Environment and Weather

Bill for Billfish In House of Representatives, Support HR5804
The House of Representatives has a bill, HR 5804, which prohibits trade in billfish and deserves your support! HR5804, which they’ve titled the Billfish Conservation Act of 2010, would shut down all commercial trade of white, blue, striped, and black marlin, as ...
Bacteria in the water, Chesapeake Bay Warnings
Bacteria in the waters of the Chesapeake Bay is a problem we’ve grown used to, and today there are new warnings out. According to the Baltimore Sun, so far there have been 24 reported cases of the Vibro bacteria causing ...
What Is the Menhaden Coalition?
The decline in the Atlantic menhaden population over the past few decades is staggering: An 88 percent drop in numbers between 1979 and 2009. The population that once measured close to 200 billion is down to less than 200 billion. ...
Sirius Satellite Weather on the Chartplotter
After testing Sirius satellite weather on the chartplotter, I signed up for the service myself. Since I take my kids out on offshore adventures that may range 60 to 70 miles from the boat ramp, I wanted to be darn ...
Gulf Oil Spill Map from NOAA Charts Fishing Closures
There’s a new interactive NOAA map online that charts the Gulf oil spill, fishing closures, spill trajectories, environmental impact, and more; it even has aerial and satellite images. Say what you will about the feds, NOAA has done one heck of ...
BOOK REVIEW: Deadliest Sea
From Noah to the sinking of the whaleship Essex to The Perfect Storm, maritime disaster stories have kept audiences riveted in accounts recorded on the written page. But in the Youtube and reality TV era, and particularly with the immense ...
BP To Work With Private Boat Owners
The BP oil spill in the Gulf hasn’t come close to being contained. The company’s getting a slight reprieve from media scrutiny while LeBron James decides where he’s going to play basketball next year, but the oil is still flowing. ...
Bluefin Tuna Fishing Shut Down?
Will bluefin tuna fishing be shut down in the near future? According to the New York Times, an environmental advocacy group called the Center for Biological Diversity filed a request under the Endangered Species act, requesting that this fish be ...
MoGo iPhone App Lets You Report on BP Gulf Disaster
You can file your own “citizen scientist” reports on the Gulf of Mexico oil spill disaster and contribute  information about what’s really happening down there. All you have to do is download the free iPhone app called “MoGo,” short for ...
NOAA Fish Habitat Map Locations Released
NOAA released a new and interactive Eessential Fish Habitat map this week, which shows locations of habitat, gear restrictions and closed areas, and species locations. This is version 2.0, and a few clicks confirm that NOAA’s worked all the bugs out of ...

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