Pete Thomas

Pete Thomas

Pete Thomas worked at the Los Angeles Times for 20 years as a journalist specializing in outdoors and action sports. He started at in March, 2010, and enjoys surfing, hiking, skiing, and being in nature.

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1167 Articles by Pete Thomas

Lego pieces prized by Cornish beachcombers

Nearly 5 million pieces were spilled from a container ship in 1997, and they're still coming ashore; 'These days the holy grail is an octopus or a dragon'

The dragons, swords, swim fins, etc., are among nearly 5 million Lego pieces that were spilled overboard from a container ship in 1997.

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A shark deterrent that mimics orcas

Wearable ORCA device, still in development, issues sound waves designed to make sharks think killer whales are near; but does it work?

Maui company is hoping to save lives, and capitalize on the universal fear of sharks, with a shark deterrent device that emits killer whale sound waves

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Motorist captures parting of the storm

Joe Zuniga's stunning image reveals rain curtains parting on Florida roadway; motorists 'looked almost like something spiritual coming through the storm'

For Joe Zuniga, the parting of the storm was a spiritual experience, but meteorologists are familiar with the weather phenomenon

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