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Just How Deep Does the Ocean Go?
Way further than you think. This animation puts the actual distance into perspective, showing a vast distance between the waves we see and the mysterious point we call Challenger Deep. 

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A Big Marlin On The Line Gets Away
Big mistakes with surprising result.

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Nantucket Sleighride

A dangerous, yet exciting, ride in a whale boat being propelled by a harpooned whale.  View this re-enactment featuring Moby Dick!

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Our Whales ... How Many are Left?

Watch these three videos about our whales and look at how many of our sea giants are left. Each video looks at different kinds of whale populations around the world.  Besides that, information is given about the numbers of population, what caused the decrease and the good news of any increase if possible.

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Sustenance Whaling

A tale of two cities half a world apart. Each dependant on Whales for food.

 

1. The Iñupiaq people have been hunting whales for thousands of years, and many of their hunting methods and traditions continue to be passed down from generation to generation. 

2. In the Faroe Islands, an archipelago in the North Atlantic, roughly equidistant from Norway, Iceland, and Scotland. Aside from the sheep that freely roam the fjords and a few root vegetables, the Faroese have always relied on the surrounding sea as a source of fish, seabirds, and the pilot whales they catch in a hunt known as the grindadráp, or grind .

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Cleaning Our Oceans and Waterways

A tale of two cities who are helping to develop innovative ways to clean garbage pollution from the world's waters. 

 

1. In Alameda, California; The Ocean Cleanup successfully launched its ocean plastic cleanup system, and is now on its way to clean up the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.

2. Mr. Trash, Baltimore's now famous water wheel has already pulled thousands of pounds of trash out of the Inner Harbor and could be a solution for cleaning trash pollution in other waterways around the world..

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2017 Marine Accidents Report ... Download Report   

 In 2017, the Coast Guard counted 4,291 accidents that involved 658 deaths, 2,629 injuries and approximately $46 million dollars of damage to property as a result of recreational boating accidents. View the Top Ten causes of boating accidents ... Watch Video

Coast Guard Auxiliarists Help Station Eatons Neck's Crews Stay Sharp through Training
If you wish to volunteer to join the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, Sign Up Here 
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Training ... Cold Water Boot Camp

Join Boot Campers on their journey though cold water hell as they learn first hand the severity of cold water and how to take action to over come it.

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Emergency Preparedness ... A Kayaker's Tips
Rescued kayaker gives safety advice.

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Watchstanding ... Navigation Rules International and Inland
Every vessel shall at all times maintain a proper lookout by sight and hearing, as well as by all available means appropriate in the prevailing circumstances and conditions, so as to make a full appraisal of the situation and of the risk of collision.

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