Matz Maersk FB Photo By Dave Van Spronsen

Ship or Boat? What’s In a Name?

Look up the word “boat” on Merriam-Webster’s online thesaurus, and you’ll find more than 140 synonyms and related words. Type in the word “ship” and you’ll get almost 3 dozen,…

Right Whale

Bonnet of the Southern Right Whale

By Richard King In the great American novel Moby-Dick, Ishma­el says he is particularly fond of a painting by the French artist, Ambroise Louis Garneray. He believes this work of…


United States Coast Guard

United States Coast Guard—Semper Paratus  —  “Always Ready” The United States Coast Guard is the nation’s oldest maritime service. Its history is a little confusing because the Coast Guard we…


Vessels, Casks, and Containers

Vessels Within Vessels Have you ever found a message in a bottle? For centuries, people have transported items on the seas. Messages in bottles are usually sent for fun. Most…


Did You Know?

Seal With Plastic Bottle

Marine animals consume plastic when they confuse it for food.

Small plastics and floating objects often look like food to aquatic animals and sea birds. When they eat plastic, it often gets stuck in their digestive system, making them feel full and unable to eat proper food.

What can YOU do?
Learn more at Getting Rid of Marine Debris