Sea Science

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 through…

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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 released a full year earlier…

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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 remain cooperative. Even the most…

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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 obvious example of that is…

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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 sunscreens/sunblocks is one…

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Sea Science: Water, water everywhere yet not a drop to spare

Sea Science: by Jordanna Sheermohamed It covers 70 percent of our planet. We play in it, clean with it, cook with it and essentially use it to simplify our everyday…

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Sea Science: Hurricane supplies don’t have to be costly

Sea Science: by Jordanna Sheermohamed With the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season upon us, many are still reeling and rebuilding from the effects of the 2017 season. Last season began early,…

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Sea Science: UV light can’t be felt, but danger it poses is real

Sea Science: by Jordanna Sheermohamed As a sun-loving species, we humans often crave outdoor time in order to enjoy nature’s elements. It’s not until overexposure occurs that many wonder if…

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Sea Science: Color analysis advances studies of ocean currents

Sea Science: by Jordanna Sheermohamed The origin of the word salt comes from salarium, Latin for salary, which refers to the amount of compensation a Roman soldier would receive in order…

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Sea Science: Mirages taunt our inability to discern nature’s tricks

Sea Science: by Jordanna Sheermohamed Seeing is believing, and a human’s ability to observe with our eyes often dictates what we accept as truth. There are times, however, when observations…

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