UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development

Photo: Henrik Johansson, Great Ocean Road The United Nations has proclaimed a Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021-2030) to support efforts to reverse the cycle of decline in ocean health and gather ocean stakeholders worldwide behind a common framework that will ensure ocean science can fully support countries in creating improved conditions for …

Niagara Falls

Photo: Ken Lund, Maid of the Mist Wikipedia: Niagara Falls is three waterfalls that straddle the international border between the Canadian province of Ontario and the US state of New York. They form the southern end of the Niagara Gorge. Elsewhere on the Web https://www.niagarafallsusa.com https://www.niagarafallstourism.com niagarafallsupclose.com niagara-power-vista Photos Artwork Wikipedia Niagara Falls Planeta.com USA …

Chesapeake Bay

Postcards: Chesapeake Bay Bridge, linking western and eastern shores of Maryland Chesapeake Bay, an estuary in Virginia and Maryland. Headlines Researchers study largest impact crater in the US, buried for 35 million years Elsewhere on the Web nps.gov/chba/index.htm chesapeakebay.net visitmaryland.org/places-to-go/chesapeake-bay virginia.org/regions/ChesapeakeBay App – FWS Fort McHenry National Monument Photos Wikipedia Chesapeake Bay Planeta.com Estuary Virginia …

Seas

Photo: Tasman Sea Sea = Smaller, partly landlocked sections of the ocean and certain large, entirely landlocked, saltwater lakes, such as the Caspian Sea and the Dead Sea Examples The Caspian Sea is the world’s largest inland body of water, variously classed as the world’s largest lake or a full-fledged sea. The Dead Sea is …

Estuary

Buzzwords Wikipedia: An estuary is a partly enclosed coastal body of brackish water with one or more rivers or streams flowing into it, and with a free connection to the open sea Elsewhere on the Web Estuary Facts – NOAA Soundsurvey.org.uk http://www.soundsurvey.org.uk/index.php/tidal-thames/rachel-lichtenstein New Zealand https://www.doc.govt.nz/nature/habitats/estuaries/our-estuaries The #OurEstuaries community resource will help you explore and learn …

Baltimore’s Trash Wheels

Logo Baltimore – Introducing the Trash Wheels. Mr. Trash Wheel, officially called the Inner Harbor Water Wheel, is a trash interceptor, a vessel that removes trash from the Jones Falls river as it empties into the Inner Harbor. Two additional “members” of the Trash Wheel “family” have since been added to patrol the Inner Harbor; …

Ningaloo Marine Park

Photo: Michael Safe, Reef Ningaloo Reef has gained an impressive reputation as one of Earth’s last ocean paradises. Take a dive with hundreds of tropical fish, colorful coral and the world’s biggest fish, the whale shark. The Ningaloo Marine Park stretches 260km from Bundegi Reef near the town of Exmouth to Amherst Point near Coral …

Ganges

Photo: NASA Marshall The Ganges is a trans-boundary river of Asia which flows through the nations of India and Bangladesh. The 2,525 km (1,569 mi) river rises in the western Himalayas in the Indian state of Uttarakhand, and flows south and east through the Gangetic Plain of North India into Bangladesh, where it empties into …

Mangrove Day

Poster July 26 is the International Day for the Conservation of the Mangrove Ecosystem (Día internacional de conservación del ecosistema de manglares). Hashtags: #MangroveDay #DíaDelManglar Key Links https://en.unesco.org/commemorations/mangroveday Did you know? Mangroves are extraordinary ecosystems, located at the interface of land and sea in tropical regions, which offer a considerable array of ecosystem goods and services. Although they are …

Hoover Dam

Photo: James Marvin Phelps, Light Traffic The Bureau of Reclamation has conducted tours through the Hoover Dam (also known as Boulder Dam, particularly to locals) and power plant since 1937. Today, nearly 1,000,000 visitors a year take the tour, even more visit the Lake Mead National Recreation Area, some 145,000 acres created as a result …