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Researchers marvel at world's deepest sea vents

Researchers using a remote-controlled submarine around the world's deepest known hydrothermal vents have been collecting samples from the sunless depths of the Caribbean Sea. Full story

Travel Picks: Top 10 Fitness Boot Camps around the world

BOSTON (Reuters) - The military-style fitness "boot camps" which originated in the United States have invaded nearly every corner of the earth. Full story

Some Call Los Roques New Bermuda Triangle

The disappearance last week of the airplane carrying Italian fashion mogul Vittorio Missoni and five others across the Caribbean Sea has been blamed on everything from mechanical failure to kidnapping by drug smugglers. Full story

Tropical Storm Rafael forms over eastern Caribbean Sea

MIAMI (Reuters) - Tropical Storm Rafael formed over the eastern Caribbean Sea on Friday, triggering storm warnings for Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and several other islands, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said. Full story

What Waters Are Safe for Sharks?

A growing number of countries are looking out for sharks—and not in a get-out-of-the-water kind of way. Full story

'Chum cam' helps catalog endangered sharks

Scientists have been trying to answer the question of whether marine protected areas, where sharks and their prey are off-limits to fishermen, are indeed home to more sharks than non-protected areas of the ocean. Full story

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A Colombian navy frigate sails boat through the Caribbean Sea in international waters near the meridian 82 with the 15th parallel border between Colombia and Nicaragua, November 30, 2012. Colombia has withdrawn from a treaty that binds it to the U.N. International Court of Justice in anger at a ruli