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Death By Flip Flop
A new study from the University of Miami shows that flip flops are bacteria factories. They can harbor up to 18,000 different  bacteria, including e coli and deadly strains of staph. This does not bode well for my summer.
Expedition Great White Premiers Sunday
The National Geographic Channel is kicking off the Expedition Great White series this Sunday at 9:00 pm eastern. Chris Fischer, who roamed the world for ESPN2’s “Offshore Adventures” show, along with Capt. Brett McBride, lead a crew on a scientific ...
Oil Spill Cleanup Making it Worse?
This post from the respected scientists at Blogfish makes that case. Either way, news reports today that tar balls are washing up in Florida shows this is turning into far more than a regional problem. Waiting for their arrival via ...
BOOKS: Deadliest Sea
I’m in the middle of reading my galley review copy of Deadliest Sea, a new book due out on June 1st. It’s about the sinking of the Alaska Ranger in the Bering Sea in 2008, and the rescue efforts by ...
What’s Happening in the Gulf
The news is still not good from the Gulf of Mexico. The New York Times reports on more fishing closures: Already, oil is visible in virtually all of Louisiana’s closed coastal waters. Yet its ultimate impact on the gulf fisheries will not ...
World’s Worst Boating Accidents
I got this in an email from The Safe Boater Training Program. It’s a link to an article called “23 of the Worst Boating Accidents Over the Past 20 Years.” What can we learn from this? Never travel by large capacity ...
Inflatable Life Jacket World Record Day
It’s a noble idea on the one hand and, on the other, a waste of CO2 canisters. BoatUS is trying to get people to wear inflatable PFDs by promoting Inflatable Life Jacket World Record Day. The idea is to have everyone inflate ...
How You Can Help With the Gulf Oil Spill
As the BP Oil Disaster continues to wreak havoc on the ecosystem in the Gulf of Mexico, a lot of us are left with feelings of disgust giving way to frustrated helplessness. What can we do when an irresponsible company ...
Gulf Oil Slick Will Impact Sport Fishing
There are untold ways that this epic oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico will affect the Gulf Coast region. This article from CBS shows all of the staggering numbers. To me, the most important, other than the 11 missing ...
Coast Guard Ignites Louisiana Oil Slick
To avert a natural disaster along the wetlands of the Louisiana coastline, the Coast Guard today started a controlled burn of the oil slick formed from the Gulf oil rig explosion. According to the Coast Guard News website: Workboats will ...

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