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How to Help Coastal Communities Recover from September 2022 Storms

10/4/2022 by Anastasia Fischer

By US Harbors The level of destruction, and extreme need, that has been caused by the recent storms and hurricanes in Alaska, Puerto Rico, and Southwestern Florida has left many of us asking “what can I do?”. We’ve put together this page to help answer that question. If you have… SEE MORE

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Boating 101: Interpreting Wave Forecasts

9/27/2022 by Editor

By Jim Hendricks for Boating.com Checking and interpreting wave forecasts proves critical to safety and comfort. First, let me plead, “Mea culpa.” I’ll admit to fixating on marine wind forecasts before venturing out to sea, sometimes to the exclusion of wave projections. That shortcut has more than once come back to… SEE MORE

Alaska - Ex-typhoon Merbok centered near the Bering Strait on Sep. 17. Water vapour satellite imagery (NOAA)

How to Help Alaskans Affected by Devastating Storm

9/26/2022 by Editor

By Chris Klint, Alaska Public Media. How to help in the aftermath of this weekend’s historic storm that devastated numerous Western Alaska communities. Gov. Mike Dunleavy has said that the best way for Alaskans to help is by donating money to reputable charity organizations like the Red Cross of Alaska, the Salvation Army’s Alaska… SEE MORE

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Coast Guard Alerts Southern Florida About Approach of Ian

9/23/2022 by Editor

Message from the US Coast Guard: Coast Guard Alerts Southern Florida to Prepare for Possible Impacts of Tropical Storm Ian MIAMI — Crews from the Seventh Coast Guard District are making preparations in advance of Tropical Depression NINE’s anticipated development into a hurricane, Friday. Homeland Security Task Force – Southeast… SEE MORE

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How to Help Puerto Rico Rebuild

9/23/2022 by Editor

By NPR’s Juliana Kim  Hurricane Fiona slammed into southwestern Puerto Rico on Sunday, wiping out the power grid and cutting off clean water to most of the island’s residents. President Biden declared an emergency in Puerto Rico, calling on both the Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Emergency Management… SEE MORE

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Impacts of Extreme Storm on West Coast of Alaska

9/20/2022 by Editor

By the Alaska Climate Research Center (UAF) Widespread storm damage along the West Coast September 18, 2022 A powerful storm has caused severe and widespread damage along Alaska’s West Coast. As of early morning on Sunday, September 18, water levels are receding along the Bering coast but still rising along… SEE MORE

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The Beauty and Fragility of Coral Reefs

9/14/2022 by Editor

By Rachel Ross. Coral reefs are large underwater structures composed of the skeletons of colonial marine invertebrates called coral. The coral species that build reefs are known as hermatypic, or “hard,” corals because they extract calcium carbonate from seawater to create a hard, durable exoskeleton that protects their soft, sac-like… SEE MORE

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Find a Coastal Clean Up Event Near You

9/13/2022 by Editor

By Oceanconservancy.org. Every year during Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup™, hundreds of thousands of volunteers comb lakes, rivers and beaches around the world for trash. Find a cleanup leader near you and join the movement. Here’s how to use the map (link at the bottom of this post): Search for… SEE MORE

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Free Fishing Days in New Jersey - Fall 2022

Absecon, Absecon Creek, NJ October 22

Beginning in 2015, the NJ Division of Fish and Wildlife has offered spring and fall Free Fishing Days. In 2022, the fall date is October 22. The October date allows the public to take advantage of the fall trout stocking. Remember: on free fishing days residents may fish on the… SEE MORE

2022 Pacific Marine Expo

Seattle, WA November 17 - November 19

Pacific Marine Expo, the West Coast’s largest and longest running commercial marine and fishing industry trade show, returns to Seattle from Thursday, Nov. 17, through Saturday, Nov. 19, at the Lumen Field Event Center. “The return of the Expo last year proved again that this show is the place to be… SEE MORE