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Floating Homes Find Favor in South Florida

Nine-foot floor to ceiling impact windows is one of the first wow factors you see after stepping aboard the Luxuria. It only gets better from there. Motorized shades and blinds control the amount of sunlight shining in, while an Internet …

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Our Magnificent Ospreys

Osprey in flight, Lake Wylie, South Carolina. Photo: Gareth Rasberry/Wikipedia

Watching an osprey soar and hover high in the sky is a fascinating sight. It becomes even more appealing if, like me, you are lucky enough to live near a breeding pair of these majestic birds.  I spend a third …

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Coral Restoration Efforts Sprout Optimism in Mote Scientists

Vaughan points to lab-raised massive corals

A scientist at Mote Marine Laboratory’s Elizabeth Moore International Center for Coral Reef Research and Restoration (IC2R3) discovered how a coral growing process called micro-fragmentation could accelerate reef restoration; now, Mote is using it on 28 different coral species. Dr. David Vaughan, executive …

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Hurricane Irma Spared Florida Bay

Photo by Jill Zima Borski

Hurricane Irma largely spared Florida Bay, according to Audubon Everglades Science Center staff in Islamorada, Florida Keys. After the category four storm surged through the Florida Keys Sept. 10, South Florida residents, fishing captains and scientists were nervous about how …

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Eight Bells: Admiral Peter Deeth 

Peter Deeth

Admiral Peter Deeth, who has died aged 92, was the founding member, Commodore several times, and avid supporter of the English Harbour Yacht Club, later renamed the Antigua Yacht Club. Born in Leigh-on-Sea, England, Peter briefly attended Oxford University before …

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New Fund Established to Help Hurricane-ravaged Barbuda

Destroyed Housing on Barbuda courtesy of Simply Antigua and Barbuda

Waitt Institute Sets up Emergency Relief Fund for Humanitarian Aid In response to the devastation wrought by Hurricane Irma on Barbuda, a partner community of the San Diego-based Waitt Institute, the Institute has established the “Barbuda Restoration & Conservation Trust<http://www.waittinstitute.org/barbuda-hurricane-relief>.” …

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Skip a Straw, Save a Sea Turtle

The sign we have created that bars/restaurants can place to explain why they’re only handing out straws by request.

Leatherback, Loggerheads, Hawksbill, Green and the rarest and most endangered Kemp’s Ridley are sea turtle species that swim off Florida. Now, Sailors for the Sea, the Newport, Rhode Island-headquartered ocean conservation organization, has launched a campaign to encourage regattas, restaurants …

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Camachee Cove Yacht Harbor Appoints New Marina Manager

CCYHs-President-Peter-Sabo-Marina-Manager-Travis-Staats-Chairman-Joe-Taylor

Westrec Marinas vice president Jim Frye announced today that, effective immediately, Travis Staats takes over the helm as Marina Manager at the Camachee Cove Yacht Harbor (CCYH) in St. Augustine, Florida. Staats joined the team at Camachee Cove Yacht Harbor …

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Historic $37 Million Fine Levied Against GARMIN

ITC Judge Determines Garmin Violated Cease-and-Desist Orders and Recommends Historic $37 Million Fine Determination Is the Third Finding in Favor of Navico in Its Legal Disputes with Garmin in the International Trade Commission Egersund, Norway – Navico – the world’s …

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The Winds of Change

Jarad and Christel Astin … aka Stell and Snuggs

Musicians Jarad and Christel Astin had a sweet life on New Jersey’s Rockaway Beach. Two young daughters, burgeoning careers, friends and family close by. But in late October 2012, everything took a wild tack when news broke that a storm …

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Ten Top Caribbean Music Festivals You Can Reach By Sea

Nevis Blues Festival

There’s nothing better than listening to music with the sights and sounds of the surf in the background. The Caribbean is famous for its many music festivals, from those that feature high-profile productions with well-known names to regional rock stars. …

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The Joy of Nautical Event Volunteering

Nautical Event Volunteering

Volunteers are the lifeblood and often the unsung heroes behind so many nautical events in the Caribbean, such as sailing regattas, fishing tournaments and charter yacht shows. Yet long hours and hard work come with a definite upside, and it’s …

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