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Ocean City Comic Con

Ocean City, MD (inlet), MD December 14 @ 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

The Ocean City Comic Con was the first convention to be held on the island, and we're back! Our intention is to create an event brimming with artists, comic creators, cosplay, video games, and so much more at an affordable price at the door. SEE MORE

Portland Harbor Christmas Boat Parade of Lights

Portland, ME December 14 @ 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

The Portland Harbor Christmas Boat Parade of Lights sets sail on December 14. Watch the annual spectacular from the Portland waterfront or ride along with Casco Bay Lines. SEE MORE

Palm Beach Food & Wine Fest

Palm Beach, FL December 12 - December 15

Celebrity chefs and star-studded events makes this a foodie favorite in an Island paradise. Melt away your winter worries with an international menu of gastronomic delights in this 4-day, star-studded epicurean extravaganza. So, grab a napkin, pull up a front row seat and enjoy! SEE MORE

2nd Annual Winter Solstice Beer Festival

Seattle, WA December 20 @ 4:00 PM - December 21 @ 9:00 PM

Seattle Farmers Market Association is proud to host Seattle's favorite Winter Beer Festival at the Winter Solstice Night Market with a wide selection of Winter craft beers tasting experience with over two days at Magnuson Park Hangar 30 for the holidays. Grab a pint or opt in to taste your… SEE MORE

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The Luxury Yacht That Turns Into A Submarine

12/13/2019 by US Harbors

By Tamara Hardingham-Gill. It looks like something straight out of a James Bond movie, but this concept might just signal that the future of superyachts is sub-aquatic. Dreamed up by Italian-based naval architect Elena Nappi, the hybrid vessel can travel on both the surface of the sea and underwater. Known as the… SEE MORE

What Are Your Chances For A White Christmas?

12/13/2019 by US Harbors

For those of you dreaming of a white Christmas, you can find places that have the best chance of being a winter wonderland according to weather history. The “Historical Probability of a White Christmas” map shows the climatological probability of at least 1 inch of snow being on the ground on December… SEE MORE

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Cold Water Paddling & Fishing Safety

12/13/2019 by US Harbors

By Bruce Ingram. The most dangerous incident of my paddling career occurred on the James River when a friend and I overturned in his canoe. Earlier, my water temperature gauge had registered 54 degrees and the air temperature 65 degrees. When I fell in, I felt as if a sledge… SEE MORE

Photo Courtesy of NOAA Fisheries.

Feds Close the Gulf of Alaska Cod Fishery for the First Time

12/11/2019 by US Harbors

By Kavitha George. In an unprecedented response to historically low numbers of Pacific cod, the federal cod fishery in the Gulf of Alaska is closing for the 2020 season. It’s a decision that came as little surprise, but it’s the first time the fishery has closed due to concerns of… SEE MORE

Tonight's Full Moon Is the Cold Moon

12/11/2019 by US Harbors

By Gordon Johnston. The next full Moon is the Cold Moon, Oak Moon, Moon before Yule, Long Night Moon, Uduvapa Poya, the Karthikai Deepam Moon and the Chang'e Moon. The Moon will be full just after midnight on Thursday morning, Dec.12, 2019, appearing "opposite" the Sun (in Earth based longitude)… SEE MORE

Impacts of Winter Warming Across the U.S.

12/6/2019 by US Harbors

Even though there will still be rounds of cold weather during winter, and occasional record cold, long-term temperature trends show that winters are warming across the U.S. In fact, for much of the country, winter is the fastest warming season. In the Northeast, for example, winter has warmed three times… SEE MORE

The Controversial Plan to Move Five Captive Belugas

12/4/2019 by US Harbors

By Bethany Augliere. Mystic Aquarium in Connecticut is home to the United States’ largest habitat for captive beluga whales. Of the country’s 30 captive belugas, three reside in the aquarium’s 4,000 square meter outdoor exhibit, a site dominated by a 50 by 25-meter kidney bean-shaped tank.* Now the aquarium, which… SEE MORE

Coral reefs play a vital role in sustaining the health of our oceans and our economy.

10 Ways to Protect Coral Reefs

12/4/2019 by US Harbors

Here are some things YOU can do: Corals are already a gift, don't give them as presents. Conserve water. The less water you use, the less runoff and wastewater that will eventually find its way back into the ocean. Volunteer in local beach or reef cleanups. If you don't live… SEE MORE