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Going Electric


By As more builders introduce new models with electric propulsion, DIY types are converting their old boats with their own hands. When Dave and Danielle Baker and their two young children pull up to a marina and begin maneuvering into a slip, they often get wondering stares from people… SEE MORE

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Newly released video shows Titanic wreckage before decades of deterioration


By Scott Stump New footage from the first time the wreckage of the Titanic was seen by human eyes has provided a rare look at the ship in its best condition since tragically sinking in 1912. The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution recently released uncut footage from nearly 40 years ago… SEE MORE Upper_Neuadd_Reservoir_-_geograph.org_.uk_-_753942

December 2022 water levels break eight historical records


By From Alaska to Washington, several of NOAA’s water level stations observed their highest recorded water levels. December was an active month for NOAA’s National Water Level Observation Network (NWLON). A staggering eight stations observed all-time high water levels — some of which broke records in place for 40 years.… SEE MORE

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How California fishing families rallied in the storm


By Megan Waldrep Day 1: Jan. 9, 2023 “And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew….” My husband Chris Dabney and I hunker down in Ojai, California, a little mountain valley 14 miles from the Ventura coast and 23 miles from Channel Islands Harbor, Chris’s home… SEE MORE

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How to choose the best rain gear for any fishing condition


By Getting wet is simply a part of fishing. Conditions can quickly change on the water, and everyone eventually gets caught in a storm. In many cases, anglers intentionally fish in the rain — but never in lightning — to take advantage of hot bites happening despite the soggy… SEE MORE

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How Long Can You Keep Fish on Ice?


By The short answer is fish will last up to five days on ice – but if you don’t gut and bleed the fish first, it will only last a day or two before the flavor and quality of the fish suffer. But that’s not always practical, as Teresa… SEE MORE

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Researchers reveal add-on benefits of natural defenses against sea-level rise


By  Researchers modeled how investing in environmental conservation and protection can help San Mateo County adapt to rising seas. The findings provide incentives for policymakers to prioritize nature-based approaches when planning for sea-level rise. Crescent_City_California_harbor_aerial_view via Wikimedia Commons Investments in the environment are paying off for a California county… SEE MORE

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How to Balance Weight on Your Boat


By Control of people and weight ensures safety and better handling. Photo: Gordon Leggett / 2021-09-02_Maine_Marine_Patrol_Boat_at_Ellsworth_ME_USA Wikimedia Commons Managing the load aboard your boat begins before you set out and continues throughout the day. Keep an eye on your boat’s load, and you’ll enjoy greater safety, increased efficiency and improved handling.… SEE MORE

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How much microplastic do whales eat? Up to 10 million pieces per day, Stanford research finds


By Analysis of ocean plastic pollution and whale foraging behavior tracked with noninvasive tags shows whales are ingesting tiny specks of plastic in far bigger quantities than previously thought, and nearly all of it comes from the animals they eat – not the water they gulp. BY JOSIE GARTHWAITE… SEE MORE

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Extreme "Grinch" Winter Storm Blasts Country


By Andrew Freedman. Bomb Cyclone and Nationwide Arctic Blast put 300 Million Under Alerts An extraordinary stretch of extreme winter weather is blasting the Lower 48 as a powerful Arctic cold front sweeps south out of Canada, unleashing howling winds and sparking a bomb cyclone forming in the Midwest. The… SEE MORE


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