Caspian Sea

Wikipedia: The Caspian Sea is the largest enclosed inland body of water on Earth by area, variously classed as the world’s largest lake or a full-fledged sea. It is an endorheic basin (a basin without outflows) located between Europe and Asia. It is bounded by Kazakhstan to the northeast, Russia to the northwest, Azerbaijan to …

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 …

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 …

Microburst

Buzzwords Microburst = a sudden, powerful, localized air current, especially a downdraft Headlines henderson-officials-calculating-damages Embedded Tweets ANATOMY OF A MICROBURST This storm was the PERFECT example of a microburst. Sudden downward deluge of rain and powerful wind, fueled by evaporative cooling. This image was sent in by a former meteorologist here from today's storm! #VegasWeather …

Ocean

Photo: Goddard Space Flight Center, Pacific In a sense, there is only one ocean covering 72% of the planet. One planet, one ocean. That said five oceanic divisions are usually reckoned: Pacific, Atlantic, Indian, Arctic, and Southern; the last two listed are sometimes consolidated into the first three. What’s most important to note is that …

Rogue River

Photo: Stacy Johnson, BLM, Summer Weeding Trip Wikipedia: The Rogue River in southwestern Oregon in the United States flows about 215 miles (346 km) in a generally westward direction from the Cascade Range to the Pacific Ocean. Known for its salmon runs, whitewater rafting, and rugged scenery, it was one of the original eight rivers …

SevenSeas Media

Elsewhere on the Web SEVENSEAS Media – https://sevenseasmedia.org – promotes marine conservation through community engagement, online media, and ecotourism, with readers in 174 countries. Started as a project of The Ocean Foundation, SevenSeas Media works toward a shared goal of reversing the trend of destruction of ocean environments around the world and expanding ocean literacy. SEVENSEAS …

Water

Photo: UNDP in Europe and Central Asia, Blyde River Canyon Sunset Water = a colorless, transparent, odorless, tasteless liquid that forms the seas, lakes, rivers, and rain and is the basis of the fluids of living organisms. Celebrations February 2 World Wetlands Day World Wetlands Day is February 2 March 22 World Water Day June …

World Oceans Day

June 8 is World Oceans Day. Hashtags: #WorldOceansDay, #DíaMundialdelosOceanos Translating: World Oceans Day Spanish: Día Mundial de los Océanos French: Journée mondiale des océans German: Welttag der Ozeane About the Day World Oceans Day is celebrated every June 8. It has been celebrated unofficially since its original proposal in 1992 by Canada’s International Centre for …