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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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High Praise for the Lowly Baro

High Praise for the Lowly Barometer Sailing Humor by Cap'n Fatty Goodlander

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 …

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Chesapeake Smart Buoys Tell All

Photo credit NOAA Chesapeake Bay Office

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 …

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NOAA Stops Printing Charts

photography By Glenn Hayes

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 …

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Learning Something New

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What were your New Year’s resolutions? The standard “lose 10 pounds” or ”run a 5K?” Mine usually focus on learning something new or having a new adventure. With my new role as Vision Editor for All At Sea Southeast, those …

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Bathymetric Surveys: Jet Skis Go Hi-Tech

Photo: Courtesy of Dr. Miguel Canals/University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez

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 …

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Where is all that CO2 Going?

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 …

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