Chinese Fisherman Reel In 'Record' 3,300-pound 'Stingray'
Hainan Sanya, China - Aug 11, 2008 18:06 EST
Early in the morning around 2:00am a fishing boat near Hainan Sanya in China caught what is likely to be one of the largest stingrays ever caught.
Casting nets, the fishermen caught a 3,300 lbs Stingray, which took about 3 hours...
Ouch: Boy Hospitalized After Angry Puffer Fish Goes Nuts
Phnom Phen, Cambodia - Jun 17, 2008 18:28 EST
A Cambodian teenager was recovering in hospital after an angry puffer fish attacked him in the groin, local media reported.
The Khmer-language Koh Santepheap daily ran a picture of the unnamed 13-year-old in a hospital bed with heavy strapping around his...
UN Report: Prospect For Rehabilitation 'Good' After Korean Oil Spill
New York, New York - Dec 27, 2007 14:44 EST
The prospects for rehabilitation after the worst oil spill in the history of the Republic of Korea (ROK) are good, thanks to quick and effective action by the Korean authorities, according to a joint United Nations-European Commission Assessment Team.
Strange 'Prehistoric' Creature Pulled From Russian Pond Baffles Locals
Chelyabinsk, Russia - Nov 14, 2007 05:54 EST
According to a local report, A strange prehistoric creature has been found in the Russian city of Chelyabinsk. The creature, still unidentified, appeared in a flooded ditch at a construction site. Evidently the deep ditch was inundated by...
'Coral Mountains' Discovered Off Thailand Eyed As New Tourist Attractions
Phetchabun, Thailand - Oct 23, 2007 16:01 EST
Chon Daen district Tuesday announced the discovery of two "coral mountains", which are being touted as new tourist attractions.
District chief Chartchai Petcharadhburanin said the survey team stumbled upon two limestone mountains in Ban Sappakai, 3-4 kilometres off Chon Daen-Nong...
Giant Whale Shark Caught, Slaughtered In China; 'Money Shark'
Lianjiang, China - Sep 21, 2007 06:36 EST
On September 13, 2007, early morning, fishermen from Lianjiang, Fujian Province caught a giant whale shark. It weighed 8.5 tons and was 8.5 meters long.
After the whale shark was slaughtered, it was delivered to Zhejiang Province. There, it was...
Indian Tourists Cautioned Over Killer Croc On The Prowl
Kendrapara, India - Aug 17, 2007 17:55 EST
Perturbed over reports of a giant 18-feet-long crocodile running amuck, the wildlife officialsl of Bhitarkanika National Park have cautioned the tourists and the locals settlers on possible attacks by the reptile.
Lately the reptile has ensconced along the Khola water...