TANJUNG LUAR: Sharks are hauled ashore every day at a busy market on the central Indonesian island of Lombok, the hub of a booming trade that provides a livelihood for local fishermen but is increasingly alarming environmentalists.
The big wake seen swirling through one of New Zealand's picturesque bays on Google Earth called to mind a mysterious sea creature for one impressionable local — and soon the internet rumour mill buzzed with details of the "unexplained" satellite...
Darrin Jillson's insight:
Not quite aliens but I bet Mack will still enjoy it.
The Great Bear Rainforest is world renowned for its grizzly bears and towering cedars, but in a secret little watershed near Bella Bella on the central coast it is also being distinguished as the place where salmon swim through mountains.
Tourists will soon have another reason to flock to the Canary Islands -- besides the beautiful weather and beaches. The islands will be home to Europe's first underwater museum and also the first to be constructed in the eastern Atlantic Ocean.
There's genuine history behind Norway's involving "Pioneer," though this drama is not based on real events but rather "inspired" by them. That difference makes for a more absorbing film than it might otherwise have been.