Latest Atlantic Ocean News

Turtle returned to ocean after recovering from spear attack

Nov. 1, 2019 3:47 PM EDT

KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — A federally protected green sea turtle was released in the Florida Keys after recovering from a spear shot into its neck. The 150-pound (68-kilogram) female, dubbed "Splinter," returned to the Atlantic Ocean on Friday at Higgs Beach in Key West. The turtle was rescued off Key Largo...

Subtropical Storm Rebekah losing steam in the Atlantic

Oct. 31, 2019 7:17 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Subtropical Storm Rebekah is expected to soon weaken into a post-tropical cyclone it spins far out over the Atlantic Ocean. The U.S. National Hurricane Center says the storm's maximum sustained winds Thursday evening were 45 mph (75 kph). Rebekah is centered about 405 miles (652 kilometers)...

Juvenile humpback whale washes ashore in Virginia Beach

Oct. 31, 2019 9:31 AM EDT

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — A young whale has washed up dead in Virginia. The Virginian-Pilot reported Thursday that the juvenile humpback came ashore on the north end of Virginia Beach. The spot is along the Atlantic Ocean and just south of the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay. The whale may have been the same...

The Latest: 12 migrants found alive in Belgian truck

Oct. 30, 2019 2:41 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — The Latest on Europe's migrant crisis (all times local): 7:00 p.m. Belgian police say they have discovered 12 migrants — 11 Syrians and one Sudanese — hiding among fruit and vegetables in a refrigerated truck. Police spokeswoman Sarah Frederickx said Wednesday the 12 men were...

Nestor heads into Georgia after tornados damage Florida

Oct. 19, 2019 9:22 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Nestor raced across Georgia as a post-tropical cyclone late Saturday, hours after the former tropical storm spawned a tornado that damaged homes and a school in central Florida while sparing areas of the Florida Panhandle devastated one year earlier by Hurricane Michael. The storm...

The Latest: Nestor brings rain, tornado warnings to Georgia

Oct. 19, 2019 9:03 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The Latest on Tropical Storm Nestor (all times local): 8:35 p.m. Former Tropical Storm Nestor has spread heavy rains over a large part of Georgia and triggered warnings for two potential twisters in the state. The National Weather Service issued two tornado warnings Saturday evening for...

Tropical Storm Melissa dissipating, no longer a threat

Oct. 14, 2019 11:25 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The National Hurricane Center in Miami says Melissa is no longer a tropical storm, and poses no threat to land. The post-tropical cyclone is weakening as it moves deeper into the Atlantic Ocean, and the dangerous swells it caused are gradually subsiding. Forecasters said that as of midday on...

Tropical Storm Melissa moving into open Atlantic Ocean

Oct. 13, 2019 11:31 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Tropical Storm Melissa is moving away from the U.S. East Coast into the open Atlantic Ocean. The National Hurricane center in Miami says Melissa was still causing dangerous swells along much of the coast Sunday. The storm was about 360 miles (580 kilometers) south-southeast of Halifax, nova...

Tropical Storm Melissa forms off northeast; will weaken

Oct. 12, 2019 6:11 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A late-season tropical storm has formed off the coast of Massachusetts but is expected to weaken as it moves away from the U.S. The Hurricane Center in Miami says Tropical Storm Melissa poses minor to moderate coastal flooding at high tide along some portions of the Mid-Atlantic and...

Beach drownings: Deadly currents stalk swimmers

Oct. 12, 2019 12:05 AM EDT

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Hurricane Lorenzo may have spared the United States a direct hit, but its powerful currents and rough surf claimed at least four lives in North Carolina last week, including that of a top executive from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and two swimmers in...