The USS Lexington was scuttled about 800 kilometers (500 miles) miles off the eastern coast of Australia in May 1942 after sustaining serious damage from Japanese aircraft.
The Indianapolis sank in 15 minutes on 30 July 1945, in the war’s final days. The ship was on its way to the Philippines when torpedoes from a Japanese submarine struck the ship.
Otmar Hanser, Coiba Dive Expeditions, writes:
It is with a heavy heart that we are informing you of our decision to cease our operation to Malpelo effective January 2018.
In the North Pacific, the humpback whale populations now number more than 21,000, up from less than 1,000 at the end of commercial humpback whaling in 1966.
Following an initiative taken by Palau, the Pacific republic of the Marshall Islands will ban trade in shark products and commercial shark fishing throughout its waters.
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