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  • 9-foot, 6-inch great white shark caught on beach by U.S. Marine

    9-foot, 6-inch great white shark caught on beach by U.S. Marine
    Jeff Fangman had just moved to Southern California when he got the idea to take his wife and daughter down to the beach for a little fishing. He cast in his line and waited on the shoreline at Camp Pendleton. It wasn’t long before the U.S....
  • Beached whales, all female or calves, died within feet of each other

    Beached whales, all female or calves, died within feet of each other
    Wildlife officials were trying to determine why more whales stranded themselves in Florida over the weekend and died, but some sad details were emerging Monday.  The 11 pilot whales found dead Sunday in the Florida Keys were all female or young calves,...
  • 11 more pilot whales die in Florida; outlook 'bleak' for survivors

    Eleven more pilot whales have been found dead in the lower Florida Keys days after their pod became stranded in shallow waters along the coast, officials said Sunday, calling the outlook "bleak" for 29 surviving whales that remain unaccounted for. A...
  • Trapped Florida whales have disappeared, may be free in deep water

    Wildlife experts said Friday that most of the 50 pilot whales caught in shallow waters of the Florida Everglades this week had disappeared, a sign that they have likely swam off to their deep-water home.  A rescue team on Wednesday found dozens of...
  • A hopeful turn for whales stranded in Everglades

    Brian Sanders, a charter boat captain in Everglades National Park in Florida, was returning from a fishing expedition when he thought he saw black kayaks trying to come ashore. After moving closer, he realized the strange black forms were pilot whales...
  • Lost whales move to safer Everglades waters; deaths rise to 11

    Another whale trapped in shallow waters in Everglades National Park was found dead Thursday, but the survivors in the pod continued to swim into deeper waters, increasing their chances of survival. On Thursday, one more pilot whale was found dead and...
  • Stranded Florida whales move to deeper water; outlook still grim

    Stranded Florida whales move to deeper water; outlook still grim
    Florida whales that were trapped in water only a few feet deep Wednesday moved to deeper waters Thursday morning, but prospects for the animals remained grim, wildlife officials said.  More than 50 short-finned pilot whales were stranded in shallow...
  • Dozens of whales trapped in Everglades National Park; 10 die

    Ten short-finned pilot whales were dead and more than 40 marooned in shallow water in a remote area of Everglades National Park in Florida, and officials warned Wednesday they were not likely to survive. "Most of these mass strandings that occur do...
  • Weakest Atlantic hurricane season in decades comes to a close

    Weakest Atlantic hurricane season in decades comes to a close
    With just one storm that made landfall in the United States, this year's Atlantic hurricane season officially ended Saturday as the weakest since 1982. Hurricanes need moist air to form, and the low number of Atlantic hurricanes was due in large part to...
  • Crystal Ball Cloudy With Chance Of Storm

    Last spring, forecasters warned that the 2013 hurricane season, which ended Saturday, would be an active and dangerous one. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicted 11 hurricanes. The British firm Tropical Storm Risk called for...
  • Hampton Roads dodged a blow as 2013 Atlantic hurricane season ends

    Hampton Roads dodged a blow this year as the Atlantic hurricane season officially ends Saturday with only two hurricanes on record — the fewest in 31 years — neither of which made landfall in the U.S. And for the first time in 19 years,...