After being fitted for wetsuits, personal flotation devices and helmets, we walk down a dirt path to the ocean. "Everyone ready?" the guide asks. "Just remember to stay on the barnacles. The rocks are slippery but the barnacles are your friends." I tighten the shoelaces on my sneakers and follow the others down the slippery rocks.
When entering Maine, motorists are greeted with a sign: "The way life should be." Indeed.
According to a new report, less than 1% of the highly migratory sharks reported caught in the Atlantic Ocean are protected from overfishing. That's a heck of a lot of neglected sharks.
If you're lucky and savvy you can have a bargain adventure as the crew paints and otherwise spiffs up the vessel around you.
Rick has suggested we sing to attract the whales because whales also sing. It's not easy to carry a tune when you have a snorkel in your mouth, but I hum "Amazing Grace."
On Wednesday, February 9, President Obama recognized the 28 men who died when Texas Tower No. 4, located 85 miles southeast of New York City, colla...
We don't know how many there are, where they're heading, or even how to safeguard them. Getting this data is absolutely critical and should be a priority for the state going forward.
Russia recently launched the first of what it says will be many floating nuclear plants that it will moor off its coastline and sell to nations around the world.
Last week's column on the gut-clenching KFC Double Down got me thinking. What else can you shove into your body if you really despise yourself? Shall we list a few?
Robust populations of bluefin tuna mean increased overall benefits to us in the form of healthy oceans, food, recreation, and jobs. But as of yesterday, the annihilation of the northern bluefin tuna reached its final phase.
Here's the bad news about the quiet, almost peaceful hurricane season in 2009: Right away, people start thinking this is the norm. They start to relax and maybe even make fun of hurricanes.
"Seasickness is mostly mind over matter," said Capt. Joe, adding that he used to get sick as a boy when he went on fishing trips with his father and uncles. "You grow out of it."
A national ocean policy will help New York, the East Coast and the entire country better address all of these issues that affect its ocean and its Great Lakes resources.
I'm a New Jersey resident who recently returned from a conference in California, and I'm here to report some surprising similarities and differences b...
Today at noon I will witness the dawning of an important new council dedicated to protecting our precious and threatened Atlantic Ocean: the Governors' Mid-Atlantic Regional Council on Oceans.