Florida Red Tide Update – Feb 10th, 2021

2/10/2021 - Current Conditions The red tide organism, Karenia brevis, persists in Southwest Florida. Over the past week, K. brevis was detected in 30 samples. Bloom concentrations (>100,000 cells/liter) were observed in one Lee County sample. Recent satellite imagery (2/9; NOAA, USF) indicates the presence of patches of chlorophyll along and offshore of Lee, Collier, and Monroe counties. Additional… SEE MORE
US Coast Guard 47' Motor Life Boat Outbound from Newport Harbor

VHF Radio System Intermittent Outages near Southeast Alaska

2/10/2021 - VHF radio systems are temporarily experiencing intermittent outages from Yakutat, Alaska, to Ketchikan, Alaska, due to network issues, Tuesday. A commercial service provider is currently assessing the issue in order to conduct repairs and an estimated time of repair is not currently available. The Coast Guard encourages all mariners throughout Alaska to… SEE MORE

New Slow Zone East of Boston to Protect Right Whales

1/27/2021 - NOAA Fisheries announces a new Slow Zone (voluntary vessel speed restriction) to protect right whales. On January 25, 2021, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution's Stellwagen Bank Slocum buoy acoustically detected the presence of right whales 35nm East of Boston, Massachusetts. The Boston Slow Zone is in effect through February 9, 2021.  Mariners,… SEE MORE