Latest Atlantic Ocean News

'Worst vacation ever': Teen stranded in ocean overnight

Jul. 13, 2018 6:33 AM EDT

ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. (AP) — A tourist says his nighttime stroll on a Georgia beach turned his holiday into the "worst vacation ever" after a rip tide swept him out to sea. Nineteen-year-old Blake Spataro of Louisiana tells WJAX-TV he spent nearly 10 hours in the Atlantic Ocean, where no one could hear...

Beachgoers beware: Hurricane Chris sending risky surf ashore

Jul. 11, 2018 12:28 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Forecasters say Atlantic Ocean beachgoers should be wary of heavy surf and life-threatening rip-currents this week as Hurricane Chris swirls off the U.S. East Coast. At 11 a.m. EDT Wednesday, the National Weather Service in Miami said Chris was centered about 440 miles (705 kilometers) east of...

Viking longship replica set to begin voyage along East Coast

Jul. 9, 2018 6:05 PM EDT

MYSTIC, Conn. (AP) — A replica of a Viking longship that sailed across the Atlantic Ocean is scheduled to leave its current home in Connecticut. The 115-foot Draken Harald Harfagre is set to sail out of Mystic Seaport Museum on Monday. The Day reports that the Draken has been at the museum since 2016,...

Hurricane Beryl forms in Atlantic, heads for east Caribbean

Jul. 6, 2018 11:09 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The Atlantic season's first hurricane, Beryl, formed Friday and headed for a weekend push into the eastern Caribbean, threatening islands still struggling to recover from last year's storms. A hurricane watch was issued for Dominica as the Category 1 storm reached maximum...

Army Corps sets meetings to outline New York flood proposals

Jul. 6, 2018 5:26 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A colossal barrier with gates that open for ships has been proposed to wall off New York Harbor from the Atlantic Ocean and protect the metropolitan region from flooding as climate change increases the frequency and severity of devastating coastal storms. The offshore barrier is one of...

TASTE OF THE TOUR: A road through the ocean in the Vendee

Jul. 6, 2018 9:41 AM EDT

NOIRMOUTIER-EN-L'ILE, France (AP) — The normally clear-defined lines between land and sea will blend together during Saturday's opening stage of the 105th Tour de France. Crosswinds will likely be a factor, too. The race begins in the Vendee department on the Atlantic Ocean, alongside a road — the...

Tropical Storm Beryl in Atlantic; 2nd named storm of season

Jul. 5, 2018 2:55 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Tropical Storm Beryl has formed in the Atlantic, the second named storm of the 2018 hurricane season. The National Hurricane Center in Miami say the storm's winds had strengthened to 40 mph (65 kph) by Thursday afternoon. Earlier, forecasters said was likely to fizzle before becoming a threat...

Dolphin attacked by sharks is released in ocean after rehab

Jun. 29, 2018 1:23 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A dolphin nicknamed Sharkie has been released back into the Atlantic Ocean after four months of rehabilitation following a shark attack. The 265-pound (120-kilogram) Atlantic bottlenose dolphin has been treated at SeaWorld Orlando's Cetacean Rehabilitation Facility since her February...

Atlantic City welcomes back 2 shuttered casinos

Jun. 28, 2018 2:24 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Movie stars lent an air of celebrity glitz to a gritty seaside gambling resort Thursday as Atlantic City reclaimed two of its shuttered casinos, and more than 6,000 of the 11,000 jobs it lost during a brutal stretch of casino shutdowns. The Hard Rock, which was the former Trump...

Liam Kirk 1st born-and-trained Brit selected in NHL draft

Jun. 23, 2018 5:43 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Liam Kirk was on the other side of the Atlantic Ocean, about 4,600 miles away from Dallas, on Saturday when he became the first player born and trained in England to be selected in the NHL draft. Early in the seventh and final round of the draft, the Arizona Coyotes took the 18-year-old Kirk...