Monthly Archives: May 2017

BOEM Releases Latest Environmental Studies

The latest Environmental Studies Program reports from the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) are now available. They cover a wide range of topics, from Alaska and California marine mammals and Atlantic marine archaeology to Alaska air quality modeling and deep circulation in the Gulf of Mexico.  This batch includes 15 reports covering all four Outer Continental Shelf regions

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Trump Sends Signal to China

Trump is giving a glimpse into how he will deal with China by sending a U.S. Navy warship to the South China Sea, 12 nautical miles from an island built by China to lay claim to the contested waterway. The UN defines territorial waters as extending 12 nautical miles max from a country’s coastline. Learn more about the issues surrounding

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National Safe Boating Week

It’s National Safe Boating Week in North America. “Each year hundreds of people lose their lives in boating incidences, and they may still be alive if they had been wearing a life jacket,” said Rachel Johnson, executive director of the National Safe Boating Council. U.S. Coast Guard statistics show that drowning was the reported cause of death in 3/4 of recreational

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WWII B-25 Bombers Found off Papua New Guinea

Two B-25 bombers associated with American servicemen missing in action from World War II were recently documented in the waters off Papua New Guinea by Project Recover—a collaborative team of marine scientists, archaeologists and volunteers who have combined efforts to locate aircraft and associated MIAs from World War II. Project Recover comprises scientists from Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University

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It’s National Maritime Day

Today, May 22, is National Maritime Day! “The United States has always been and will always be a great maritime nation,” says the U.S. Department of Transportation. In 1933, Congress declared National Maritime Day to commemorate the American steamship Savannah’s voyage from the United States to England, marking the first successful crossing of the Atlantic Ocean with steam propulsion. During

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