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Benchley Ocean Award Winners Bring Hope to Troubled Seas

David Helvarg | Posted 01.11.2016 | Green
David Helvarg

What does the president of a Pacific Island nation, a New York Times reporter, a French sailing expedition and the mayor of a small San Diego border town have in common? They are among the eight winners of the 2016 Peter Benchley Ocean Awards.

Yagana Shah

5 Things You Never Knew About Steven Spielberg's 'Jaws'

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 06.01.2015 | Entertainment

Duuuunnn duuunnn. Duuunnn duuunnn. Duunn duunn. Duunn. Duunn duunn. Dun dun. Dun dun. Dun. Forget slasher movies and zombie flicks... nothing ...

More Hoist the Jolly Roger!! -- 10 Must-Watch Pirate Films

Scott DiMarco | Posted 04.23.2014 | Entertainment
Scott DiMarco

Pirate films have always been popular and perhaps a few more films are still to be made, but until that point we have a virtual treasure trove of films to satisfy us.

Hoist the Jolly Roger! -- 10 Must-Read Pirate Books

Scott DiMarco | Posted 03.23.2014 | Books
Scott DiMarco

Pirate-mania is all the rage these days. Luckily for us, there is a virtual treasure trove of pirate books. Here are some classic tales of piracy to keep your ship afloat.

PHOTOS: 'Jaws' Was Nearly Called Something Very Different

Posted 08.05.2013 | Books

Shortly before Peter Benchley's book went to press, he still hadn't decided on a title. It was a thriller about a murderous great white shark, and thr...

Why Jaws Made Me Care About Sharks

Greg Stone | Posted 10.14.2012 | Green
Greg Stone

I am hard pressed to meet a colleague that has not been affected by this film. In addition, the public fascination with sharks spurred by Jaws helped lead to a dramatic uptick in shark research that has shaped how we understand the ocean today.

A Wave of Honor for Peter Benchley Winners

David Helvarg | Posted 07.31.2012 | Green
David Helvarg

At a time when our public seas are at risk from pollution, overfishing, habitat loss and fossil fuel-fired climate change, eight top ocean leaders, explorers, advocates and scientists will be honored on Friday, June 1 for their pioneering efforts on behalf of our blue planet

President of Kiribati Wins Top Ocean Award

David Helvarg | Posted 05.23.2012 | Green
David Helvarg

If you're not satisfied with how the leaders of the world's major powers including the U.S., China, India and Brazil are addressing climate change or protecting the ocean maybe you could direct their attention to Kiribati.

Take One for the Team, Alexi

Matt Farmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Matt Farmer

Dear Alexi, You've played plenty of hoops over the years, so you of all people should know when it's time to pull yourself out of the ball game.