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Pacific Marine Expo

Seattle, WA November 21 - November 23

If you make your living on the water, you just can’t afford to miss it! More than 500 exhibitors including equipment companies, propulsion, builders, and suppliers and more Education sessions on marine safety, business management, regulatory issues and technical advancements, and more Daily events including live demonstrations, the Fisherman of… SEE MORE

Coastal Virginia Cider Fest

Norfolk, VA November 23

Sly Clyde is hosting Virginia’s Best Craft Ciders at our first Coastal Virginia Cider Fest. Live Music, Food Trucks, Local Maker’s Fair We will host Virginia Craft Cideries from throughout the Commonwealth including: Albermarle Ciderworks, Charlottesville Blue Toad Hard Cider, Nelson County Blue Bee Cider, Richmond Buskey Cider, Richmond Farm… SEE MORE

Wonderfront Music & Arts Festival

San Diego, CA November 22 - November 24

Beautiful waterfront parks, piers, ships and yacht parties play host. More than 250 downtown bars, restaurants, breweries and hotels all within steps. Ferries between stages or to the beautiful beaches of Coronado Island. After-parties in the Gaslamp Quarter and Little Italy. Sunset cruises, ocean activities and jet boat rides. America’s craft beer capital, and… SEE MORE

ABYC Turkey Day Regatta

Avalon, Santa Catalina Island, CA November 23 - November 24

ABYC is hosting their annual Turkey Day Regatta, November 23-24, the weekend before Thanksgiving. Winners will take home a turkey for their Thanksgiving dinner. Turkey Day regatta incorporates the I420 Pacific Coast Championship, the 29er Pacific Coast Championship, as well as the 2nd event in SCYYRA Hamlin Series for 29er’s and SCYYRA Ullman/Frost Series for Laser… SEE MORE

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NOAA to Phase Out Paper Charts Beginning Next Year

11/20/2019 by US Harbors

By Polly Saltonstall. The era of cartographers drawing charts is coming to a close. NOAA’s Office of Coast Survey has announced plans to phase out completely its production of traditional paper charts over the next five years in favor of electronic vector charts based on digital data. The announcement came… SEE MORE

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5 Secrets of Boat Line Maintenance

11/20/2019 by US Harbors

When sailboat owners are compiling lists of maintenance tasks for the off-season, ropes and lines rarely make the cut. These essential pieces of equipment are expected to work year after year with barely a thought. But ropes are expensive and represent a significant investment, so it pays to take care… SEE MORE

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Veterans Become Budding Marine Scientists Through Internship

11/20/2019 by US Harbors

In the Puget Sound region of Washington, Kate Rovinski helps study Dungeness crabs at NOAA’s Mukilteo Research Station, part of the Northwest Fisheries Science Center. The crabs are the target of a valuable West Coast fishery at high risk to the effects of ocean acidification. Rovinski got started in the lab through… SEE MORE

Former Soviet Submarine Docked in California to Be Sold

11/20/2019 by US Harbors

By Associated Press. A former Soviet submarine that became a Los Angeles-area tourist attraction is expected to be sold. The Los Angeles Times reports the Russian Foxtrot-class submarine known as the Scorpion is going to an anonymous buyer who is expected to remove the vessel by May. The 48-year-old submarine docked… SEE MORE

Ocean Floor Bacteria Potentially Influencing Arctic Weather

11/18/2019 by US Harbors

By Maddie Stone. Scientists have identified a surprising new mechanism that could be affecting cloud formation and weather patterns in the Arctic: bacteria from the ocean floor. When tiny, plantlike ocean microbes known as phytoplankton die, their bodies sink to the bottom of the sea, becoming food for bacteria residing… SEE MORE

Purchase of $46,000 Snow Crab Sets Records

11/13/2019 by US Harbors

By Cory Steig. A single snow crab sold for $46,000 (or 5 million yen) at an auction in Tottori, Japan, CNN reports. Nicknamed “five shining star” for its impressive shape and thick legs, the 2.7-pound crab was purchased by Tetsuji Hamashita, president of a Japanese fishery wholesaler. “I know it’s extreme. But… SEE MORE

Arctic Blast Spreads Shivers from Maine to Deep South

11/13/2019 by US Harbors

By David Sharp. PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — An arctic blast that sent shivers across the Midwest spread across the eastern U.S. on Wednesday, with bitter weather establishing new cold-temperature records from Mississippi to Maine. Temperatures dipped to single digits early Wednesday across parts of the Northeast, and unseasonably cold weather… SEE MORE

October 2019 Coolest in Ten Years

11/6/2019 by US Harbors

Climate by the numbers October 2019 The average temperature for October across the contiguous U.S. was 52.3 degrees F (1.8 degrees below the 20th-century average), making it the coolest October since 2009. It ranked in the lowest third of the 125-year record. Alaska had an average October temperature that ranked… SEE MORE