Boating, Fishing, and Travel Information for Bayou La Batre, AL
Bayou La Batre is a fishing village with a seafood-processing harbor for fishing boats and shrimp boats. The local Chamber of Commerce has described the city as the “Seafood Capital of Alabama” for packaging seafood from hundreds of fishing boats.
On August 29, 2005, the area was devastated by Hurricane Katrina, which produced the largest storm surge ever recorded in the area, reaching nearly 16 ft and pushing many shrimp boats onto shore.
Hyper-local Stations to Provide Real-Time, Observational Data on Sea-Levels for 5 Coastal Towns Rockland, Maine -- US Harbors, in partnership with Divirod, a data and technology company, is launching a pilot program in Penobscot Bay, ME to test a new technology for water-level sensing. NOAA currently maintains 200 live, observational tide… Learn More
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A strong cold front will continue to slowly push east today, providing a focus for showers thunderstorms from the Great Lakes to southern Texas. While severe thunderstorms are not expected, heavy rainfall is likely, with scattered flash flooding possible, especially from the Tennessee and lower Ohio valleys northeastward across Lower… SEE MORE
By Hannah Gard. This year’s busy tropical season continues as more activity ramps up in the Atlantic. Tropical Depression Seventeen intensified into Tropical Storm Rose Sunday afternoon, about 370 miles west of the Cabo Verde Islands, says the National Hurricane Center. The other active storm currently in the Atlantic basin is Tropical… SEE MORE
By Billy Baker. MANCHESTER-BY-THE-SEA — It’s 4 a.m. and 18-year-old Finn Hawley is in a shed behind his house, doing what he does most days, which is preparing to go fishing for striped bass. Hawley is a lanky teen, just under 6 feet 4 inches tall, and despite the pre-dawn hour,… SEE MORE