARC 2014 - One year on By World Cruising Club, , 2:58 PM Wed 7 Jan 2015 GMT
For the World ARC 2014 fleet January 2015 marks a significant milestone. Exactly one year on since their voyage began in Saint Lucia, they have been on an adventure exploring the spectacles of the Pacific and Indian Oceans. Now, with the fleet moored at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town it’s almost time to once again set sail and get back on the ocean. ...
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Radio Ham Exams in the Davao Gulf of the Philippines By Seven Seas Cruising Association, , 2:11 PM Wed 7 Jan 2015 GMT
On February 25, 2015 at 0930 local time the Seven Seas Cruising Association (SSCA) is conducting a ham exam 'gam' at Holiday Oceanview Marina on Samal Island in the Davao Gulf of the Philippines. ...
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Go on a submarine adventure in a special family fun day at the museum By Jude Timms, , 3:18 AM Wed 7 Jan 2015 GMT
This summer the Australian National Maritime Museum is all about underwater exploration with its brand new children’s adventureland, Voyage to the Deep. And to celebrate it is inviting families to a special submarine family fun day inspired by the exhibition and its resident submarine HMAS Onslow on Sunday 18 January. ...
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Go on undersea adventure in theatre show at National Maritime Museum By Jude Timms, , 2:01 AM Wed 7 Jan 2015 GMT
This summer the Australian National Maritime Museum invites families to enjoy a brand new theatre show, Captain Nemo’s Nautilus, inspired by its new children’s adventureland, Voyage to the Deep. ...
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Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - One two for Henri Lloyd By Henri Lloyd, Sydney , 6:55 PM Tue 6 Jan 2015 GMT
It was an epic battle right from the starter’s gun with Comanche, the new and very sexy US built 100-foot supermaxi, leading the 2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race fleet out of the heads in record making speed. ...
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Man escapes burning yacht on Shoalhaven River By Ken McManus, , 2:45 AM Tue 6 Jan 2015 GMT
A man has been taken to Shoalhaven Hospital this morning after escaping from a burning yacht on the Shoalhaven River on the NSW South Coast. ...
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Toronto Boat Show Ocean Sailing Forum - Learn from cruising experts By World Cruising Club USA, , 2:47 PM Mon 5 Jan 2015 GMT
2015 Toronto Boat Show - If you are planning to cruise offshore this year or in the future, then the Ocean Sailing Forum is the perfect opportunity to expand your knowledge and learn some top tips from the 'experts'. ...
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World ARC 2015-16 fleet prepare in Cape Town By World Cruising Club, , 3:05 PM Sun 4 Jan 2015 GMT
World ARC 2015-16 - There has been a World ARC fleet setting off from either Saint Lucia or Cape Town, to begin or complete its circumnavigation, for the previous seven years, each January. However, 2015 is the first year that World ARC has a fleet in Cape Town, preparing to cross the South Atlantic to Brazil and a new fleet, World ARC 2015-16, ...
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Five sailing rope tips for sailing or cruising By Captain John Jamieson, Florida , 9:00 AM Sun 4 Jan 2015 GMT
Discover five sea-tested sailing tips that you can use to 'end-for-end' anchor or docking line and keep your expensive running rigging 'catastrophic failure' free all sailing season long. ...
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Marine Rescue Kioloa and Ulladulla vessels investigate flare sighting By Ken McManus, , 1:52 AM Sun 4 Jan 2015 GMT
Volunteers from Marine Rescue Units at Kioloa and Ulladulla have responded to a report of emergency flares sighted off Snapper Point at Kioloa. ...
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Phuket International Boat Show preview By PIMEX: Phuket International Marine Exhibition, , 8:51 AM Fri 2 Jan 2015 GMT
What better way to start off more fun 2015 than to visit next week’s opening of the Phuket International Boat Show at Royal Phuket Marina on the 8th January. This year’s show has got more than marine, with luxury cars, properties, lifestyle accessories and more… ...
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Two men and 4-year-old missing on fishing trip off Jervis Bay By Ken McManus, , 10:31 AM Thu 1 Jan 2015 GMT
Rescue vessels from Marine Rescue Units at Jervis Bay, Shoalhaven and Sussex Inlet have been deployed on a search for a missing trailer boat with three people on board. Marine Rescue Regional Controller for Illawarra, Bruce Mitchell said that at around 4:30 this afternoon an anxious wife contacted Marine Rescue Shoalhaven to advise that her husband and 4-year-old son had not returned. ...
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Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Age no barrier for the final finisher By Danielle McKay, RSHYR media, , 9:20 AM Tue 30 Dec 2014 GMT
Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race: So much for getting slower with age! The 60-year-old wooden sloop Southern Myth today completed her 15th, and her fastest, Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race. The crew had one day’s food to spare, having packed for the yacht’s average five-day trek south. They crossed the finish line in four days and two hours – the last of the 70th fleet to do so. ...
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Rolex Sydney Hobart - Friends make Wild Rose 'Simply the Best' By Bruce Montgomery, RSHYR media, , 7:32 AM Tue 30 Dec 2014 GMT
Rolex Sydney Hobart winning skipper, Roger Hickman is surrounded by the family and friends whom he describes, with apologies to Tina Turner, as 'Simply the Best'. Today, Commodore of the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia John Cameron presented Hickman with that trophy and Jean-Noel Bioul of Rolex SA handed him the coveted Rolex timepiece. ...
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Wish a Marine Rescue NSW volunteer a happy New Year on Sydney Harbour By Ken McManus, , 3:29 AM Tue 30 Dec 2014 GMT
Volunteers from Marine Rescue NSW will again join the thousands of boaters taking to Sydney Harbour for the New Year’s Eve fireworks spectacular tomorrow night. ...
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Rolex Sydney Hobart; Wild Action on Handicap Winning Wild Rose VIDEO *Feature By Dale Lorimer, Hobart, Tasmania , 2:05 AM Tue 30 Dec 2014 GMT
Roger Hickman’s Wild Rose has just been confirmed as the winner of the Tattersall’s Cup for overall handicap on IRC. The win is all the more remarkable when you hear - and see - what the crew had to do yesterday simply to finish the race, much less win. ...
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Stop thief! Spies nab Spy thieves By Liliana Engelhardt, , 1:59 AM Tue 30 Dec 2014 GMT
A security camera installed in Club Marine member, Malcolm Kemp’s Craigieburn, Melbourne home captured the moment brazen thieves stole his XS21 Spy, a 21ft ski and wake boat. ...
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Stop thief! Spies nab Spy thieves By Liliana Engelhardt, , 1:59 AM Tue 30 Dec 2014 GMT
A security camera installed in Club Marine member, Malcolm Kemp’s Craigieburn, Melbourne home captured the moment brazen thieves stole his XS21 Spy, a 21ft ski and wake boat. ...
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10 'New Year habits' for safe and enjoyable boating By RYA Cruising, , 9:10 AM Mon 29 Dec 2014 GMT
It’s that time again when the New Year will be ushered in with a blizzard of resolutions to lose weight, quit smoking, eat healthy food, get fit and drink less, learn Mandarin, etc, etc. However, these simple declarations of intent require a considerable amount of will power to succeed and as the last traces of it disappear, most resolutions are abandoned. ...
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Old charts and inexperience brings yacht undone By Bree Fuller & Sail-World, , 8:35 AM Mon 29 Dec 2014 GMT
It was the maiden voyage that dreams were supposed to be made of, but Melbourne skipper Damien Smith got more than he bargained for when his new yacht, All That Jazz, lived up to its name. The sailor ran aground at 4am on Sunday morning after difficulties with his sail and outboard motor. ...
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The power of the tide By Sam Fortescue, Editor Sailing Today, , 10:42 AM Sun 28 Dec 2014 GMT
Sam Fortescue experiences a sticky reminder of the influence of the tide. It was the first time he had been sailing in Turkey for about 20 years, and he was returning to his old cruising grounds around Bodrum. In late September, it was decidedly the tail end of the season, and they flew in on the wings of one storm (and out on the vanguard of another). ...
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Bringing a Lab to seafloor - New device probes deep-sea microbial life By Lonny Lippsett, , 9:31 AM Sun 28 Dec 2014 GMT
It’s impossible to recreate the ocean’s dynamic conditions in the laboratory. And the ocean is a tough place to bring in delicate scientific instruments and get them to survive, let along work. That hasn’t deterred Craig Taylor, a biologist at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. More than two decades ago, he began working with WHOI engineer Ken Doherty to develop an instrument they called SID. ...
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