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Sunset Key Cottages: Key West Luxury Getaway

Key West Luxury Getaway:Photo courtesy of Sunset Key Cottages Resort

The Florida Keys is a worthy destination for any boater, having plenty to offer those seeking adventure, relaxation or both. A boating mecca, the Keys provide anchorages, marinas and boater friendly hotels that offer dockage and a respite from an …

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Learning About Lightning

Learning About Lightning: Photo: Rainer Knäpper, Free Art License http://artlibre.org/licence/lal/en

Have you ever been surrounded by so much lightning that the skies are alight with fire and you can feel the static as it strikes the water beside you? Lightning terrifies me. It is one of my biggest fears. While …

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The Billfish Foundation Celebrates 30 Years

The Billfish Foundation Celebrates 30 Years

A group of concerned sports fishermen united three decades ago over an alarming revelation. While boats were bigger, technology better and tackle trailblazing in its design, they were catching fewer and fewer billfish. One among them, Winthrop ‘Win’ Rockefeller, had the …

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Ocean Conservancy and the Gulf

A shallow-water coral reef in the Florida Keys. Photo courtesy of NOAA

The Gulf of Mexico is an extraordinary place, but despite the growing number of people who live, work and play on the Gulf Coast, we know very little about the Gulf in its entirety. Its wonders are bountiful, and its …

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FEMA’s Marina in New Orleans

For over 160 years, the Southern Yacht Club has looked out on 100 acres of oak-lined parks, boathouses and marinas of New Orleans’ recreational boating hub on Lake Pontchartrain, West End. The massive state-of-the-art clubhouse was rebuilt after the twin …

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The Gulf of Mexico’s Zombie Dead Zone

Dead Zone Summer” Summer phytoplankton conditions along the Gulf Coast. Image courtesy of NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio

In 1968, George Romero’s black-and-white sci-fi thriller, Night of the Living Dead, introduced movie goers to his frightfully hideous, flesh-munching zombies. These “undead,” reanimated creatures roamed the earth wreaking havoc and leaving dead zones behind in their insatiable quest for …

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Gulf Ports Environmental Summit Coming in September

Corpus Christi, Texas – Environmental staff from US and Mexico Ports around the Gulf of Mexico will gather at the Congressman Solomon P. Ortiz International Center, located at 402 Harbor Drive, on September 5 – 7 for the Gulf Ports …

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Cruising the Gulf Coast

The Gulf Coast is hot, sticky, and humid in August. And I miss it – cruising the Gulf Coast. I’m ready to go back to Ocean Springs, Miss., to our bayou-front home. Located about one mile north of the Gulf …

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Texas Gains West Marine Flagship Store

West Marine, the largest retailer of boating supplies, celebrated the expansion of its Kemah, Texas store with a grand opening celebration for its new West Marine flagship store in early May. The 25,000 square-foot store, the company’s largest in Texas, …

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The Gulf Coast is OPEN for Business!

Back in the 1960’s, there was no interstate connecting Gulf Coast travelers from New Orleans to Mobile. Before the I10, you took Hwy. 90 through Mississippi and knew every landmark and bathroom stop: the Friendship House and its iconic Deer …

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NEW Jeppesen C-MAP Update for North America

Jeppesen has announced the Spring 2012 Release of its popular C-MAP MAX and C-MAP 4D cartography, bringing a variety of significant enhancements and exclusive new data to recreational boaters across North America. C-MAP’s 4D cartography provides the newest and most …

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