Although there are now more great whites swimming in U.S. waters, they are still rarely spotted by humans. There have been only 649 confirmed sightings of the great white between 1800 and 2010. Continue reading
A South African duo have become the first people to row from Africa to the U.S. across the Atlantic Ocean, all without a support team. Riaan Manser, a professional adventurer, and his partner Vasti Geldenhuys arrived in Miami, Florida, around midday. The pair’s epic journey began in Agadir, Morocco last December. Continue reading
A satellite-tagged great white shark named Lydia is on the verge of making history as the first of her species to be seen crossing the Atlantic.
As of Thursday morning, the 4.4 meter-long female was swimming above the mid-Atlantic ridge — about 1,600km from the coasts of County Cork in Ireland and Cornwall in Britain and nearly 4,800km from where she was tagged by scientists off the coast of Florida as part of the OCEARCH scientific project in March 2013. Continue reading
Federal officials nearly doubled the no-fishing zone in the Gulf of Mexico, as administration officials faced sharp criticism from lawmakers. Ray Suarez reports on the ongoing fallout from the gulf oil spill. Continue reading
In other news, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke warned of the detrimental effects of long-term soaring deficits, and the Brazilian military found more wreckage from an Air France jetliner that disappeared over the Atlantic Ocean Sunday. Continue reading
Pilot Ben Berman discusses the possible problems that an Air France flight en route from Rio de Janeiro to Paris feared lost over the Atlantic Ocean may have encountered in a strong storm. Continue reading