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Pirate Jean Lafitte’s Grave

7/17/2024 by Param Bhatia

By Scarheel. Visit the secret grave of a legendary privateer who faked his own death. FROM 1810 TO 1823, JEAN Lafitte and his brother Pierre were among the most notorious and successful privateers in the Americas. Like many great pirates, Jean Lafitte’s exact origins are shrouded in mystery, but he is… SEE MORE

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More Whale Falls Found off Los Angeles than in the Rest of the World Combined

7/16/2024 by Param Bhatia

By Douglas Main. A mysterious discovery reveals how little we know about the deep ocean. A pair of scientific surveys recently turned up a few surprises on the seafloor off the coast of Los Angeles, California. First, there were the tens of thousands of naval weapons. And then, researchers found… SEE MORE

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Blue Crabs in Chesapeake Bay; Scientists Look Back at Two Decades of Management

7/15/2024 by Param Bhatia

By news.maryland.gov. In the late 2000s, the outlook for blue crabs in the Chesapeake Bay was grim. Known for its ups and downs, the blue crab harvest was going through a long stretch of almost all downs. The crab population steeply declined after 1997 and remained at record low harvests… SEE MORE

African easterly wave convection moving over Africa into the Atlantic captured by the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite. (Image downloaded via EUMETSAT.)

Damping The “Seeds” Of Hurricanes

7/14/2024 by Param Bhatia

By Audrey Merket. Increased atmospheric moisture produced weaker hurricane formation. Increased atmospheric moisture may alter critical weather patterns over Africa, making it more difficult for the predecessors of many Atlantic hurricanes to form, according to a new study published this month. The research team, led by scientists from the U.S.… SEE MORE