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Sea off New England had One of its Hottest Years in 2023, Part of a Worldwide Trend

5/28/2024 by Param Bhatia

By  PATRICK WHITTLE. The sea off New England, already warming faster than most of the world’s oceans, had one of its hottest years on record in 2023. The Gulf of Maine, which abuts New England and Canada, had an annual sea surface temperature nearly 2 degrees Fahrenheit above normal last year, scientists… SEE MORE

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Alaska Lawmakers Approve Task Force to Consider Responses to Seafood Industry ‘Implosion’

5/27/2024 by Param Bhatia

By Yereth Rosen, Alaska Beacon. A special legislative panel is to make recommendations about state policies to rescue Alaska’s seafood industry, a major pillar of the economy that is mired in crisis, under a bill that won final passage over the weekend. The measure, Senate Concurrent Resolution 10, would establish an eight-member seafood… SEE MORE

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Letting go of a Balloon Could Soon be Illegal in Florida: Balloon Release Bans Explained

5/26/2024 by Param Bhatia

By Elizabeth Weise. Intentionally releasing a balloon into the sky in Florida could soon lead to a fine, if the state successfully tightens its littering laws. Its part of an effort spanning laws in at least eight other states aimed at protecting turtles, dolphins, birds and other wildlife from the… SEE MORE

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NOAA Predicts a Below-Normal 2024 Central Pacific Hurricane Season

5/25/2024 by Param Bhatia

By The 2024 central Pacific hurricane season outlook from forecasters at NOAA’s Central Pacific Hurricane Center and NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center, calls for 1–4 tropical cyclones across the central Pacific Hurricane region. A near-normal season has 4 or 5 tropical cyclones, which include tropical depressions, tropical storms, and hurricanes.… SEE MORE

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Southern Coast & Casco Bay, ME

Casco Bay and Maine's Southern Coast are the most populated areas of Maine, but that doesn't result in any lack of charm or local flavor. Portland, the jewel of Maine, and home to the best food anywhere is a vibrant growing city. The Southern Maine Coast has been blessed with miles picturesque beaches, and islands of pastoral country surrounded by seas of forest. Both history and geography create the chemistry to give you a vacation you won't forget. Enjoy a lobster boat cruise, charter fishing excursion or kayaking excursion along the coast, canoeing on the Mousam River, a trolley ride to the beach, or the thrill of an oceanside amusement park. Open year 'round, the Southern Maine Coast has it all. SEE MORE