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Low Oxygen Levels off Coast Raise Fears of Marine Dead Zones

7/25/2021 by US Harbors

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Low oxygen levels measured off the coast of Oregon and Washington are raising concerns of large “dead zones” that could decimate crabs and bottom-dwelling fish within them. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said this week that researchers have detected unseasonably low oxygen levels in a… SEE MORE

Surfing, Where the Playing Field is Never Level

7/23/2021 by US Harbors

By Sally Ho. TOKYO (AP) — Surfing is as much skill and science as instinct and timing. That begins with learning how to read ocean swells to anticipate the formation of the wave to quickly execute a maneuver. Here, we explain what you need to know about surfing to appreciate… SEE MORE

The bright Perseids are perhaps the most popular meteor shower of the year.

Catch the Best Shooting Stars of 2021 Next Month

7/22/2021 by US Harbors

By Rachel Chang. Every year in August, the night sky grows even more wondrous when the Perseid meteor shower takes place. In fact, NASA considers the annual event “the best meteor shower of the year,” since the fast and vibrant space rocks often leave long streaks of light and color behind. Though the meteor shower already… SEE MORE

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Massive Wildfires in US West Bring Haze to East Coast

7/21/2021 by US Harbors

By Gillian Flaccus. PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Wildfires in the American West, including one burning in Oregon that’s currently the largest in the U.S., are creating hazy skies as far away as New York as the massive infernos spew smoke and ash into the air in columns up to six… SEE MORE

Caribbean spiny lobster, Panulirus argus

Florida Keys Officials Ready for 2-Day Lobster Mini Season

7/20/2021 by US Harbors

KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — Sheriff’s officials in the Florida Keys advise anyone participating in next week’s two-day lobster mini season to be aware of state and local ordinances. The season kicks off July 28 and wraps up the next day. “We enjoy all the visitors here in the Keys… SEE MORE

The brand-new Bigelow Laboratory in East Boothbay.

Maine Ocean Lab to get $2M to Study Deep Ocean Resiliency

7/19/2021 by US Harbors

EAST BOOTHBAY, Maine (AP) — A Maine marine science lab is set to receive about $2 million to study the resiliency of deep sea ecosystems in the era of climate change. Democratic Rep. Chellie Pingree said the National Science Foundation is giving the grant to Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences… SEE MORE

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Oregon Wildfire Forms ‘Fire Clouds’ that Pose Danger Below

7/18/2021 by US Harbors

By Gillian Flaccus. PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Smoke and heat from a massive wildfire in southeastern Oregon are creating giant “fire clouds” over the blaze — dangerous columns of smoke and ash that can reach up to 6 miles (10 kilometers) in the sky and are visible from more than… SEE MORE

oastline of the Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge, Alabama Credit: Mike Reynolds Uploaded by mrjohncummings, Public Domain,

AP Interview: EPA Water Chief on Clean Water Protections

7/15/2021 by US Harbors

By Suman Naishadham. WASHINGTON (AP) — To finally determine a lasting definition of waterways that qualify for federal protection under the Clean Water Act, the Environmental Protection Agency’s new water director says everyone with a stake in the issue will need to be engaged. Radhika Fox recently spoke to The… SEE MORE

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Camden Classics Cup 2021

Camden, ME July 29 - July 31

The Camden Classics Cup is one of the world’s most beautiful regattas - sailed where the mountains meet the sea off the lovely harbortown of Camden, Maine.   The Camden Classics Cup aims to give sailors the time of their lives with terrific on-the-water racing, and stellar onshore events. Presented… SEE MORE

Hull Harbor Illumination

Hull, MA July 31 @ 5:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Event: Harbor Illumination Date: Saturday, July 31, 2021 Hours: 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm Location: Hull Lifesaving Museum It happens only one night a year...the magical Harbor Illumination. Join us as we once again as we light the harbor with more than one thousand flares celebrating Hull's maritime heritage. There is so much happening… SEE MORE

2021 SalmonFest

Ninilchik, Cook Inlet, AK August 6 - August 8

Salmonfest, formerly Salmonstock, has, for 10 years, been working with organizations on the front lines in the struggle to protect and preserve Bristol Bay, the largest wild salmon fishery in the world. Protecting Bristol Bay is popular in Alaska with over 60% of Alaskans opposing Pebble Mine. Why? Because healthy… SEE MORE

CT Free Fishing License Day

Mystic, CT August 14

Everyone can get a one day fishing license for FREE. The FREE one day fishing license will be available three weeks prior to the date. Lots of great places to fish - check out the interactive Trout Stocking Map, CT is Fishy or the Saltwater Resource Map for ideas on places to go. SEE MORE