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Boating 101: Interpreting Wave Forecasts

9/27/2022 by Editor

By Jim Hendricks for Boating.com Checking and interpreting wave forecasts proves critical to safety and comfort. First, let me plead, “Mea culpa.” I’ll admit to fixating on marine wind forecasts before venturing out to sea, sometimes to the exclusion of wave projections. That shortcut has more than once come back to… SEE MORE

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How to Help Puerto Rico Rebuild

9/23/2022 by Editor

By NPR’s Juliana Kim  Hurricane Fiona slammed into southwestern Puerto Rico on Sunday, wiping out the power grid and cutting off clean water to most of the island’s residents. President Biden declared an emergency in Puerto Rico, calling on both the Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Emergency Management… SEE MORE

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Night Sailing Without Fear

9/7/2022 by Editor

By iNavx. Sailing offshore under a sea of stars is an experience beyond compare. On a clear, moonless night, you’ll never see more stars from anywhere on earth. With nothing but the wind in the sails and the sounds of the boat for accompaniment, it’s a peaceful yet exhilarating experience.… SEE MORE

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Red Tide in San Francisco Bay Causing Unprecedented Fish Kills

9/5/2022 by Editor

By SF Baykeeper. SF Baykeeper continues to advise caution against contacting the murky, discolored waters or eating fish and shellfish from affected areas; a heat wave over Labor Day weekend may exacerbate the situation. An algal bloom, or “red tide”, that emerged in late July has grown and now affects… SEE MORE

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Boating 101: Navigating a Strong Current

9/5/2022 by Editor

By BoatUS. Whether you’re docking your boat, in a crossing or passing situation, or you’re at the boat ramp, if the waters you’re in have a current, the job before you can seem challenging. Currents can knock you askew, hit the hull when you least expect it, and turn a… SEE MORE

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Progress Seen in Repairing the Ozone Layer

8/30/2022 by Editor

By NOAA. An annual analysis of air samples collected at remote sites around the globe that is tracking a continued decline in the atmospheric concentration of ozone-depleting substances shows the threat to the ozone layer receding below a significant milestone in 2022, NOAA scientists have announced. In early 2022, the… SEE MORE

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Boating Safety 101: Dressing For Colder Weather

8/28/2022 by Editor

By Ohiodnr.gov. Everyone has stood in front of the closet at one time or another and exclaimed, “I don’t know what I should wear today!” Usually, the worst outcome is a good scolding from the fashion police. But when preparing for a day of boating, not making the correct choice… SEE MORE

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The Most Challenging Waterway on the East Coast

8/27/2022 by Editor

By Capt. Bill Kinney, Special to Waterway Guide Many different bodies of water could be in the running for this dubious prize, and I am sure no matter which ones were nominated the arguments could continue for days. My vote is for the New River in Fort Lauderdale, FL that… SEE MORE

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Who Do You Call When Your Kayak Sinks?

8/26/2022 by Editor

By Jeff Moag. Treading Water three miles off shore is no place for a wrong number. Christian Nelson didn’t know the trouble he was in. He was three miles out from Gulf Shores Alabama when the kayak he was trolling from developed a 9-inch crack between the scupper holes. He… SEE MORE

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Harmful Effects of Airborne Red Tide in New Study

8/22/2022 by Editor

By Stefania Lugli. Researchers from the Roskamp Institute found new evidence suggesting that airborne exposure to red tide could have neurological impacts — especially for those with a previous history of migraine or chronic fatigue syndrome. While respiratory symptoms are well-documented during red tide blooms, neurological symptoms haven’t been examined… SEE MORE

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