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California Offshore Race Week

Monterey, CA May 25 - June 1

2019 California Offshore Race Week, back by popular demand! Encinal Yacht Club, Monterey Peninsula Yacht Club, Santa Barbara Yacht Club and San Diego Yacht Club are excited to bring back the CA Offshore Race Week, connecting three distances races into a full offshore race week series. SEE MORE

Portland Schoonerfest & Regatta

Portland, ME June 21 - June 24

Portland's own spring regatta for traditional sail, Portland SchoonerFest and Regatta kicks off the summer sailing season the solstice weekend of June every year featuring 7 large, traditional schooners racing and parading under sail together in Portland Harbor with passengers participating onboard and viewing from shore. The 2018 event featured… SEE MORE

2019 12 Metre World Championship

Newport, RI July 8 - July 13

The International 12 Metre Class’ 2019 World Championship will be held in Newport, Rhode Island (USA) from July 8- 13, hosted by the Ida Lewis Yacht Club and the 12 Metre Yacht Club. It will be the largest-ever gathering of 12 Metre yachts in the United States featuring more than… SEE MORE

47th Annual Buzzards Bay Regatta

Padanaram, South Dartmouth, MA August 2 - August 4

Hosted jointly by the Beverly Yacht Club and the New Bedford Yacht Club, the 47th edition will feature Shields, J 80s, H12s and Bullseyes Racing in Marion and, in Padanaram, there will be racing for PHRF Race and Cruise, NEMA Multihulls, F 18 catamarans, Etchells, Laser Masters, 505s, Marshall 15s… SEE MORE

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A U.S. Army Soldier rescues a dog during Hurricane Florence response operations. (Photo Credit: U.S. Army photo )

5 Pet Safety Tips for Storm Preparedness

5/6/2019 by US Harbors

Thorough emergency preparedness is important during severe storm weather, particularly in areas where pet owners may be forced to leave their homes. But what about more common thunderstorms or tornados? Here are five smart and simple tips from the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center to make storms safer and less… SEE MORE

Florida's Manatees are No Longer Endangered

5/1/2019 by US Harbors

by Giovanna Brasolin There’s a creature that populates shallow waters — slow-moving rivers, saltwater bays, canals and coastal areas — where beds of seagrass and other freshwater vegetation is present. They are commonly  known as sea cows and are considered to be a migratory species. The species cannot survive in… SEE MORE

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Hurricane Michael Upgraded to Category 5 at US Landfall

4/19/2019 by US Harbors

Scientists at NOAA's National Hurricane Center conducted a detailed post-storm analysis on all the data available for Hurricane Michael and have determined that the storm's estimated intensity at landfall was 140 knots (160 mph). This final wind intensity is a 5 knot (5 mph) increase over the operational estimate and… SEE MORE

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Spring 2019 Tides Expected to be Higher than Average

4/17/2019 by US Harbors

The rising and falling of the sea is a phenomenon upon which we can always depend. Tides are the regular rise and fall of the sea surface caused by the gravitational pull of the moon and sun and their position relative to the earth. There are some factors that cause… SEE MORE

An annotated map of the US showing notable climate events that occurred across the country during March 2019 (NOAA NCEI)

US Experienced Coldest First Quarter in Five Years

4/15/2019 by US Harbors

The so-called bomb cyclone that brought heavy snow, blizzard conditions and major flooding to the Midwest in March landed with a resounding meteorological "ka-boom!" and became one of two billion-dollar weather and climate disasters this year. The other was a severe storm that struck the Northeast, Southeast and Ohio Valley… SEE MORE

Homann Heirs Solar System Astronomical Chart

Myth-Busting the Tide

4/3/2019 by US Harbors

By Jonathan White author of Tides: The Science and Spirit of the Ocean Myths about tides abound. I gave a talk last year for a science series in my hometown, and during the Q and A, a man who I knew was an accomplished physicist asked why the tides were… SEE MORE

A small airborne campaign has been monitoring glacial changes since 2009

A Decade of Exploring Alaska's Mountain Glaciers

4/1/2019 by US Harbors

By Maria Jose Vinas ALASKA - In Alaska, 5 percent of the land is covered by glaciers that are losing a lot of ice and contributing to sea level rise. To monitor these changes, a small team of NASA-funded researchers has been flying scientific instruments on a bright red, single-engine… SEE MORE

Migrating blue whales

Migrating Blue Whales Rely on Memory More than Environmental Cues to Find Prey

3/25/2019 by US Harbors

Oregon State University - Blue whales reach their massive size by relying on their exceptional memories to find historically productive feeding sites rather than responding in real time to emerging prey patches, a new study concludes. Researchers examining records of both whale migration and oceanic conditions in the California Current… SEE MORE