The following account is taken from the book, Digging up Uncle Evans, by Philip Howard. In October of 1837 the Steamboat Home wrecked on Ocracoke Island. It was the worst sea disaster ever to occur on Ocracoke. Ninety persons lost their lives that
Photo Credit :: Bryan Goff @ Unsplash A federal rule that went into effect July 30 expands protected habitat for the endangered southern resident orcas down the West Coast. The Center for Biological Diversity pushed for the protections, which designate
Photo Credit :: Wikipedia Sir Ernest Shackleton’s lost Endurance ship is a topic of legend. The ship went down in the Antarctic’s Weddell Sea during the explorer’s ill-fated 1914–17 expedition, marking the end of the “Heroic Age” of Antarctic exploration. There have
Abandonment of the whalers in the Arctic Ocean, September 1871, including the George, Gayhead, and Concordia. Scanned from the original Harper's Weekly 1871, courtesy of Robert Schwemmer Maritime Library A LOOK BACK:::: Reproduced from National Marine Sanctuaries from 2016 NOAA archaeologists have discovered the
Photo Credit :: Human Diver Humans are subject to a variety of cognitive biases and heuristics (mental shortcuts). These directly impact the decision-making process of the diver, sometimes resulting in incorrect judgments when certain circumstances dictate. In most settings this can be
Also, he was still wearing the leather boots he died in. Credit: A. Matiukas Lakes and rivers are also the places where literally hundreds of thousands of soldiers, perhaps millions of them who participated in the wars that have occurred
Photo Credit :: Vintage News What happens when particle physics meets the Amelia Earhart mystery? If that sounds complicated, don’t worry – basically a section of fuselage, said to be from her Lockheed plane, is being explored using nuclear power.
From the perspective of instructor, diver, and dive operations, what does AOW certification actually mean?
The Bermuda Triangle is one of the best places to dive for shipwrecks and Michael Barnette, a biologist with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, has been diving one particular wreck for fifteen years. He is now finally able to
Photo Credit :: Green Party of Canada Our Great Lakes are worth fighting for! Climate change, heat waves and rising water levels are threatening the Great Lakes. That amounts to one fifth of the world’s fresh water under threat. Blooms