Bottlenose dolphins off the coast of Wales have become abnormally murderous, according to concerned volunteers at a wildlife centre who last week watched three of the playful mammals spend 20 minutes ganging up on a porpoise.
“Although we were close by, they took no notice of us, intent on the attack,” researcher Milly Metcalfe told the BBC, recounting how the dolphins repeatedly pushed the porpoise underwater before throwing it into the air.
TABUSINTAC, NEW BRUNSWICK — A recovery effort has resumed for two fishermen missing off New Brunswick’s northeast coast.
RCMP Const. Scott Messier says five search and rescue teams began combing shores for the men, aged 35 and 32, at 7 a.m. today.
Messier says an RCMP underwater recovery team is also searching the area where their fishing boat capsized.
HALIFAX — The RCMP say the hull of an overturned fishing boat off southwest Nova Scotia has been spotted.
The Mounties in Woods Harbour say aircraft observed the hull of the Miss Ally around 10 a.m. today.
They say at the time of the sighting, a fishing boat was about an hour away from the site and the Canadian Coast Guard was about 1 1/2 hours away.
The RCMP say crews will assess the situation and determine what happens next.
DARWIN, Australia — A French fisherman was bloodied but back on his fishing boat Monday, just hours after he escaped from the jaws of a young saltwater crocodile who attacked him while swimming along a remote stretch of Australia’s northern coast.
Yoann Galeran, 29, said he was swimming from shore to a dinghy about 15 metres away on Sunday night when a crocodile between 2 metres and 2.5 metres clamped down on his head and neck and attempted to drown him in a manoeuvr known as a death roll.
A Palestinian fisherman was fatally injured when his boat collided with an Egyptian security vessel off southern Gaza at dawn on Wednesday, Palestinian witnesses and medics said.Mohammed al-Bardawil, 41, suffered severe head injuries as the two boats collided off the coast of Rafah, the sprawling city which straddles the Gaza Strip's border with Egypt, they said.He was pulled out of the water by fishermen in the area who rushed him to Rafah hospital but he died on the way, witnesses said.
TABUSINTAC NEW BRUNSWICK — Three crew members of a fishing vessel are missing off New Brunswick’s northeast coast after issuing a distress call today.
The Joint Rescue Co-ordination Centre in Halifax says the fishing vessel was about four kilometres offshore of Tabusintac when it issued a mayday call at about 5:30 a.m.
Spokesman Mike Bonin says the boat hit a sandbar in rough seas and began taking on water.
He says three crew members were last seen standing on the hull of the boat.
WOODS HARBOUR, N.S. — The father of one of five young Nova Scotia fishermen lost at sea says word that divers found no sign of their bodies beneath a capsized vessel is hard to accept, yet it gives him a sense of closure.
“There’s no need for any more search,” said George Hopkins, whose 27-year-old son Joel Hopkins was among the missing.
Nearby, a dozen cars were parked and a steady stream of family friends came and went, offering condolences as they entered his brightly lit house.