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Low Ice on the Great Lakes this Winter

3/24/2023 by Sanghamitra Sanghamitra

By Ice coverage has reached a record low in the Great Lakes for this time of year. As of February 13, 2023, only 7 percent of these five freshwater lakes were covered in ice, which is significantly below the 35-40 percent ice cover that is expected for this time of… SEE MORE

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Ocean Acidification, Warming will Slow Sea Scallop Growth, Study says

3/24/2023 by Param Bhatia

By Guest Author: Northeast Fisheries Science Center. A new study published in the journal PLOS Climate indicates that ocean acidification conditions projected between now and 2100 depress the growth of juvenile Atlantic sea scallops. Ocean acidification is caused by the ocean absorbing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, resulting in chemical… SEE MORE

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Boating on the Mississippi

3/23/2023 by Sanghamitra Sanghamitra

By  Andy Whitcomb Just because it has been called “Old Man River,” the Mississippi River is not just reserved for senior citizens. Well over 2000 miles long and flowing from Minnesota to Louisiana, there are some Mississippi river boating opportunities for everyone. [caption id="attachment_45053" align="alignnone" width="512"] Mississippi National River and… SEE MORE

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Ship Captain Believes ChatGPT Told Him To Change Course

3/23/2023 by Param Bhatia

By John Konrad (gCaptain). gCaptain has obtained a troubling report from an American captain, who claims that a shipowner utilized an AI bot, potentially ChatGPT, to suggest modifications to the ship’s voyage plan. While the captain chose not to adhere to the recommendations, they are concerned that others may not… SEE MORE