Batoidea is a superorder of cartilaginous fish commonly known as rays and skates, approximately 560 described species in thirteen families. They are in the fish subclass Elasmobranchii, along with sharks, to which they are closely related. Rays are distinguished by their flattened bodies, enlarged pectoral fins that are fused to the head, and gill slits that are placed on their ventral surfaces.
Dino Ferrari and his twin brother Dario caught a monster catfish in Po River after wrangling with it for 40 minutes.Weighing in at 127 kg (280 lbs) and measuring 2.67 meters (8.8 feet), this fish is a tad bit bigger than a guppy.
Oops in front of a crowd of tourists at Fort Point. This poor guy kept trying to catch a wave for two hours without success. He never gave up. I give our persevering surfer an A for effort. Well done, sir!
The Tall Ship Sloop Providence, Rhode Island’s Official Flagship and Tall Ship Ambassador, has suffered damage after toppling over in blizzard conditions at Newport Shipyard on Tuesday.
The vessel is a 110 foot fully rigged sailing vessel and a faithful replica of John Paul Jones’ famous warship that sank or captured 40 British ships during the American Revolutionary War. It had been hauled at Newport Shipyard and apparently tipped over during the peak of a blizzard that brought gusts upwards of 60 mph to the coast. Read more here.