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This undated photo provided by Azalia Sandoval, taken in Guaymas Bay, Mexico, shows Carlos Manuel Sandoval showing off the two fish he caught that day. Sandoval was born in Guaymas on Feb. 13, 1955, and he continued to hear the siren call of the sea more than a quarter-century after he and his family moved to Phoenix. He still traveled back to his hometown port and other coastal communities on Mexico's Sea of Cortez at least annually to indulge his passion for fishing. Sandoval died June 30 from complications of COVID-19 at age 65. (Courtesy of Azalia Sandoval via AP)

Lives Lost: Man of the sea made the Arizona desert his home

Aug. 7, 2020 12:28 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Carlos Manuel Sandoval lived for decades in Phoenix on the edge of the Sonoran Desert, but he never stopped hearing the siren call of his birthplace — Guaymas, Mexico. More than a quarter-century after he moved with his family to Phoenix and they all became U.S. citizens, Sandoval...

In this aerial drone photo, provided by the Florida Keys News Bureau, staff from the Florida Keys-based Turtle Hospital and U.S. Coast Guard release

2 rescued sea turtles released in Florida after recovery

Aug. 7, 2020 12:28 AM EDT

ISLAMORADA, Fla. (AP) — Two rehabilitated sea turtles, rescued at different times and locations by the U.S. Coast Guard, have been released off the Florida Keys. “Emma,” a 150-pound (68-kilogram) female loggerhead sea turtle, was recovered in June after she was found floating in the Atlantic...

In this image taken from an Italian coast guard video a whale trapped in a fishnet in the waters near the Eolian islands, in the Mediterranean Sea. Italian coast guard divers were working Sunday to free a sperm whale which was entangled in a fishing net near a tiny Mediterranean island. In a coast guard video, a diver can be seen slicing away some of the net in the waters surrounding the Aeolian Island archipelago. The operation to set the sperm whale free was made particularly difficult “due to its state of agitation

Italian coast guard works to free sperm whale from fish net

Jul. 19, 2020 1:03 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Italian coast guard divers and biologists were working Sunday to free a sperm whale that was entangled in a fishing net near a tiny Mediterranean island. In a coast guard video, a diver can be seen slicing away some of the net in the waters surrounding the Aeolian Island archipelago. Boaters...

Teenage surfer killed by shark, 2nd in Australia in a week

Jul. 11, 2020 6:20 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — A 15-year-old surfer died Saturday when he was mauled by a shark, the second fatal attack in a week in Australia and already at least the fifth this year. Police said the boy was surfing at Wooli Beach, near Grafton, about 600 kilometers (370 miles) north of Sydney in New South Wales state...

Big fish are getting bigger in Pittsburgh’s rivers

Jun. 27, 2020 3:06 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — While speeding over the bridges that cross the Monongahela, Allegheny and Ohio rivers, have you ever peeked over the railing and wondered what’s down there? Just a few decades ago, the rivers ran orange and smelled like rotten eggs. Only the most pollution-tolerant wildlife could...

Swimmer caught on video grabbing shark at Delaware beach

Jun. 25, 2020 12:27 PM EDT

LEWES, Del. (AP) — A swimmer in Delaware was caught on camera prying a shark’s mouth open with his hands this weekend in an effort to free it from a fishing hook. The video shows the man grabbing onto the shark at a beach in Cape Henlopen State Park. He went into the water to unhook it after another...

A tourist fishes from the shore in Cancun, Mexico, Thursday, June 11, 2020. An irony of the coronavirus pandemic is that the idyllic beach vacation in Mexico in the brochures really does exist now: the white sand beaches are sparkling clean and empty on the Caribbean coast. (AP Photo/Victor Ruiz)

Mexico desperate to reopen 11 million-job tourism industry

Jun. 14, 2020 11:17 AM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — An irony of the coronavirus pandemic is that the idyllic beach vacation in Mexico in the brochures really does exist now: The white sand beaches are sparkling çlean and empty on the Caribbean coast, the water is clear on the Pacific coast and the waters around the resort of Los...