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.
Gaza City (Palestinian Territories) (AFP) - Every time Gaza fisherman Rami goes to sea, the same thing happens: five nautical miles offshore, shots ring out and a voice over an Israeli loudspeaker demands he turn back.
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.
Veteran commercial fisherman Derek Morton describes it as an oceanic “flash mob,” a sudden swarm of California sea lions that descends upon commercial seine boats as they haul in their herring catch in the Strait of Georgia.
“That’s what it’s like. They show up fast, they’re there and when it’s done, they’re gone.”
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.
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.
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.