Migaloo, a 14-meter (45.9 feet), 35-ton (34.4 ton) pure white humpback whale, is cruising on the east coast off Australia near Coffs Harbour with another whale, Tuesday, June 15, 2005. Migaloo, an aboriginal word for "white fella," is a part of a population of humpback whales than feed in Antartica from November to May then they migrate along the east coast of Australia, to breed in the warm tropical waters near the Great Barrier reef in June to October. (AP Photo/Sea Experience Charters, Greer Atkinson) **MAGAZINES OUT NO SALES**
where there’s smoke …
San Diego boat captain Kurt Roll was using a remote-controlled quadcopter drone to shoot aerial footage at a shipyard in Chula Vista, California June 19 when he spotted a plume of smoke rising in the distance. Roll decided to use his device to get closer to what appeared to be a massive boat fire, and managed to capture some incredible, close-up footage of a yacht going up in flames. In a video Roll posted to YouTube, the drone nears the yacht fire before pulling back to show the sheer enormity of the blaze. The 112-foot vessel, called the Polar Bear, apparently caught fire in an accident at the shipyard shortly after 9 a.m. About 100 workers at the marina were evacuated during the blaze, which firefighters were eventually able to put out. The yacht belonged to Larry Jodsass, a retired electrical engineer, and was worth an estimated $24 million. “Am I angry? No. Anger is not the right word,” Jodsass told NBC 7 San Diego. “It was my toy, my wonderful, beautiful piece of equipment. I think it’s the most beautiful boat that ever has been built.”
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