Sea Science

Sea Science: Treacherous, frozen latitudes becoming hot destinations

Sea Science: by Jordanna Sheermohamed Once upon a time, the ideal yachting expedition would involve calm seas, warm breezes and smooth sailing. The yachting season would follow the global circuit…

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Sea Science: Roll clouds can be 600 miles long

Sea Science: by Jordanna Sheermohamed Turning toward the sky, one can’t help but become mesmerized by the beauty and movement of the different clouds that flow across the atmosphere. One…

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Sea Science: Weather lore jibes with modern science

Sea Science: by Jordanna Sheermohamed Before the invention and integration of high-tech weather instruments such as satellites, radar, and computer models, individuals often used environmental observations to determine impending weather. At…

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Sea Science: The real deal behind ‘daylight saving time’

Sea Science: by Jordanna Sheermohamed “Spring forward; fall back.” It’s a mnemonic phrase to help us remember which way to reset our household clocks: an hour ahead in the spring, at…

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Sea Science: Weather sets calendar for ‘yachting season’

Sea Science: by Jordanna Sheermohamed Weather conditions are generally what determine “yachting season” in various destinations around the world. Most voyages are seeking moderately warm breezes, long days and pleasant…

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Sea Science: Altered coastlines may require an alternate route

Sea Science: by Jordanna Sheermohamed Navigating a yacht requires advanced knowledge of the intended transit route, either via previous experience or access to the most up-to-date information for planning purposes.…

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Sea Science: Technology to ease danger of submerged containers

Sea Science: by Scott McDowell Boaters and professional captains alike know that one of the most dangerous hazards at sea is colliding with a partially submerged shipping container that has…

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Navigation alert: New island appears off North Carolina coast

By Jordanna Sheermohamed The recent geological phenomena off the U.S. East Coast, the appearance of a large sand island known as “Shelly Island,” is testament to the power of our…

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Knowing the science of storms may keep you safer at sea

Experiencing turbulent weather while on the water can be frightening, especially if unexpected.  Understanding the basics of marine meteorology can help both captain and crew to know what to expect,…

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Sea Science: Ice governs aquatic life on Earth

Sea Science: by Scott McDowell You need not be a sober scientist to realize that ice is lighter than water. We see cubes floating in our cocktails, and we’re aware…

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