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NOAA Considers Moving the Start of Hurricane Season to Mid-May

3/1/2021 by US Harbors

By Ric Kearbey. The Atlantic hurricane season typically begins on June 1, but it may now start even earlier because we simply see more pre-season storms than in years past. The National Hurricane Center has announced plans to begin issuing routine tropical weather outlooks starting May 15, and the World… SEE MORE

Red Tide Update for February 24, 2021

2/24/2021 by US Harbors

Current Conditions The red tide organism, Karenia brevis, persists in Southwest Florida. K. brevis was detected in 21 samples collected over the past week. Bloom concentrations (>100,000 cells/liter) were observed in three samples from Lee County. Recent satellite imagery (2/23; NOAA, USF) indicates the presence of chlorophyll patches along and offshore of Lee, Collier, and Monroe… SEE MORE

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Grab a ‘VIP’ Pass to NOAA’s Virtual Open House

2/24/2021 by US Harbors

Each week, NOAA will tour a different facility through a live webinar and meet the staff that bring NOAA’s mission to life. Guides will highlight a few cool spots around campus and answer your questions in real time. A U.S. map plotted with the dates and locations of 2021 NOAA… SEE MORE

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News from Our Coasts: February 2021

2/19/2021 by US Harbors

NEWS & UPDATES FOR FEBRUARY Updates from US Harbors News & Virtual Events from Our Partners Updates from Our Coastal Business Community Photos of the Month   Updates from US Harbors Just in time for Whale Week, a new species of Baleen Whale was discovered in the Gulf of Mexico.… SEE MORE

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Safety 101: Winter Driving Tips

2/15/2021 by US Harbors

Severe weather can be both frightening and dangerous for travelers. Winter storms, bad weather and sloppy road conditions are a factor in nearly half a million crashes and more than 2,000 road deaths every winter, according to research by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. Drivers should know the safety rules for… SEE MORE

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New Rule Requires Commercial Fishermen to Mask at all Times

2/12/2021 by US Harbors

By Jessica Hathaway. The U.S. Coast Guard has interpreted a CDC guideline intended to protect the public as well as transportation workers to include commercial fishing vessels. The language of the Marine Safety Bulletin issued on Feb. 1 requires the wearing of masks at all times in U.S. waters on all commercial… SEE MORE

Florida Red Tide Update - Feb 10th, 2021

2/10/2021 by US Harbors

Current Conditions The red tide organism, Karenia brevis, persists in Southwest Florida. Over the past week, K. brevis was detected in 30 samples. Bloom concentrations (>100,000 cells/liter) were observed in one Lee County sample. Recent satellite imagery (2/9; NOAA, USF) indicates the presence of patches of chlorophyll along and offshore of Lee, Collier, and Monroe counties. Additional… SEE MORE

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New Slow Zone Southeast of Atlantic City

2/10/2021 by US Harbors

NOAA Fisheries announces a new Slow Zone (voluntary vessel speed restriction) to protect right whales. Yesterday, February 9, 2021, a Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution acoustic buoy detected the presence of right whales 20nm southeast of Atlantic City, New Jersey. The Southeast of Atlantic City, New Jersey Slow Zone is in… SEE MORE

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VHF Radio System Intermittent Outages near Southeast Alaska

2/10/2021 by US Harbors

VHF radio systems are temporarily experiencing intermittent outages from Yakutat, Alaska, to Ketchikan, Alaska, due to network issues, Tuesday. A commercial service provider is currently assessing the issue in order to conduct repairs and an estimated time of repair is not currently available. The Coast Guard encourages all mariners throughout Alaska to… SEE MORE

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Boating 101: What Should Be in My Safety Kit?

2/3/2021 by US Harbors

Ben Franklin’s observation that “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” is good advice under any circumstances, but uniquely and immensely appropriate for the open waters and your boat safety kit. When getting ready for a voyage, there is no such thing as being overly prepared. When… SEE MORE

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