High Tide Flooding Outlook — July 2024

By US Harbors. July’s Predictions for “Higher than Normal” Tides Limited to Hawaii and Galveston, TX. NOAA forecasts minimal high tide flooding this month, with most of the country not expecting higher than normal tides in July. However, the Atlantic hurricane season has begun and coastal areas have experienced substantial precipitation.… SEE HARBORS THAT MAY FLOOD

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The Caribbean has a Defense System Against Deadly Hurricanes — but it’s Vanishing


By Benji Jones. Hurricane Beryl and other superstorms would be much more dangerous without these iconic ocean animals. Hurricane season has begun, and it’s off to a frightening start. On Wednesday morning, Beryl — a Category 4 storm and the first named hurricane of the year — was churning toward… SEE MORE

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You’re Gonna Need A Bigger Catalog: Cape Cod’s Great White Shark Population Keeps Growing


By Melisa Cristina Marquez. Cape Cod, known for its scenic Americana coastline and quaint towns, has also gained recognition in recent years as a hub for shark research. Specifically scientific research revolving around one of the most iconic species: the great white shark (Carcharodon carcharias). The Atlantic White Shark Conservancy has been… SEE MORE

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New Coral Disease Forecasting System Could Help Ecological Forecasting


By ecomagazine.com. Research led by the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Hawaiʻi Institute of Marine Biology (HIMB) has led to a new tool for forecasting coral disease that could help conservationists step in at the right times with key interventions. Ecological forecasts are critical tools for conserving and managing marine… SEE MORE

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Suzuki Marine Trailblazes Viable Path for Sustainable Marine Fuels in Florida


By Suzuki Marine. Effort Exemplifies “Kizuna” Commitment to Panama City Community and State. Panama City, FLA — Suzuki Marine USA has joined forces with the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA), local dignitaries, and representatives of St. Andrews Marina in Panama City, Florida to expand access to sustainable marine fuel for… SEE MORE

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From Overfished to Sustainable Harvests: Pacific Bluefin Tuna Rebound to New Highs


By fisheries.noaa.gov. New stock assessment reveals largest recorded biomass since assessments began. The recovery of Pacific bluefin tuna has achieved a major milestone—the species exceeded international targets a decade ahead of schedule. The rebuilding of Pacific bluefin tuna reflects a fisheries management success. International organizations cooperated across the Pacific to… SEE MORE

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Eyes in the Sky: Using Drones to Measure Sea Turtles


By fisheries.noaa.gov. What do drones and toy turtles have in common? Scientists are using these tools to measure sea turtles in the wild without ever touching them. Drones not only take great photographs—they can also be used to take measurements. In our case, we use them to measure the size… SEE MORE

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How to Get In (or Out) of a Kayak or Canoe Without Embarrassing Yourself


By Karuna Eberl. Make a splash—in a good way—and impress friends with a smooth transition from land to lake. GETTING INTO A CANOE IS unnerving. Failure means capsizing, plus looking foolish in front of that cute camp counselor. But as you wobble aboard, know you’re not alone. Even the experts dump… SEE MORE

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A Primer on Deep Sea Fishing, a/k/a Offshore Fishing


By Ken Schultz. Offshore fishing, or deep sea fishing, entails the pursuit of different species and the use of different methods, on the open ocean If you’ve wondered exactly what someone means when they refer to deep sea fishing, you’re not alone. The term does not refer to a specific… SEE MORE