USS Constitution

Cutters and Frigates

Both vessels pictured at the top of the page are cutters in the US Coast Guard, while both of the US Navy ships pictured at the bottom are frigates. How…

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Swordfish

Swordfish

At one point in Herman Melville’s novel Moby-Dick, Ishmael spins a yarn about a mutiny aboard a ship that is sinking. The men fight each other while they desperately work…

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Marina

Marina Manager

Tara Regan is the marina manager at Kingman Yacht Center on Cape Cod. Kingman is a busy place year-round, even though the summer boating season is relatively short. In the…

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Nautical Archaeologist

Nautical Archaeologist

Who in the world…is a nautical archaeologist? By Stephanie Allen Seventy percent of the earth is covered with water. It’s no surprise, then, that people have been traveling by boat…

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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