Purchase of $46,000 Snow Crab Sets Records

11/13/2019 - By Cory Steig. A single snow crab sold for $46,000 (or 5 million yen) at an auction in Tottori, Japan, CNN reports. Nicknamed “five shining star” for its impressive shape and thick legs, the 2.7-pound crab was purchased by Tetsuji Hamashita, president of a Japanese fishery wholesaler. “I know it’s extreme. But… SEE MORE

October 2019 Coolest in Ten Years

11/6/2019 - Climate by the numbers October 2019 The average temperature for October across the contiguous U.S. was 52.3 degrees F (1.8 degrees below the 20th-century average), making it the coolest October since 2009. It ranked in the lowest third of the 125-year record. Alaska had an average October temperature that ranked… SEE MORE
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Hamilton Marine to Open New Location in Kittery

10/30/2019 - Hamilton Marine, the popular Maine marine supply store well known to boaters throughout the Northeast, will be opening its sixth marine store location in Kittery, Maine. The location is the former site of Jackson’s Hardware and Marine store, whose owners recently retired. “With 100+ years of business in a location… SEE MORE

This Device Has Been Measuring Plankton Since the 1930s

10/30/2019 - By Cathleen O'Grady. In the winter of 2013, a mass of warm water began to spread throughout the eastern Pacific Ocean. The Blob wreaked havoc on marine life—sea lion pups starved, seabirds died, and salmon fisheries suffered. Helping to unravel this mess is the Continuous Plankton Recorder (CPR), an antique… SEE MORE
Photo Courtesy of AP Photo/Los Angeles Times, Mel Melcon

Understanding Wildfire Warnings, Watches and Behavior

10/30/2019 - How to Prepare for Wildfire: Take personal responsibility and prepare long before the threat of a wildland fire so your home is ready in case of a fire: Create defensible space by clearing brush away from your home. Use fire-resistant landscaping and harden your home with fire-safe construction measures. Put… SEE MORE