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Twenty-eighth blog from Jon Sanders - He's made it to Noumea Twenty-eighth blog from Jon Sanders - He's made it to Noumea Noumea' New Caledonia a long Island kinda lies south-east to north west. 30 N Miles wide and 220 miles long 'Noumea' New Caledonia a long Island - kinda lies south-east to north west. 30 N Miles wide and 220 miles long, sort of. Plenty of reef. The fringing reef well out with several well posted passages into the Lagoon. Once inside the lagoon one cannot steer a course direct to Noumea, or one would come to a grinding halt. 'Crunch' (Coral reef and Islets). Never the less a small boat paradise.... by Jon Sanders Posted on 17 Aug Expedition to support monk seal research and recovery efforts Expedition to support monk seal research and recovery efforts Monk seal teams spend a significant amount of time intervening to help monk seals survive on remote islands and atolls. Biologists with NOAA's Hawaiian Monk Seal Research Program and Marine Turtle Biology and Assessment Program have been deployed in the NWHI since May. They have been monitoring the status of monk seals and turtles while conducting research projects on the species' biology and ecology. by NOAA Fisheries Posted on 17 Aug Rare chance to study critically endangered North Pacific right whale Rare chance to study critically endangered North Pacific right whale Around 3:45 afternoon, while listening to a group of very chatty killer whales and some walrus, I heard a faint upsweep Even after so many years of doing field work, sometimes you are still left amazed. Because every now and then the stars all align, and everything works out exactly as you hoped it would. by Jessica Crance Posted on 17 Aug 41st Annual Wooden Boat Festival - Overall report 41st Annual Wooden Boat Festival - Overall report Tall ships and everything in between—North America’s largest wooden boat festival celebrates its 41st year Tall ships, paddleboards, kayaks, tugboats, and everything in between—North America’s largest wooden boat festival celebrates its 41st year on September 8–10, 2017. Demonstrations, presentations, plays, music, dancing, and great food—this is a weekend of fun for all ages by Anika Colvin Posted on 17 Aug Fish eat bits of plastic because they think they smell good Fish eat bits of plastic because they think they smell good Hundreds of marine species are known to eat plastic – including those that regularly end up on our dinner plates. Hundreds of marine species are known to eat plastic – including those that regularly end up on our dinner plates. But why? It now seems that ocean-borne plastic has a smell that marine animals find appealing. by Josh Gabbatiss Posted on 17 Aug State of the Gyres State of the Gyres Our oceans and waterways cannot absorb the amount of plastic going into them. Our oceans and waterways cannot absorb the amount of plastic going into them. Here's an update on the state of the gyres and a look at some of the ways we're trying to clean them up. Take a massive area of ocean. Add swirling currents from wind and the earth's rotation. Gradually mix in plastics of all types and sizes. Bake well under ultraviolet rays while stirring continuously for decades. by Stacey Nedrow-Wigmore, BoatU.S. Magazine Posted on 16 Aug Maritime and Coastguard Agency CEO awarded Honorary Fellowship Maritime and Coastguard Agency CEO awarded Honorary Fellowship Chief Executive of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency Sir Alan Massey has been awarded an Honorary Fellowship Vice Admiral and Chief Executive of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) Sir Alan Massey has been awarded an Honorary Fellowship by the Royal Institute of Navigation (RIN). The highly-coveted accolade was presented to Sir Alan by the Royal Institute of Navigation’s Patron His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh, at the Institute’s Annual Meeting held in London last month on 18 July. by Samantha Sinclair / MCA Posted on 16 Aug ARC Baltic - The big museum of St-Petersburg ARC Baltic - The big museum of St-Petersburg As the half point of the ARC Baltic after already three weeks sailing fleet was underway to St-Petersburg, Russia. As the half point of the ARC Baltic after already three weeks sailing from Rostock to Bornholm to Visby and to Tallinn fleet was underway to St-Petersburg, Russia. The fleet made of 23 boats was divided into three groups of boats in order to arrive at different time to famous Kronschtadt Island compulsory stop for any boats coming to St-Petersburg to clear IN with Customs and Immigration officers. by World Cruising Posted on 16 Aug ARC Channel Islands sets sail ARC Channel Islands sets sail An early morning departure added to the excitement of the occasion as boats slipped lines and headed out from Marina There were smiles as well as butterflies amongst the skippers and crews of the 2017 ARC Channel Islands rally, as they prepared to set off for the first of two Channel crossings on Saturday 12th August. An early morning departure added to the excitement of the occasion as boats slipped lines and headed out from Haslar Marina, Gosport, aiming to make the most of the daylight.... by World Cruising Club Posted on 14 Aug Blue skies welcome ARC Channel Islands fleet in to Gosport Blue skies welcome ARC Channel Islands fleet in to Gosport This year’s ARC Channel Islands rally, in association with Hamble School of Yachting and RYA got off to a bright start This year’s ARC Channel Islands rally, in association with Hamble School of Yachting and the RYA got off to a bright start with blue skies welcoming the fleet of 10 Yachts and 30 crew. At 14:00 rally control opened for check-in on-board lead boat Rebel. Willem from Flotaxe was the first to Check-in and attention soon turned to his custom built Waarschip 740 Ocean by World Cruising Posted on 13 Aug Coast Guard, locals launch search after empty, homemade raft found Coast Guard, locals launch search after empty, homemade raft found Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England also activated the Rhode Island Taskforce for assistance. The Coast Guard launched a search for a possible person in the water Saturday after an unmanned, homemade raft was found drifting in Mt. Hope Bay, near the mouth of the Taunton River on the Massachusetts and Rhode Island border. A good Samaritan alerted Coast Guard watchstanders to the empty raft at about 7 a.m. by Coast Guard First District Northeast Posted on 13 Aug Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba returns home after two months at sea Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba returns home after two months at sea The successful interdictions were the result of coordination between Escanaba's crew and several partner agencies While in the Eastern Pacific Ocean, the crew intercepted two separate smuggling vessels which resulted in the drug seizures and detention of seven suspected smugglers. by Coast Guard First District Northeast Posted on 13 Aug We’re back – And we have so much to share with you We’re back – And we have so much to share with you The Steller sea lion field season is over and everyone has returned to the office, hard at work processing I was fortunate to participate on the research cruise and the re-sight trip. Despite some challenging weather, we were very successful and productive! We also saw a lot of amazing things along the way. by Katie Sweeney Posted on 13 Aug Five fun things to do with kids in the Florida Keys Five fun things to do with kids in the Florida Keys If you’re cruising in the Keys with your family, here are some great ideas from Drew White If you’re cruising in the Keys with your family, here are some great ideas from Drew White, the resident expert at Cannons Marina on Longboat Key. White spent summers there as a kid himself, and now lives there. You may have your own list by Peter Janssen Posted on 12 Aug Early-storms one indicator of active Atlantic hurricane season ahead Early-storms one indicator of active Atlantic hurricane season ahead Today NOAA issued the scheduled update for its 2017 hurricane season outlook. Today NOAA issued the scheduled update for its 2017 hurricane season outlook. Forecasters are now predicting a higher likelihood of an above-normal season, and they increased the predicted number of named storms and major hurricanes. The season has the potential to be extremely active, and could be the most active since 2010. by NOAA Posted on 12 Aug An expedition to the North Pole in a way that's never been done An expedition to the North Pole in a way that's never been done The sea ice that covers the top of the world is always shifting — it gets carried by currents, cracks apart, and freezes The first explorers that tried to reach the Pole travelled by dogsled in the early 20th century. But the next explorers to reach that iconic point on the globe may arrive in a sailboat. by Kevin Loria Posted on 11 Aug Dismal Swamp Canal to re-open in September Dismal Swamp Canal to re-open in September Engineers completed a survey of the Dismal Swamp Canal in March after crews had finished clearing more than 350 trees Crews continue to dredge the canal, which officials at the Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers closed due to extensive damage from Hurricane Matthew in October. by Tatja Hopman Posted on 11 Aug Tour operator fined for harassing Hawaiian Spinner Dolphins Tour operator fined for harassing Hawaiian Spinner Dolphins Natural resources officers with the State of Hawai?i investigated dolphin tour operator for harassing spinner dolphins NOAA Fisheries and Hawai?i’s Department of Land and Natural Resources have discouraged these types of activities for years, alerting people to the risk of wildlife disturbance and law violation. by Joseph Bennington-Castro Posted on 11 Aug A solar-hydrogen boat in La Havane A solar-hydrogen boat in La Havane The Race for Water vessel and her crew made landfall in Havana on Thursday 20 July for an 18-day Cuban stopover. The Race for Water vessel and her crew made landfall in Havana on Thursday 20 July for an 18-day Cuban stopover. Having set sail on 7 July from Caroline Bay Marina in Bermuda, the mixed solar-hydrogen-kite-powered vessel took 13 days at an average speed of 3.5 knots to cover the 1,300 nautical miles separating Bermuda and Cuba. by Race for Water Posted on 11 Aug R.I. Auxiliarist Arnie Geller wins boating safety educator award R.I. Auxiliarist Arnie Geller wins boating safety educator award Arnie Geller of Warwick, Rhode Island, has another honor to add to his long list of boating safety accomplishments. One of New England’s busiest Coast Guard Auxiliarists, Arnie Geller of Warwick, Rhode Island, has another honor to add to his long list of boating safety accomplishments. by Reid Oslin, U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Posted on 11 Aug
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