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Fishing in Paris ‘trending' for young hipsters

The once polluted Seine River in France has now become a hub for fishermen from all over the world. The waterway has been cleaned up and turned into a popular haunt for young bohemians.

Calls for a 'controlled hunt' of seals

Decades after gray seals were all but wiped out in New England waters, the population has rebounded so much that some frustrated residents are calling for a controlled hunt.
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Rare find: A blue red king crab

A rare blue-coloured red king crab was part of a fisherman's catch earlier this month in Nome, Alaska.
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'Bizarre' sea creatures found in China

Researchers have discovered the fossilised remains, showing in fine detail the brain structures, of a bizarre group of sea creatures that were the top predators half a billion years ago.

Choked on a sea lion, be careful what you eat

A great white shark that washed up on an Australian beach this week had a sea lion stuck in its throat which likely caused its death, fisheries officials say.
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Watch: Plane nearly rams into whale

A dramatic video of a sea plane just missing a surfacing humpback whale as it came in to land in Alaska has become a hit online, and the man who shot it says it was blind luck.
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Famous Alaskan whale killed by ship

Federal law enforcement officials are investigating after a 12m female whale well-known in the waters of southeast Alaska was killed in a collision with a boat.
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Australian rescuers free stranded baby whale

Australian rescuers freed a beached baby whale on Thursday almost two days after it became stranded on a popular beach, as a large crowd of onlookers cheered.
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Rush to rescue stranded whale in Australia

Australian authorities have struggled to rescue a beached baby whale and have been forced to suspend the operation as fading light hampered efforts to return it to sea.
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Perlemoen bust - 4 arrested

Four foreign nationals have been arrested after a raid on an illegal perlemoen drying plant in Benoni on the East Rand.
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Scalloped hammer sharks listed as endangered

The National Marine Fisheries Service have classified as endangered and threatened four distinct populations of a shark species whose fins are favoured as an ingredient in shark fin soup.

Marine biologists urge end to Aussie shark cull

Hundreds of the world's top marine scientists have called for Australia to ditch its shark cull policy, arguing there is no evidence that it makes beaches safer, a report says.
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Calls for speed limits on Great Barrier Reef

Cargo ships travelling in the Great Barrier Reef area should have speed limits in known whale zones to reduce fatal collisions, a report says.

5 things about Cousteau's undersea mission

Five things to know about Fabien Cousteau's 31-day underwater experiment in the Florida Keys.
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Caribbean corals could vanish in 20 years

Caribbean coral reefs could disappear within 20 years as overfishing has all but wiped out the fish that feast on coral-smothering algae, the UN says.
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