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"Rob" Explores Maine's Bold Coast. (Gary York)
New York resident 63-year-old Julie Dimperio Holowach was swimming off of her summer home on Bailey Island in Maine with her daughter when she was heard to scream frantically. The screams were so loud that the attracted the attention of summer neighbor Charles Weymss-Dunn. Weymss-Dunn and his partner rushed their rented kayak into the water to try and rescue Dimperio Holowach, but they were too late to save her life. They brought her to shore, one paddling and the other holding Dimperio Holowach's head out of the water.
CNORTH BEND, Ore., July 12 - A Coast Guard helicopter crew diverted from a transit flight Sunday to rescue a 58-year-old kayaker who became stranded on the rocky shore after his kayak capsized at the base of Humbug Mountain.

A good Samaritan witnessed the incident from shore and called 911 to report the distress.

A 911 dispatcher contacted Coast Guard Sector North Bend watchstanders at 12:35 p.m. and relayed that a male kayaker had overturned in the water near Humbug Mountain and was missing. The man was reported to be wearing a T-shirt, shorts and a life jacket.
A Day In Maine

Wheeler Bay: Tenants Harbor to Sprucehead Island

By Tamsin Venn
Tenants Harbor is a pretty little town located right on ME 131 on the road down to Port Clyde, where the ferry leaves for Monhegan. The harborside is picturesque with shoreline cottages and granite wharves. The Cod End lobster pound's deck overlooks the beach with promises of a lobster feast upon return. Along the way you're bound to see seals, osprey, and in September, rafts of guillemots in winter plumage.
New MITA Campsites on Maine's Bold Coast
By Brian Marcaurelle
MITA Program Director

MITA is entering the fourth year of an effort to increase the safety and preparedness of recreational boaters traveling the Bold Coast – a stretch of unforgiving shoreline in eastern Washington County. Its guidebook and mobile app have been updated with information about the dynamic weather and sea conditions in the region and warnings about the unique boating hazards. MITA has developed and shared important safety guidelines to support individuals who are planning trips on this section of the Trail and has added several day use sites to its maps, spaced at reasonable intervals, which offer convenient landing spots for those who need to rest or recharge on their journey.
The Glittering Darkness

By Roger Long
The first time I nearly died in a boat was an occasion of sublime and terrifying beauty. I was in Woods Hole aboard the research schooner <i>Westward</i>, about to go to sea for the first time. I had joined the ship in Gloucester to supervise the construction of the new deckhouse I designed, and the captain let me bring along, as deck cargo, my Herreshoff double-paddle canoe. After the voyage aboard <i>Westward</i> to Bermuda, I was to begin preliminary designing and planning for a second ship the organization hoped to build. It was at the end of a long hard day of work aboard the ship that I decided I had to get away and go for a paddle in the canoe. I took a quick look at the chart on the ship's navigation table and saw that I could paddle through Woods Hole to Hadley Harbor, go under a bridge into Vineyard Sound, and follow the shore of Nonamesset Island back to the ship. It would be dark by the time I retumed, but I would see the lights of Woods Hole as I came around the point.
Bears & Diabolical Deltas!
By Paul Caffyn
Bering Sea - The Sea of Bears
I found the Bering Sea a total contrast to the heaving gray seas of the Gulf of Alaska. For the next few weeks, as I headed north-east along the top side of the Alaska Peninsula, the sea was often choppy but
there was never a serious swell. I bumped into big mobs of both fishermen and brown bears during those weeks. Early to mid-July was prime time both for the Bristol Bay salmon fishery, and big brown bears fishing the river mouths for salmon that had escaped fishermen’s nets.
Farthest North: The Sledge and Kayak Journey South
By Fridtjof Nansen
Part IV

The trip southwards continues as Nansen and Johansen grow increasingly worried that they may be forced to over-winter yet again in the North. Without the dogs, they are forced to pull the sledges across the miles of rough, hummocky shore ice, slowing their progress even further. They make a decision that will speed up their rate on the water.
The Gonzo: 40 Miles Around San Francisco Bay

By John Boeschen
What am I thinking? I should be paddling with the 99% because they aren't. Being in the 1% isn't as advertised, isn't what it's cracked up to be. I should've known better.

"Idiot!" That from the back of the boat, the Storm Paddle stashed on the back deck because the foredeck's too big to hold him down. I'm paddling the big boat, the 18-foot-long Mariner, today, left the shorter 14-foot-long Pygmy hanging in the garage rafters at home.
What's Going On In Seal World?

By Tamsin Venn
For those along the North Atlantic coastline, welcome to harbor seal pupping season. Tempted to feed the lonely, adorable pup you see hauled up, seemingly abandoned, on a low rocky shore or a beach or help it back in the water? Don't be.

"It's completely normal for seals to haul out on shore and rest.

Seals are semi aquatic and have to come out of the water, even just to get some rest," says Ashley Stokes, Marine Mammal Rescue (MMR) Manager, Seacoast Science Center, Rye N.H.
Look Before You Leap
Water quality for recreation can vary from site to site, day to day

By Whitney Pipkin
When the mercury rises in midsummer, water quality in the Chesapeake Bay, as well as its streams and rivers, matters as much to people as it does to fish, crabs and oysters.

And this year, many people might be exploring watering holes across the region for the first time as the coronavirus limits access to swimming pools.

But government agencies and watershed groups are working to remind residents that swimming in a natural water body is not the same as diving into a chlorine-treated pool. In Northern Virginia, for example, Fairfax County authorities sent out an alert in late June retelling residents that swimming in the county's 1,600 miles of streams is still "highly discouraged."
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The Adélie penguin ( Pygoscelis adeliae) is a species of penguin common along the entire coast of the Antarctic continent, which is its only habitat. It is the most widely spread penguin species, due partially to its ability to fly, as well as the most southerly distributed of all penguins, along with the emperor penguin. It is named after Adélie Land, in turn named for Adèle Dumont d'Urville, the wife of French explorer Jules Dumont d'Urville, who first discovered this penguin in 1840. Adélie penguins obtain their food by both predation and foraging, with a diet of mainly krill and fish.

The Adélie penguin is known to feed mainly on Antarctic krill, ice krill, Antarctic silverfish, sea krill, and glacial squid, depending on geographic location, during the chick-rearing season in the Antarctic. The stable isotope record of fossil eggshell accumulated in colonies over the last 38,000 years reveals a sudden change from a fish-based diet to krill that began around 200 years ago. This is most likely due to the decline of the Antarctic fur seal since the late 18th century and baleen whales during the early 20th century. The reduction of competition from these predators has resulted in a surplus of krill, which the penguins now exploit as an easier source of food. While at their wintering grounds in the rainforests of South America, they subsist mainly on insects and other invertebrates.

The most astonishing aspect of the Adélie penguin is its ability to fly, unique amongst penguins. This enables the species to avoid the hardships of the Antarctic winter. The vision of the migration of the Adélie penguins is a sight that should be seen by any fan of the wild, Videos of the migration were included in the BBC's 2008 film Miracles of Evolution, hosted by Terry Jones, of Monty Python fame.