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Alaska Thunderstorms May Triple with Climate Change

3/4/2021 by US Harbors

By David Hosansky. Warming temperatures will potentially alter the climate in Alaska so profoundly later this century that the number of thunderstorms will triple, increasing the risks of widespread flash flooding, landslides, and lightning-induced wildfires, new research finds. In a pair of new papers, a research team led by scientists… SEE MORE

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NOAA Considers Moving the Start of Hurricane Season to Mid-May

3/1/2021 by US Harbors

By Ric Kearbey. The Atlantic hurricane season typically begins on June 1, but it may now start even earlier because we simply see more pre-season storms than in years past. The National Hurricane Center has announced plans to begin issuing routine tropical weather outlooks starting May 15, and the World… SEE MORE

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Grab a ‘VIP’ Pass to NOAA’s Virtual Open House

2/24/2021 by US Harbors

Each week, NOAA will tour a different facility through a live webinar and meet the staff that bring NOAA’s mission to life. Guides will highlight a few cool spots around campus and answer your questions in real time. A U.S. map plotted with the dates and locations of 2021 NOAA… SEE MORE

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What's the Coldest Earth's Ever Been?

2/22/2021 by US Harbors

By Michon Scott. This article is one of a three-part series on past temperatures, including the hottest the Earth has ever been and how warm the Earth has been “lately.” For much of its history, our planet has been hotter—sometimes much hotter—than it is today. But our planet has also been colder. Scientists may… SEE MORE

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Coast Guard Rescues 60 Sea Turtles Affected by Winter Storm

2/19/2021 by US Harbors

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard rescued 60 sea turtles that were in need of life-saving assistance after being affected by a recent winter storm near South Padre Island, Texas, Wednesday. Two aviation survival technicians, or rescue swimmers, Petty Officer 2nd Class Russell Grizzard and Petty Officer 3rd Class Will… SEE MORE

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News from Our Coasts: February 2021

2/19/2021 by US Harbors

NEWS & UPDATES FOR FEBRUARY Updates from US Harbors News & Virtual Events from Our Partners Updates from Our Coastal Business Community Photos of the Month   Updates from US Harbors Just in time for Whale Week, a new species of Baleen Whale was discovered in the Gulf of Mexico.… SEE MORE

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Safety 101: Winter Driving Tips

2/15/2021 by US Harbors

Severe weather can be both frightening and dangerous for travelers. Winter storms, bad weather and sloppy road conditions are a factor in nearly half a million crashes and more than 2,000 road deaths every winter, according to research by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. Drivers should know the safety rules for… SEE MORE

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New Rule Requires Commercial Fishermen to Mask at all Times

2/12/2021 by US Harbors

By Jessica Hathaway. The U.S. Coast Guard has interpreted a CDC guideline intended to protect the public as well as transportation workers to include commercial fishing vessels. The language of the Marine Safety Bulletin issued on Feb. 1 requires the wearing of masks at all times in U.S. waters on all commercial… SEE MORE

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Pacific Northwest Sportsmen’s Show in Portland

Portland, OR March 11 - March 14

The annual Pacific Northwest Sportsmen’s Show in Portland is one of the largest outdoor shows of its kind in the US and brings together information, experts, gear and amazing demonstrations all in one location. It covers all kinds of outdoor activities like hunting, fishing, horse riding, camping and much more.… SEE MORE

36th America's Cup Presented by Prada

Nationwide March 6 - March 15

The 36th America’s Cup Match will be held in Auckland, New Zealand, from the 6th to the 15th of March 2021 and will see the Defender Emirates Team New Zealand racing against the winner of the PRADA Cup, the Challenger Selection Series, with the winner being the first team to… SEE MORE

2021 Fishing Season Forecast - ONLINE

Nationwide March 18 @ 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Eastern

The industry is preparing for a second busy summer season in the shade of the pandemic, changing strategies for coping with highly infectious strains, vaccines, and a covid-dominated marketplace. What does this mean for fishermen, operators and processors? Will these factors change the way we fish and how we deliver… SEE MORE

Learn to Start Your Own Oyster Garden - ONLINE

Nationwide March 18 @ 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Eastern

This spring, the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum will be hosting a hybrid virtual and in-person workshop designed to teach you how to grow your own oysters. Held via Zoom from 6–7pm on March 18 and on CBMM’s St. Michaels, Md., campus from 10am–noon on March 20, this oyster gardening program will provide attendees… SEE MORE