Friday, June 4, 2021
Thursday, February 11, 2021
Great Lakes Ice Coverage Is The Smallest In Decades
by John Konrad (gCaptain) The U.S. rang in the new year with an unusually mild January 2021 that tied with 1923 for the ninth-warmest January on record. The warmth was...
Wednesday, January 20, 2021
Monday, August 17, 2020
Marine Autonomy Continues As A Huge Growth Market During COVID-19
While the maritime world struggles with COVID-19, one industry segment continues to grow at a rapid pace: Marine Autonomy. With companies like the MIT startup, Blksail completing autonomous trials remotely,...
Thursday, April 6, 2017
Tuesday, April 4, 2017
Are Ship Weather Observations Still Valuable In The Era Of Satellites?
by: Horst von Bargen (Deutscher Wetterdienst) Meteorological satellites (geostationary at an altitude of about 36.000 km and sun-synchronous at a height of about 850 km) provide images and data in...
Friday, October 28, 2016
Gulf Of Mexico Fish Farms: NOAA’s $100 Million Mistake
by Deena Shanker (Bloomberg) If someone offered you a chance to invest millions of dollars in a business nobody wants, would you take it? If you’re the U.S. government, the answer is a resounding yes. Since...
Monday, August 22, 2016
Thursday, August 18, 2016
Tuesday, August 16, 2016
Supercomputer To Help Predict Dangerous River Flooding
by Brian K Sullivan (Bloomberg) In a week when heavy rains in Louisiana led to eight deaths and forced more than 20,000 people from their homes, the U.S. said it can now...
Saturday, July 30, 2016
NOAA Announces Plan To Silence US Oil Rigs, Dredges and Ships
(Reuters) The ocean has gotten noisier for decades, with man-made racket from oil drilling, shipping and construction linked to signs of stress in marine life that include beached whales and...
Sunday, July 3, 2016
Saturday, March 26, 2016
SPOTD – China’s Brand New “Flagship” Research Vessel
The scientific expedition vessel “Xiangyanghong 03” was launched on Saturday and joined China’s oceanic research team in Xiamen, Fujian Province. At a cost of 580 million yuan (89 million U....
Tuesday, June 2, 2015
NOAA Study Ties Deepwater Horizon Spill To Dolphin Deaths
NOAA’s “mortality event investigation team” has discovered that dead bottlenose dolphins, stranded in the northern Gulf of Mexico since the start of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, have lung and adrenal lesions consistent with...
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
NOAA Survey Reveals Scarred Seafloor of Gulf of Maine
Immediately off the shoreline from Portland Head Light, the iconic lighthouse that marks the tip of Cape Elizabeth, Maine, NOAA’s research vessel Ferdinand R. Hassler has been pinging away with her multibeam echo sounder...
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
What Happened to the Ship Exxon Valdez After The Big Spill?
by Gary Shigenaka (NOAA) – A popular myth exists that it is bad luck to rename a boat. It is unclear whether this applies to “boats” as big as a...
Thursday, December 19, 2013
Study Shows Gulf Dolphins in Poor Health following Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill
By NOAA’s Office of Response and Restoration Barataria Bay, located in the northern Gulf of Mexico, received heavy and prolonged oiling after the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. This area is also home...
Monday, October 21, 2013
NOAA UPDATE On Record Breaking High Ocean Temperatures
According to a new report from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, this summer most of the world’s oceans witnessed record warm temperatures. NOAA says that the average temperature across global...
New Report Claims Devastating Effects From Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill
According to a recent report NOAA claims that deep-sea soft sediment ecosystem in the immediate area of the 2010’s Deepwater Horizon blowout and subsequent oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico may...
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