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Sharks Use Earth’s Magnetic Field to Navigate the Seas

5/9/2021 by US Harbors

By Nikk Ogasa. Most Uber drivers need a smartphone to get to their destinations. But sharks, it seems, need nothing more than their own bodies—and Earth’s magnetic field. A new study suggests some sharks can read Earth’s field like a map and use it to navigate the open seas. The… SEE MORE

Nature at its Craziest: Trillions of Cicadas About to Emerge

5/8/2021 by US Harbors

By Seth Borenstein. Sifting through a shovel load of dirt in a suburban backyard, Michael Raupp and Paula Shrewsbury find their quarry: a cicada nymph. And then another. And another. And four more. In maybe a third of a square foot of dirt, the University of Maryland entomologists find at… SEE MORE

Scientists Struggle to Understand Sea Level Risks Posed by Antarctica

5/7/2021 by US Harbors

By Chris Mooney and Brady Dennis. Scientists struggling to understand the threat of sea level rise on a warming Earth found Wednesday that amid lingering uncertainty, this much is clear: Meeting the goals of the Paris climate agreement remain humanity’s best hope for preserving current coastlines in the 21st century. At… SEE MORE

Coast Guard Launches New Mentoring Program

5/6/2021 by US Harbors

The Coast Guard launched an innovative and modernized approach to mentorship Saturday, to offer expanded leadership opportunities to the Coast Guard active duty, reserve, and civilian workforce. The program goes beyond traditional mentoring and provides four types of mentoring tracks or connections tailored specifically to individual needs and scheduling preferences. Additionally, program… SEE MORE

America’s New Normal: A Degree Hotter than Two Decades Ago

5/5/2021 by US Harbors

By Seth Borenstein. America’s new normal temperature is a degree hotter than it was just two decades ago. Scientists have long talked about climate change — hotter temperatures, changes in rain and snowfall and more extreme weather — being the “new normal.” Data released Tuesday by the National Oceanic and… SEE MORE

A Sea-cleaning Sailboat that Feeds on Plastic Waste

5/4/2021 by US Harbors

By Ashwini Sakharkar. Each year, an estimated eight million tonnes of plastic end up in the ocean. According to the UN, if nothing is done, there will be more plastic waste than fish in the oceans by 2050. Tired of hitting these floating objects during his races and seeing heavenly places turn… SEE MORE

Photo courtesy Robert Dekanski

Drones and Hurricanes: NOAA Makes Technological Leaps

5/3/2021 by US Harbors

By Kim Kavin. For more than a decade, researchers at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration have been working on ways to improve forecasts of two things boaters care deeply about: hurricanes and rip currents. Now, technology is finally catching up with these researchers’ visions—and making it possible to give… SEE MORE

Fishing 101: What is a Billfish?

5/2/2021 by US Harbors

By Captain Experience. If you’re looking for a one stop shop to answer all things billfish, you’ve come to the right spot. Fishing for these beasts of the deep is among the most exciting things you can do on water. While they may look similar to the untrained eye, there… SEE MORE


In light of global health concerns and the widespread cancellations of large gatherings, we recommend that you check directly with the organizer to confirm event status prior to attending.

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USCG Public Education About Boating Safely - ONLINE

Nationwide May 15 @ 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Eastern

If you are interested in an exciting, in-depth boating safety course, check out the in classroom (seminar) version of our popular online boating course. This beginner boating class will give you the knowledge needed to obtain a boat license or safety certification in many states. Many boat insurance companies will offer… SEE MORE

Herreshoff Frostbite Bash: Defrosted

Bristol, RI May 15 @ 3:00 PM - 9:30 PM

We’re taking over Burnside Street for the party we’ve all been waiting for. For 8 years, Pella’s Frostbite Bash at the Herreshoff Marine Museum has been the best event of the year. In February of 2020, we had no idea what was around the corner. Unknowingly, we bid farewell to… SEE MORE

2021 Lionfish Removal and Awareness Festival

Destin (Choctawhatchee Bay, East Pass), FL May 15 - May 16

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is excited to announce the 7th annual Lionfish Removal and Awareness Festival May 15 and 16 at AJ’s Seafood and Oyster Bar and HarborWalk Village in Destin. Come out and celebrate the fight against invasive lionfish with the FWC and Destin–Fort Walton Beach.… SEE MORE

Haydn Voyages: Music at the Maritime

San Diego, CA May 16 @ 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Two Haydn quartets bookend a trio of compact but powerfully adventurous works from the 20th and 21st centuries in the Hausmann Quartet’s long-awaited return to live, in person performance. This concert will be held on the outdoor deck of the Berkeley, and features works by Silvestre Revueltas (the father of Mexican… SEE MORE