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How to Keep Your Vessel and Waters Clean of Invasive Species

1/25/2023 by Sanghamitra Sanghamitra

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

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Using Anchor-Lock on Trolling Motors to Catch More Fish

1/24/2023 by Sanghamitra Sanghamitra

By www.boatingmag.com Score more fish with trolling-motor position-keeping. A bow-mounted electric trolling motor using variable speeds and 360-degree swivel capability can keep a small to midsize vessel on the mark without the need to anchor. Want to hold your boat in position and pointed in a specific direction along a… SEE MORE

Salt Marches by Peter Facey / Salt Marsh south of Roman Landing

NASA Scientists Map Global Salt Marsh Losses and Their Carbon Impact

1/23/2023 by Sanghamitra Sanghamitra

By www.nasa.gov According to a new NASA-led study, the world has lost 561 square miles (1,453 square kilometers) of salt marshes over the past 20 years. In a recent research paper, scientists described the first consistent global accounting of salt marsh locations and changes. The work also allowed them to start… 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 Sanghamitra Sanghamitra

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