Latest Coastal News Filter

NASA Made an Incredible 10-Year Time Lapse of the Sun's Fiery Rotation

7/2/2020 by US Harbors

By Dustin Nelson. Everyone — at least, pretty much everyone — knows you shouldn’t stare at the sun. It’s dangerous. That’s unfortunate, in a sense, because there’s a lot to see, and the sun not only sustains life on Earth, but it’s beautiful. This month marks a full decade of NASA’s Solar… SEE MORE

Where to Watch Fireworks this Fourth of July

7/2/2020 by US Harbors

Although many Fourth of July celebrations have been canceled, some communities have decided to move forward with their fireworks displays while taking social distancing guidelines into consideration. If you do plan to attend one of the fireworks displays listed below, please follow all local guidelines and COVID-19 restrictions. Be safe… SEE MORE

Nate Grove, Marina Day NYC

New Podcast Episode: "Navigating NYC Waterways: A Conversation with Nate Grove, NYC's Chief of Waterfront and Marine Operations, Planning, & Development"

6/30/2020 by US Harbors

In this first episode of “All About Our Coasts”, US Harbors president—Anastasia Fischer—heads out to the World’s Fair Marina in Flushing, Queens to talk to Nate Grove, Chief of New York City’s Waterfront and Marine Operations, Planning, & Development. Nate works for the New York City Parks and Recreation Department,… SEE MORE

Ocean Month 2020


6/30/2020 by US Harbors

Ocean Month happens every June, and is a great time for everyone to learn more about our Ocean and the important role it plays in sustaining life on this planet! SEE MORE

News from Our Coasts: Week of 6/22/2020

6/26/2020 by US Harbors

NEWS & UPDATES THIS WEEK Status Updates: Harbors & Marinas Around the Country News & Virtual Events from Our Partners Updates from Our Coastal Business Community Photos of the Week NOTE FROM THE EDITOR: To help our coastal community weather the pandemic, US Harbors is posting weekly news summaries of… SEE MORE

6 Things Forecasters Want You to Know About Weather and Climate

6/26/2020 by US Harbors

1. Every big weather event isn’t necessarily caused by climate change. Severe or extreme weather can be caused or intensified by climate change, but other factors play a role, too. The ingredients that create all weather events remain the same, but a changing climate can affect one or more of those ingredients,… SEE MORE

Dolphins Have an Eating Trick. How They Learn It Is More Surprising.

6/26/2020 by US Harbors

By Katherine J. Wu. When hunger strikes, dolphins don’t mess around. In Shark Bay, Western Australia, these swimming mammals have devised devious tactics to snare slippery prey. In one trick, dolphins chase fish into empty seashells, then chauffeur the shells to the ocean surface, where they use their beaks to… SEE MORE

Massive Sahara Desert Dust Plume Drifting Toward the United States

6/24/2020 by US Harbors

By Jeff Berardelli. A massive plume of dust from the Sahara desert in northern Africa has been traversing the atmosphere, thousands of feet above the tropical Atlantic Ocean, and is now cloaking the Caribbean and closing in on the southeastern United States. While summer dust plumes are a common occurrence,… 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.

Events & Things to Do Filter

Virginia Run for the Wild - Virtual 5K Run/Walk

Virginia Beach (outer coast), VA July 17 - July 19

You're invited to join us to Run for the Wild, a virtual 5K run/walk supporting our mission to keep Virginia's wild places wild. Run or walk a course of your choosing at your own pace on July 17, 18, or 19, 2020. Pick whichever day is best for you! Your registration… SEE MORE

Cape Cod Commercial Fishermen's Alliance Hooker's Ball XIX

Cape Cod Canal, Buzzards Bay, MA August 1 @ 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Big plans are already under way for the summer event you won't want to miss!  Check back here for more details in the coming months. The Hookers Ball is an annual event that takes place each summer. It is an exceptional evening with fresh-from-the-boat seafood and delicious drinks, fantastic music… SEE MORE

2020 Lake Champlain Dragon Boat Festival

Albany, NY August 1 - August 2

The Festival is our 15th dragon boating event melding community team-based waterfront fun with fund raising money to support cancer survivors in our local community. Our 2020 pledge partner is UVM Cancer Center's Integrative Therapies. Other Activities on Festival Day will be loads of fun! There will be entertainment throughout… SEE MORE

115th Annual Ephraim Regatta

Green Bay, WI August 1 - August 2

Ephraim Yacht Club, Flying Scot Fleet 44 in co-operation with the Flying Scot Sailing Association cordially invite you to attend the 2020 Ephraim Regatta on Green Bay, in Door County Wisconsin from August 1-2, 2020. On this website, you will find: The Official Notice of Race Online registration form A… SEE MORE