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Let There Be Lights: Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade Starts

Families and friends from throughout the region gathered around Newport Harbor on Wednesday evening to see the Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade begin its light-filled, five-night run.

Ghost Ship Projected Onto Amsterdam Canal

Visitors to Amsterdam at the moment better have nerves of steel. A ghost ship has been spotted moored on one of the city's famous canals. There's no need to be scared, though. The spooky apparition has been created with some clever visual trickery, as part of the Amsterdam Light Festival.

Oceanside Council Approves $500,000 Loan for New Patrol Boat

OCEANSIDE, Calif. -- A new patrol boat will soon navigate Oceanside Harbor, as the Oceanside City Council unanimously approved funding for Harbor Patrol to replace an outdated boat.

Boats for $20? At 'Storage Wars' by the Sea, Anything's Possible

Johnny Cizek pulls up to the docks in an inflatable gray dinghy, just minutes before the action starts.

The Odyssée Desalinator: Using the Power of the Ocean to Cleanse its Own Salty Waters

Watching on as the waves crashed against the cliffs of South Corsica, France, mechanical engineer Dragan Tutic knew some were already drawing on power from the ocean to generate electricity. But a possible use for all that motion in the ocean that had been largely unexplored, as far as he knew, was turning its salty seawater into the fresh, drinkable variety on the spot. In the following two and a half years, Tutic and his team designed and tested a prototype for a wave-powered desalinator, and now hold hopes of deploying the system in regions where water scarcity threatens the survival of coastal communities.

Friendly Dolphin Almost Jumps Right Into Boat in Irish Harbour

A photograph shows the incredible moment a friendly dolphin leaps out of the sea right in front of a pair of stunned boatmen.

Turlock School Teacher Uses Boat He Invented To Rescue Man From Tuolumne River

HUGHSON, Calif. (CBS13) -- A Turlock middle school teacher is being hailed a hero for rescuing a dying man from the Tuolumne River. But this isn't the first time this science and math instructor has saved a life.

Dogs of the Sea: Frolicking With California’s Sea Lions is an Unforgettable Experience

They came from every direction at once. Over a hundred and fifty living torpedoes darted and zoomed passed with incredible agility and purpose. They nipped our fins, grabbed our hoods, and tried to make off with our cameras. The pinnipeds were so thick I couldn't tell the fate of my dive partner, but by this time it was every Homoaquaticus for themselves. I was near a small crevice and briefly considered trying to stuff myself into it, but finally decided to buck up and take it like a man, when as suddenly as they appeared -- they vanished. The visibility was a good 50 feet and all I saw were a few hind flippers being swallowed up by the blue void. Now, we were sitting at 65 feet in Great White country, all alone, with only some sea mammal poop floating around wondering about Nature's "subtle" warning signs of danger. After 20-30 seconds, that seemed much longer, the reef fishes came out from their hiding places, we regained our composure and oceanic life returned to normalcy.

Drone Boat Can Save Lives During Caltrans Emergency Flood Inspections of Bridges

NOVATO, Calif. (CBS SF) -- Caltrans crews used one of their coolest and newest "toys" during Thursdays big storm to tackle a lifesaving job.

Whale Sharks Trapped Inside Fishing Nets are Set Free by Divers

This is the incredible moment two whale sharks trapped inside a fishing net were set free.

Scientists Finally Find and Map San Francisco’s Most Famous Shipwreck

On days when the fog isn't too bad, sailing through San Francisco's Golden Gate offers a beautiful view. You've got the city to the south, the Marin Headlands to the north, and, since 1937, the famed bridge overhead. But if you could see what's below the surface, things are considerably less cheery. The rough waters to the west of the strait, known as the Gulf of the Farallones, include major shipping lines to the ports of San Francisco, Oakland, and Richmond. And they're littered with the remains of hundreds of ships.

California's Lone River-Route Postal Carrier Says "It's No Big Deal"

As Santa readies his reindeer, and U.S. postal carriers take to their feet and trucks, one person delivering the mail this holiday season will be dropping off packages by boat.

Lake Whatcom Boat Inspections Keep Pace With Busy Season

BELLINGHAM, Wash. -- Boat inspectors looking for invasive mussels and other potentially harmful plants and animals checked almost 8,000 boats this season at Lake Whatcom and Lake Samish, more than double the number from 2013.

New Seawall Creates Better Access for Beachgoers in Ventura County

VENTURA, Calif. -- The recently completed new seawall, ramp and stairs at Solimar Beach, located north of Emma Wood State Beach, is a welcomed change for beachgoers and visitors that stop to take in the view of this pristine beach.

Your Guide to the Bay Parade of Lights

San Diego may not get a traditional Christmas, but that leaves room for out-of-the-ordinary holiday traditions like the San Diego Bay Parade of Lights.


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