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A Team of Octopuses Has Been Caught Crawling Out of The Sea in Wales

Octopuses have been filmed taking night-time strolls out of the water and onto the shore on the coast of Ceredigion in Wales, UK. More than 20 of the brainy cephalopods were spotted crawling out of the water after 10pm on Friday, when a local tour company manager and a group returned from a sunset trip.   We went down the beach yesterday to watch the octopus that are coming ashore at night. We collected the ones that were totally out of the water, and plopped them back in at the end of the pier, hopefully saving them from getting stranded. If you’re around over the next few evenings, get in touch and we’ll let you know where to go. To keep up to date on these animals, please like our page. To use this video in a commercial player or in broadcasts, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Posted by SeaMôr Dolphin Watching...
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Recent findings illuminate dark world of ‘demon whale-biters’

The sharp teeth of a cookie-cutter shark, which feeds off of whales and other animals in the deep sea. (© JSUBiology) Editor’s note: It’s Shark Week, which means we’re sharing some of our favorite stories about how the lives of sharks and other species — including humans — intersect. Today’s story underscores the many mysteries still hidden in the deep sea. Check out  more Shark Week stories here. A sei whale in search of its next meal sees the glowing outline of a fish. It swims toward the luminescent shape with its jaw open, ready to chomp, when the fish does something surprising: It suctions itself onto the whale with its lips and spins its body around, using its serrated teeth to remove a chunk of the whale’s flesh. The perpetrator — called the “cookie-cutter shark” for the neat, circular wound it leaves — will bite whales, sharks, tuna — even...
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Updated: Mapping what's open and closed in the Caribbean

PUERTO RICO Three weeks after the passing of Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico's tourism industry has come together to move forward on a path to recovery. With a full industry assessment almost complete, the island's airports and cruise ports are fully operational and major hotels are expected to take new reservations beginning this week. "We expect to welcome visitors to the Island in the weeks ahead, especially those looking to travel with a purpose as we're working to finalize compelling voluntourism activities for those who want to head out beyond San Juan and help the communities in greater need," said Jose Izquierdo, executive director of the Puerto Rico Tourism Company (PRTC). The Luis Muoz Marin International Airport is fully operational, with scheduled domestic and international flights. Airports in Aguadilla, Ponce, Ceiba, Isla Grande and Vieques are operational and offering limited service. The PRTC is in direct communication with the Florida-Caribbean Cruise...
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US Navy rescues sailors and dogs after months stranded at sea

Two American sailors and their dogs have been rescued, the US Navy said Thursday. Jennifer Appel, Tasha Fuiaba and their two canines launched out from Hawaii this spring. They planned to travel some 2,000 miles (3,200 kilometers) south to Tahiti aboard a small sailboat. Their engine broke down on May 30 during a bad weather but they thought they could continue to Tahiti using the wind.  "Two months into their journey and long past when they originally estimated they would reach Tahiti, they began to issue distress calls. The two continued the calls daily, but they were not close enough to other vessels or shore stations to receive them," the US Navy said. After months of rice, pasta and oatmeal, the canines were likely looking forward to a change of diet They were rescued by a US Navy ship some 900 miles southeast of Japan after a Taiwanese fishing vessel informed...
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