Recreational water sports

Diver George Bell, dressed as Santa Claus, waves to viewers as he swims in the Philippine coral reef tank during a presentation on fish and corals as part of the 'Tis the Season for Science holiday exhibit at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco, Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
December 20, 2017 - 12:20 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Santa Claus doesn't just sit at shopping malls in snow-challenged San Francisco: He also goes scuba diving. The California Academy of Sciences launched its annual Scuba Santa show Tuesday with about 100 children and adults crowded around a coral reef exhibit to watch jolly St...
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December 15, 2017 - 5:31 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on sea lion attacks on swimmers in San Francisco Bay (all times local): 2:30 p.m. A swimmer bitten by a sea lion in San Francisco says he believes the animal trailed him as he swam from the beach to the mouth of a cove where he was attacked. Christian Einfeldt tells...
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FILE - In this April 21, 2017 file photo, abalone divers brave Pacific Ocean surf as they hunt for the shellfish at low tide in Fort Ross, Calif. California wildlife officials have voted to cancel the 2018 abalone fishing season due to concerns about mass starvation among the mollusks along Sonoma and Mendocino coasts. The Santa Rosa Press Democrat reports the state Fish and Game Commission voted 4-0 Thursday, Dec. 7 during a public meeting in San Diego. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)
December 08, 2017 - 6:02 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — California wildlife officials have voted to cancel the 2018 abalone fishing season due to concerns about mass starvation among the mollusks along Sonoma and Mendocino coasts. The Santa Rosa Press Democrat reports the state Fish and Game Commission voted 4-0 Thursday during a public...
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FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2013 file photo, Sen. Craig Tieszen, R-Rapid City, talks to the South Dakota House Transportation Committee about teen driving safety in Pierre, S.D. Tieszen and his brother-in-law drowned in an apparent kayaking accident in the Cook Islands in the South Pacific, where they were attending a wedding for the lawmaker's daughter, officials said Thursday Nov. 23, 2017. Authorities say Sen. Tieszen and his brother-in-law Brent Moline encountered high tides and rough seas before they drowned (AP Photo/Chet Brokaw, File)
November 29, 2017 - 11:31 am
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — Authorities say a South Dakota state representative and his brother-in-law encountered high tides and rough seas before they drowned in a kayaking accident last week off an island in the South Pacific. The Rapid City Journal reports that Cook Islands police say 68-year-old...
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Algae floats in the water at the Maumee Bay State Park marina in Lake Erie in Oregon, Ohio, on Friday, Sept. 15, 2017. Pungent, ugly and often-toxic algae is spreading across U.S. waterways, even as the government spends vast sums of money to help farmers reduce fertilizer runoff that helps cause it. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
November 16, 2017 - 12:09 pm
MONROE, Mich. (AP) — Competing in a bass fishing tournament two years ago, Todd Steele cast his rod from his 21-foot motorboat — unaware that he was being poisoned. A thick, green scum coated western Lake Erie. And Steele, a semipro angler, was sickened by it. Driving home to Port Huron, Michigan,...
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In this Nov. 4, 2017, photo, Rohingya Muslim Abdul Karim, 19, uses a yellow plastic oil container as a flotation device as he swims the Naf river while crossing the Myanmar-Bangladesh border in Shah Porir Dwip, Bangladesh. Rohingya Muslims escaping the violence in their homeland of Myanmar are now so desperate that some are swimming to safety in neighboring Bangladesh, even if they have never been in the water before. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
November 13, 2017 - 4:33 pm
SHAH PORIR DWIP, Bangladesh (AP) — Nabi Hussain owes his life to a yellow plastic oil container. The 13-year-old Rohingya boy couldn't swim, and had never even seen the sea before fleeing his village in Myanmar. But he clung to the empty container and struggled across the water with it for about 2...
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November 09, 2017 - 6:41 am
NEWTON, N.C. (AP) — An 800-pound heifer made a big splash when it was found in a North Carolina family's swimming pool. Catawba County Chief Animal Control Officer Jenna Arsenault told news outlets the agency received a 911 call Wednesday morning and arrived to find the young female bovine...
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A road sign is reflected in the waters of the Connequenesing Creek that overflowed it's banks along Evergreen Mill road after heavy rains from storms over Sunday into Monday, Nov. 6, 2017 in Harmony, Pa. Emergency officials suspect tornadoes and straight-line winds left behind a trail of damage Sunday that started in Indiana and continued through Ohio and into Pennsylvania. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
November 06, 2017 - 12:30 pm
A powerful storm with straight-line winds and possible tornadoes tore roofs off factories, ripped away storefronts and destroyed homes across Indiana, Ohio and into Pennsylvania, and on Monday, the National Weather Service planned to survey some of the damage. Scuba divers found the bodies of two...
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Coffee is spilled onto a new Kindle Oasis E-reader, Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017, in New York. Amazon's top-of-the-line e-reader is now waterproof. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
October 31, 2017 - 11:16 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon's top-of-the-line e-reader is now waterproof — an excellent feature for a $250-and-up investment. But don't go scuba diving just yet. Your Kindle Oasis might not survive. Huh? How is that waterproof then? And what about the optional cover? ___ THE FINE PRINT ON WATERPROOF The...
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Brazilian surfer Maya Gabeira rides a wave during a big wave surfing session at the Praia do Norte, or North beach, in Nazare, Portugal, Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017. (AP Photo/Armando Franca)
October 28, 2017 - 3:30 am
Here's your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see. This week's images include a surfer dwarfed by a wave in Portugal; demonstrators at a...
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