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Crocodile 'Jaws III' Too Big to Mate; Search On For Large Female
Channai, India - Dec 12, 2005 00:00 EST

At 35, he is not too old for a mate. But he seems to be too big. Believed to be the largest crocodile in captivity in India, it has killed two female crocodiles—that were too small compared to this 16-foot...
Korean Builders Win 'Battle' with Leaping Blue Shark
Buson, South Korea - Dec 9, 2005 00:00 EST

The news of the capture of a dangerous shark by five construction workers in the Port of Busan only became widely known recently. The Yeongdo district office in Busan said Friday that a 2.7m-long male great blue shark weighing roughly...
Adverturer Set to Break Worlds Longest Scuba Dive
Singapore - Dec 8, 2005 00:00 EST

Just a few months after attempting to swim across the English Channel, local adventurer Khoo Swee Chiow is set to make headlines again. This time, he wants to break the Guinness World Record for the world's longest scuba dive. The current Guinness...
Investigation Reveals Boat Captain at Fault for Stranding Three German Divers in the Philippines
Bohol, Philippines - Dec 7, 2005 00:00 EST

The boatmen, who took three German scuba divers to the seawaters off Anda peninsula, were blamed for negligence that caused the near fatal accident of the tourists who were billeted in a resort in Anda town. Philippine Coast Guard Commander William...
Research: Less Seafloor Disturbance than Anticipated from 2004 Earthquake/Tsunami
San Francisco, California - Dec 6, 2005 00:00 EST

The first research expedition to directly observe the seafloor near the epicenter of the earthquake that caused the December 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami has revealed unexpected results that will dramatically improve forecasting of future tsunamis. Scientific results of the expedition were...
Shark Fin Traders Protest at Hong Kong University
- Dec 3, 2005 00:00 EST

Dozens of merchants and businessmen marched onto the campus of Hong Kong's oldest university Friday with the aim of teaching vice chancellor Tsui Lap-chee and his students a thing or two about ecology and conservation.But instead it became a lesson...

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