High Tide Flood Outlook — June 2024

By US Harbors. Coastal flooding in June predicted for Hawaii and Gulf, but other areas may be spared. The coastal United States is getting a bit of a reprieve from predicted high tide flooding this June, except for a couple of areas on the continental U.S. (see below) and Hawaii’s Big… SEE HARBORS THAT MAY FLOOD

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Smoked Bluefish, Fish Wrap Style


By Todd Corayer. This simple and true recipe has three equal parts: brine, pellicle and smoke. Brine provides flavor and moisture through the smoking part. Pellicle adds a protective layer to keep moisture in the fillets and a surface for the smoke. The smoking part, well that’s what seals the… SEE MORE

The Pointe-Noire Interpretation and Observation Centre, near the village Tadoussac in Quebec, is a whale-watching and research hotspot. Photo by Adrien Le Toux/Alamy Stock Photo

Quieting the Global Growl


By Amorina Kingdom. Underwater noise from ships has gotten louder, reshaping marine ecosystems and the lives of animals that depend on sounds to eat, mate, and navigate. Can ships ever pipe down? It’s late September, and autumn colors flush the forested slopes of Quebec’s Laurentian Mountains. Sun dapples the two-lane… SEE MORE

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Maine Tribal Fishermen Lead Eel Restoration Project


By Paul Molyneaux. On a cool May morning after Maine tribes have harvested their 21 percent of Maine’s 9,688-pound elver quota, Passamaquoddy fisherman Erik Francis empties his fyke nets and pours a little less than two ounces of elvers and glass eels into a bucket. “Both tides are in daylight right now,” he says. “So, they… SEE MORE

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Observing the Ocean


By gmri.org. The ocean is a big, ever-changing system. Fish are constantly moving around and weather conditions can change in an instant. This makes studying marine ecosystems challenging, but scientists have some innovative tools at their disposal to make it easier. Looking out at the Gulf of Maine, it may… SEE MORE

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Plate Tectonics Has a Surprise Silver Lining


By Robin George Andrews. Without this restless geologic process, which triggers destructive earthquakes, Earth would not be habitable. I IMAGINE THAT EXCEEDINGLY FEW people like to be unexpectedly jostled about by an earthquake. Whether you’re in an area known to be frequented by modestly powerful temblors, or whether you’re chilling out… SEE MORE

Passaic River, New Jersey. Contamination is found in sediment from the Dundee Dam to the mouth of the river, throughout Newark Bay, and other portions of the New York/New Jersey Harbor. (Credit: NOAA)

Restoration for Fish, Wildlife, and Communities Coming to Seven Polluted Waterways


By oceanservice.noaa.gov. Good news for a new year! In 2023, NOAA and partners helped to recover over $92.8 million from polluters to restore seven waterways in six states following oil spill and industrial pollution incidents. These restoration efforts will benefit fish, wildlife, and disadvantaged communities disproportionately impacted by pollution. NOAA… SEE MORE

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World’s Longest Wave?


By bluemarble.nasa.gov. The waters off the Pacific coast of northern Peru routinely build what has been called the world’s longest wave. There’s no way to know for sure, but the seemingly endless waves that roll up to the fishing town of Puerto Malabrigo (Chicama) are legendary among surfers. While some… SEE MORE

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Sailing in Alaska? Watch Out for Tsunamis


By Christian Elliott. Tour boat operators and cruise ship captains face a growing hazard: tsunamis generated by collapsing cliffs. If disaster strikes, what should they do? In 2015, 76 million cubic meters of rock crashed from the rugged cliffs above a southeastern Alaska fjord and into the water below. The landslide… SEE MORE