New Submarine to be Named the USS Massachusetts

12/6/2019 - By Peter Jasinski. For the first time in over 50 years, the name Massachusetts will be given to an active Navy vessel. The most recent iteration of the USS Massachusetts, the South Dakota-class battleship docked at Fall River’s Battleship Cove, has represented the Bay State on the high seas since… SEE MORE
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Impacts of Winter Warming Across the U.S.

12/6/2019 - Even though there will still be rounds of cold weather during winter, and occasional record cold, long-term temperature trends show that winters are warming across the U.S. In fact, for much of the country, winter is the fastest warming season. In the Northeast, for example, winter has warmed three times… SEE MORE
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The Controversial Plan to Move Five Captive Belugas

12/4/2019 - By Bethany Augliere. Mystic Aquarium in Connecticut is home to the United States’ largest habitat for captive beluga whales. Of the country’s 30 captive belugas, three reside in the aquarium’s 4,000 square meter outdoor exhibit, a site dominated by a 50 by 25-meter kidney bean-shaped tank.* Now the aquarium, which… SEE MORE
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New Jersey Commits $13 Million to Fight Algae

12/4/2019 - By Eric Colby. New Jersey governor Phil Murphy announced that his administration will provide more than $13 million to fund an initiative to reduce and prevent future algal blooms in the state. In its Currents newsletter, the National Marine Manufacturers Association applauded the program that will fund prevention, mitigation, study and response… SEE MORE
Coral reefs play a vital role in sustaining the health of our oceans and our economy.

10 Ways to Protect Coral Reefs

12/4/2019 - Here are some things YOU can do: Corals are already a gift, don't give them as presents. Conserve water. The less water you use, the less runoff and wastewater that will eventually find its way back into the ocean. Volunteer in local beach or reef cleanups. If you don't live… SEE MORE
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Red Tide Status Update from Florida Fish and Wildlife Commision

11/29/2019 - November 27th, 2019 - Current Conditions A bloom of the red tide organism, Karenia brevis, persists in Southwest Florida. Additional details are provided below. In Southwest Florida over the past week, K. brevis was observed at background concentrations in Pinellas County, background to medium concentrations in Sarasota County, very low to high concentrations in and/or offshore of Charlotte, Lee and Collier counties and… SEE MORE