Powerful waves and rip currents started hitting beaches in the Pacific province of Puntarenas on Friday and will continue throughout the weekend. Oceanographers forecast a new stronger swell likely will bring even bigger waves to Puntarenas starting next Thursday.
Nosara hoteliers said that dozens of travelers hadn’t made reservations, and they arrived in the remote village with nowhere to sleep. Some asked to set up tents in hotels’ lawns and parking lots. But after weathering the Costa Rican “winter,” proprietors were happy to see the return of tourism.
Hundreds of thousands of Olive Ridley sea turtles have begun their annual decent on Playa Ostional on Costa Rica's Pacific Coast. Officials from the National System of Conservation Areas (SINAC) confirmed that the nesting season officially kicked off Sunday with the season's first mass nesting event, known locally as an arribada.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. President Barack Obama on Tuesday will announce his intent to make a broad swath of the central Pacific Ocean off limits to fishing, energy exploration and other activities, according to senior White House officials. The proposal, slated to go into effect later this year after a comment period, could create the world's largest marine sanctuary and double the area of ocean globally that is fully protected.
The captain was not at the helm of the South Korean ferry that capsized two days ago, investigators said Friday, as anger spread over stalled rescue efforts for hundreds of missing passengers trapped by the submerged vessel.