Twenty sailors died when the Walker sank in rough seas in the early morning hours of June 21, 1860, ten miles off Absecon Inlet on the New Jersey coast. The crew had finished its latest surveys in the Gulf of Mexico and was sailing to New York when the Walker was hit by a commercial schooner off New Jersey.
The side-wheel steamer, carrying 66 crewmembers, sank within 30 minutes. The sinking was the largest single loss of life in the history of the Coast Survey and its successor agency, NOAA.Read more
The Narcissus, an 81-foot, 6-inch wooden tugboat built in Albany, New York, in 1863, was commissioned by the federal government to enforce the Union blockade of Southern ports during the Civil War, serving under the command of Adm.Read more
The state already has taken several steps to increase the harvest of lionfish, such as allowing divers to spear or capture lionfish without a saltwater fishing license. Anglers need a fishing license but can take as many lionfish as they want.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation cites Key Largo lionfish derbies as examples of how allowing the spearing of lionfish in waters normally closed to spearfishing proved to be "excellent opportunities to safely facilitate lionfish removal."Read more
The investigation started after the FWC received several complaints that shark feeding was taking place off the coast of Palm Beach County during dive charter trips.Read more
The F-1 was a workhorse engine for the US space agency NASA as the most powerful single-chamber liquid-fuelled engine ever developed.Read more
Fort Pierce, Florida - November 19, 2008 - The Ocean Research & Conservation Association (ORCA) and its collaborators announced today the world’s first use of an acoustic underwater camera to survey juveniles of goliath grouper in mangRead more