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Final Frontiers: Atlantic Seashores at Risk

Rising sea levels and stronger storms could drown popular beaches The wide, white beach slopes gently into the Atlantic surf, dotted at long intervals with the upturned shell of an expired horseshoe crab. Terns wheel on their slender wings and shriek over the breakers. On the other side of the shrub-covered dunes, deer graze on […]

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After Major Restoration, Historic Whaleship to Embark on 38th Voyage

The Charles W. Morgan becomes a floating classroom for students of American maritime history Very slowly, the ship’s cherry-red keel is lowered into the Mystic River’s calm harbor, marking a milestone in the multimillion-dollar restoration of the Charles W. Morgan. The 1841 wooden whaleship, America’s oldest commercial vessel still afloat, will no longer chase the […]

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Arctic Ice Melting Steered Superstorm Sandy toward Coast

Climate change could make destructive hurricanes more common In an article published in the March issue of the journal Oceanography, scientists from Cornell University and Rutgers University say that dramatic loss of ice in the Arctic last summer, prompted by atmospheric warming, created the ideal conditions for Superstorm Sandy’s unprecedented path over the U.S. coast. […]

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“Hurricane Sandy: Before and After” Reveals Storm’s Damage to Coastal Areas

New York City beaches, salt marshes are slowly recovering While much of Gateway National Recreation Area remains closed to the public after Hurricane Sandy’s assault last year, visitors can view the extent of nature’s wrath at a new exhibit of large-scale photographs. “Hurricane Sandy: Before and After” will be on display at the Jamaica Bay […]

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In Search of Sea Ice

Researchers reconstruct the Arctic before climate change You may have heard that this year’s Arctic sea ice coverage will be the smallest on record, an indicator of advancing climate change. But scientists have only been tracking Arctic sea ice via satellite since 1979, a span of time that’s too brief to show patterns of global […]

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Happy ‘blue trails’ to you

Happy ‘blue trails’ to you – Long Beach – LIHerald.com – Nassau County’s source for local news, breaking news, sports, entertainment & shopping.

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Vampire Squid Not As Bloodthirsty as Once Thought

Researchers discover deep-sea cephalopods’ diet With its saucerlike blue eyes, dark red hue and web of tissue connecting its tentacles—not unlike Dracula’s cloak—the vampire squid would make a great Halloween costume. But it doesn’t vant to suck your blood, according to researchers from the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI). Scientists have puzzled over the […]

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Grants for Marinas to Help Keep Our Water’s Clean

BoatUS Foundation Wants More Butts Out of the Water Looks for More Marinas for 2011 Cigarette Litter Prevention Program ANNAPOLIS, Md., March 16, 2012 – Boaters are keeping their butts out of the water – and we’re not talking about the kind in swim trunks. In just the past three years the BoatUS Foundation has […]

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RIGHT WHALES HAVE RIGHT OF WAY IN NEW YORK HARBOR

Critically endangered Right Whales may be encountered in offshore and coastal waters of New York Harbor. Right whales are slow moving and at risk of serious injury or death due to collisions with vessels. U.S. law (50 CFR 224.105) prohibits operating vessels 65 feet (19.8 M) or greater in excess of 10 knots in specific […]

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Support ! Keep America’s Waterfront Working Act

A bill to amend the Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972 to establish a grant program to to acquire working piers and other points of waterfront access and provide funding for waterfront planning. The program is designed to allow states and local communities to support and protect places along the coast where commercial fishermen, boat […]

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