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 ...

Just moments after Evangelista Torricelli invented the barometer in 1643, some poetic graffiti artist (Bobby Fitzroy, actually) wrote the words STORMY, VERY DRY, FAIR, CHANGE, and RAIN on its face—and doomed the instrument to the quasi-mystical category forever. Well, up ...

Just think how much easier it would be to plan your next cruise if you knew how hard the wind was blowing and how high the waves anywhere on the Chesapeake Bay. The answer to a boater’s prayer are some ...

By now everyone’s heard the rumors that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is getting out of the chart business. In reality, the NOAA is making charts better than ever. True, the federal government will no longer be printing ...

New Jet Ski based technology, bathymetric surveys, allows researchers to quickly and easily survey the ocean floor in Puerto Rico and the United States Virgin Islands. Hazards to navigation such as shoaling of shipping channels or shipwrecks can be identified ...

Boaters' ability to monitor sea conditions in the northern Caribbean just became easier thanks to four state-of-the-art buoys newly placed off Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands as part of the Caribbean Coastal Ocean Observing System ...

NOAA today reopened to commercial and recreational fishing 1,041 square miles of Gulf waters immediately surrounding the Deepwater Horizon wellhead, just east of Louisiana. ...

Talking about how we can collect best ideas on conservation; how we can pursue good ideas that local communities embrace; and how we can be more responsible stewards to promote conservation, ...

All of us have received emails that alarm, frighten, or inspire us. Some promise good luck if we forward them to family and friends. Some describe a dire situation and urge us to write to our government. Others scare us away from common ...