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Sea Science: Wind patterns blow with local flair, but their science is universal

Sea Science: by Jordanna Sheermohamed While there are the large-scale global winds that circumnavigate the Earth, there are seasonal and geographically …

Sea Science: Six conditions indicate hurricane on its way

Sea Science: by Jordanna Sheermohamed As we near the end of the Atlantic Hurricane Season, which is June 1-Nov. 30, many wonder how we can become better at …

‘Feels like’ heat index nothing to take lightly

Sea Science: by Jordanna Sheermohamed  As we leave summer behind and prepare to embrace the cooler winter temps, lingering moisture is quick to remind us who …

Sea Science: Don’t let a dewy morning catch you with your chamois down

Sea Science: by Jordanna Sheermohamed Dewy mornings may conjure up memories of early adventures for some, but many a yacht crew member sees the immediate need …

Sea Science: Storm surge magnifies hurricane havoc

Sea Science: by Jordanna Sheermohamed With the 2019 hurricane season officially underway, many are actively keeping a wary eye on the Atlantic basin. Portions …

Sea Science: Why is the ocean blue, green and everything in between?

Sea Science: by Jordanna Sheermohamed A lot of what we see in life has to do with what happens on the microphysical scale. Sunlight is scattered as it passes …

Sea Science: Early update of magnetic model marks quickly moving north

Sea Science: by Jordanna Sheermohamed Recent news headlines have piqued interest in an unusual update of the World Magnetic Model — unusual because it was …

Sea Science: Weather routing is wise hedge against problematic conditions

Sea Science: by Jordanna Sheermohamed Heading out on the high seas can be an adventure filled with endless skies and eternal horizons, provided said skies …

Sea Science: Basic knowledge of clouds provides reliable weather reckoning

Sea Science: by Jordanna Sheermohamad Clouds provide some of the best observational information when scanning the sky for a hint of impending weather. The most …

Sea Science: Behind Hawaii ban of sunscreen

Sea Science: by Jordanna Sheermohamed Sun protection has been a hot topic with much debate for some time, but most studies have concluded that regular use of …

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Surveyor, former yacht engineer Mark Webb dies

Surveyor, former yacht engineer Mark Webb dies

By Dorie Cox An engineer and a yacht surveyor, Mark Webb died after complications from triple by-pass heart surgery in Fort Lauderdale. …

200 celebrate at Triton Networking with Maritime Marine

200 celebrate at Triton Networking with Maritime Marine

About 200 people enjoyed a Polynesian-inspired Triton Networking event last night at Maritime Marine in Fort Lauderdale. The team and …

Special delivery: Laurel crew transport no-longer-salty dogs

Special delivery: Laurel crew transport no-longer-salty dogs

By Dorie Cox; Photos by Purser Stephanie Hodges and Second Stew Shani Davies Cleaned up and rested, 10 dogs from the Bahamas Humane …

Veteran captain Achim Fischer dies in car accident

Veteran captain Achim Fischer dies in car accident

By Dorie Cox Capt. Achim Fischer died in Antibes on Nov. 26 as a result of a car accident. He was 72. A veteran captain of 30 years, …

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