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How to Balance Weight on Your Boat

1/31/2023 - By www.boatingmag.com Control of people and weight ensures safety and better handling. [caption id="attachment_44593" align="alignnone" width="512"] Photo: Gordon Leggett / 2021-09-02_Maine_Marine_Patrol_Boat_at_Ellsworth_ME_USA Wikimedia Commons[/caption] Managing the load aboard your boat begins before you set out and continues throughout the day. Keep an eye on your boat’s load, and you’ll enjoy greater safety, increased… SEE MORE
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NASA Says 2022 Fifth Warmest Year on Record, Warming Trend Continues

1/30/2023 - By www.nasa.gov [caption id="attachment_44584" align="alignnone" width="512"] Change in Average Temperature With Fahrenheit.svg_ via Wikimedia Commons[/caption] Earth's average surface temperature in 2022 tied with 2015 as the fifth warmest on record, according to an analysis by NASA. Continuing the planet's long-term warming trend, global temperatures in 2022 were 1.6 degrees Fahrenheit… SEE MORE
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How Many Rod Holders Does a Boat Need?

1/29/2023 - By www.saltwatersportsman.com More rod holders are better, but is there a point when enough is enough? [caption id="attachment_44575" align="alignnone" width="512"] woman_fishing_with_rod_holder via Wikimedia Commons[/caption] Some modern fishing boats have fishing rod holders lining the gunwales from stem to stern, and others come with a mere two in the stern. Which… SEE MORE
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Coastal marshes provide valuable protection for coastal communities from storm-induced wave, flood, and structural loss in a changing climate

1/28/2023 - By www.nature.com Abstract Wetlands such as tidal marshes and mangroves are known to buffer coastal communities from wave, flood, and structural loss during storms. Coastal communities and resource managers seek to understand the ecosystem service value of coastal wetlands for reducing storm-induced flood loss in a changing climate. A recent… SEE MORE
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4 facts you might not know about ozone and the Montreal Protocol

1/27/2023 - By www.noaa.gov January 10, 2023—The Montreal Protocol was adopted 35 years ago and remains a landmark environmental agreement, saving millions of people from cancer and contributing significantly to the protection of Earth’s climate system. Formally known as the “Montreal Protocol on Substances That Deplete the Ozone Layer,” this important U.N.… SEE MORE
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Researchers reveal add-on benefits of natural defenses against sea-level rise

1/26/2023 - By earth.stanford.edu Researchers modeled how investing in environmental conservation and protection can help San Mateo County adapt to rising seas. The findings provide incentives for policymakers to prioritize nature-based approaches when planning for sea-level rise. Investments in the environment are paying off for a California county where projects designed to… SEE MORE
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How to Keep Your Vessel and Waters Clean of Invasive Species

1/25/2023 - By www.thelog.com [caption id="attachment_44550" align="alignnone" width="602"] Albert Bridge / Zebra mussels sign[/caption] Invasive species such as mussels can attach to boats and hinder performance and your boat's life, end up in engine-cooling components, causing failure, and obstruct water lines causing system failure and costing the boat owner lot to repair.… SEE MORE
OysterVideoMonitoring, A NOAA scientist retrieves a frame on which a video camera is mounted from the water. NOAA is researching the use of video to track the progress of oyster reef restoration projects.

Funding Opportunity Open for Chesapeake Bay Fisheries Research

1/22/2023 - By fisheries.noaa.gov Apply by April 17 for funding to support research on how climate change is affecting habitat and fisheries. Up to $1.5 million in grant funds are available to support research into how key Chesapeake Bay fisheries species change their behavior to deal with changing habitat and climate. Applications are due April… SEE MORE