| Aug 21, 2012
| 8:48 AM
DANA POINT, Calif. (KTLA) -- It sure looked like a shark, but it was actually a blue whale that was spotted off the coast of Dana Point.
The whale, nicknamed 'Scratches' by the crew at Dana Wharf Sportfishing, entertained whale watchers over the weekend....
| Sep 6, 2012
| 4:29 PM
Labor Day has passed and officially the summer season is over, but is it really?
As I have mentioned numerous times, I find fall one of the best times of the year to be on the water enjoying our Southern California weather. The crowds are thinning...
| Jul 17, 2012
| 8:42 AM
BARROW, Alaska (CNN) -- Edward Itta, a powerful Eskimo leader, looks out at the icy Arctic Ocean stretched out under a fuzzy orange sun that refuses to set this time of year.
"This is our garden," said the former mayor of the North Slope Borough, a...
| Mar 4, 2010
| 8:33 AM
Fire rescue officials in Orange County this morning released the 911 dispatch calls from the SeaWorld Orlando accident that claimed the life of killer whale trainer Dawn Brancheau.
In the first call, a SeaWorld employee is heard telling the dispatch...
| Feb 25, 2010
| 12:46 PM
Investigators said today in a new report that SeaWorld Orlando trainer Dawn Brancheau died from "multiple traumatic injuries and drowning" after a killer whale pulled her underwater by her long pony tail near the theme park's Shamu Stadium.
| Feb 26, 2010
| 3:30 PM
Regardless of what SeaWorld decides as Tilikum's long-term future, a conversation has started within the whale research and advocacy communities about what ought to be done with an orca linked to three human deaths.
Killer whale experts know the giant...
| Feb 27, 2010
| 12:24 PM
It was back to business at SeaWorld's Shamu Stadium on Saturday, but there were some glaring differences in a show that has brought tourists from across the globe to the celebrate the beauty of jumping killer whales.
On an emotional morning that...
| Jun 16, 2010
NUUK, Greenland -- Only twice have I entered a country without someone at least glancing at my ID or passport. The first time was in Iraq, when the war began and the borders flew open. The second time was here in Greenland.
Iraq-like bedlam is not why...
| May 14, 2010
The signature killer whale show, "Believe," at SeaWorld Orlando in Florida has changed dramatically since the tragic death in February of trainer Dawn Brancheau.
Those who sit in the "soak zone," the seats closest to the pool, still get drenched, and the...
| May 3, 2009
The Thoreau You
What the Prophet of Environmentalism Really Meant
Collins: 368 pp., $25.99
Robert Sullivan, to his great amusement, has often been called a nature writer, in spite of the fact that he has written about a New...
| Aug 30, 2009
A Mother-Daughter Story
Sue Monk Kidd and
Ann Kidd Taylor
Viking: 282 pp., $25.95
In 1998, Sue Monk Kidd was 49. Her daughter Ann was 22 and had lived away from home for four years. Her mother missed her "almost...