Sunday, December 4, 2016

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OUR PHILOSOPHY:   We  are an encyclopedic treatment of all things maritime from professional advancement in the naval or Merchant Marine Professions to recreational sailing and paddle sports. Each of our "special interest sections" starts with a basic introduction to the subject then provides you with links to expert sites, reviews of books and videos of interest, links to free pertinent videos that can be viewed on line. While our staff consists of maritime professionals we don't try to duplicate or compete with older more comprehensive special interest sites. We try to help you find them and link to them instantly.  Links to free videos are for videos you can view on line via hyper link providing easy return to this site. While there are links to specialty sites all over this site, we provide below our BIG LINKS LOCKER in case you only came here looking for a link, THE  BIG LINKS LOCKER WILL TAKE YOU TO SPECIALIZED MARITIME SUBJECT MATTER LINKS ALL OVER THE INTERNET:


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UNLOCKING THE MARITIME WORLD: Our mission is literally to  unlock the maritime world by making all English language maritime data easy to find,  available, evaluated when possible, and affordable. We suggest checking our subject pages to your right first, by clicking on the subject section most like your particular interest.  If that doesn't answer your question come back here and click any of the "super links" below that appear most appropriate, the broadest and most general is hyper linked just below. This is an entire web site of nothing but links to maritime websites and blogs of every description.


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Friday, December 2, 2016

NASA BREAKS RANKS ON CLIMATE CHANGE

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 The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has broken ranks with most of the Federal agencies and now runs the risk of being labeled a "Climate Change Denier", an accusation that certain elements in the Democratic party wanted to make a criminal offense not long ago.. In the space game there is little room for error, supposition, or sloppy math. NASA may not be in the climate / weather prediction business like NOAA but does launch weather satellites, and must engage in long term and expensive planning of things like launch and support sites, and space ports. The things that NASA does are expensive, but often viewed as a luxury / status item by many tax payers and their elected representatives. NASA can't afford to waste money. Should the space facility at Cape Canaveral be moved since some in the climate change camp predict that it will be submerged in ten years? Should sea level monitoring satellite systems become a top priority, virtually an emergency funded program as the climate alarmists urge? NASA took a long hard look, while being bombarded with the Obama Administration's hard line on man caused catastrophic climate change, swallowed hard....and broke ranks.. 

 The "debate", if one could actually call this propaganda campaign over Man-made Climate Change, aka Anthropogenic Global Warming, a "debate", has been raging for decades now. The mainstream media has reported for a generation a bogus "consensus" among "97% of climate scientist" that "global warming is real and caused by human activity." For the Obama administration and other globalists this appeal to scientific "consensus" is cited as justification for their call to criminalize "climate -deniers", a term of their own invention for anyone who wants to see real data. For years now data has been stacking up that throws cold water on the supposed scientific "consensus". Unfortunately, if a scientists worked for a university receiving major Federal funding or for a Federal agency any deviation from the the approved position could be a career killing utterance. But NASA has decisions to make that are impacted by climate, and a scientific reputation to protect. So even with the Obama administration and PC police still in office, the agency recently broke ranks:  
 Below are a few quotes from the ETF NEWS story on the recent NASA announcements titled "

NASA Drops Global Warming BOMBSHELL, Liberals In Panic Mode As Scam Exposed

"Unfortunately, government-funded science is not infallible, and does not always follow the same methodology. Different studies can produce wildly different results, and discoveries previously thought to be inarguable are often revealed to be false after new information comes to light."

"When it comes to man-made climate change, we must factor in that the issue has been incredibly politicized. When you mix divisive politics and government funding in with science, you can expect that the findings will not always be accurate."

"With the issue of climate change, the incredible amount of money and power at stake also plays into the equation. From the earliest days of research on the “Greenhouse Effect”, there have been profound implications for the global economy, and particularly for the nations deemed to be the worst polluters. The idea of financially penalizing industrialized nations, through carbon credits and other schemes, has been part of the global warming cause since the beginning."

The new data that has emerged from NASA satellite measurements, tells us that mainstream science may have gotten this issue totally wrong. What they have reported as human-caused climate change could actually turn out to be just the effects of one of the strongest El Nino systems we’ve seen in decades."

"From 1998 to 2013, global temperatures were relatively stable, with no major increases measured. The models developed by the experts in the field had failed, casting doubt on their methodologies. The response from the mainstream scientific community was to develop new models, and introduce new variables, in order to generate an explanation for the slowdown."

READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE @:

http://endingthefed.com/nasa-drops-global-warming-bombshell-liberals-in-panic-mode-as-scam-exposed.html#.WD9Odo9DPn4.twitter

Monday, November 28, 2016

MONSTER FISH VIDEO

GOLIATH GROUPER and some other nice fish, but you gotta see this giant Grouper  

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 Watch this is will redefine your ideas of "serious fishing"

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Friday, November 18, 2016

NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN OCEAN MAPPING AND DATA DISPLAY / ANALYSIS

Mapping The Ocean With Three Dimensions Of Data

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"This month, 50 years of data collected from oceans around the world -- salinity, temperature, oxygen levels and nutrients, mapped by location and depth -- was released to the public along with tools to help researchers make better use of the data."

"Working number of government agencies, including the U.S. Geological Survey and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, geospatial data company Esri mapped 37 physically and chemically distinct volumetric regions or ecological marine units (EMUs) that provide a 3-D perspective of the ocean's complexity. READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE @ GCN

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NAVIGATION: and CARTOGRAPHY PAGE 

https://gcn.com/articles/2016/11/15/ocean-mapping-emu.aspx

SEAFLOOR RISES LIKE A WALL ON A NEW ZEALAND BEACH, SO FAST SEAWEED AND LOBSTER WERE STILL CLINGING TO THE TOP

INSTANT SEAFLOOR RISE:

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 Recently earth quakes rocked New Zealand, one result was a dramatic nearly instantenous rise in the sea floor near a particular beach resulting in what almost looks like a man made wall. The formation is actually a piece of the seafloor that rose so suddenly that when photographers arrived within a day or so of its appearance there was green seaweed rooted on the top which once was bouyant and moved erect with the waves and was now hanging down on the wall like formation like wet hair. even more strange some crab and lobster like creatures remained alive among the still wet seaweed. The sudden appearance of these wall like formations are not unheard of in active earth quake zones. Many can be observed on dry land though their wall like appearance is often softened by erosion over the years and vegetation. These features are called ESCAEPMENTS . Click on the word to learn more about them. 
 What's truly unusual about this most recently appearing escarpment is its origin on the seafloor and the recency of its appearance with its oceanic biota still clinging. We often speak of geologic time as if geologic events always unfolded at a snail's pace. Most people can make the exception for the occasional volcanic eruption, but vulcanism isn't the only instant geological change. Check the link below to read more about the recent New Zealand event and see images from the beach. 


http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/technology/earthquake-in-new-zealand-lifts-bizarre-sea-wall-up-to-land/ar-AAkt6qj?li=BBnbcA1&ocid=wispr

Monday, November 14, 2016

COULD THIS BE A FEMA ASSET OR WILL IT CRUISE AGAIN OR HEAD FOR THE SCRAP HEAP

Exploring Decaying SS United States Ocean Liner https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fxIgkgBbpQg

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SS UNITED STATES FROM A POST CARD SOLD ABOARD (Public Domain, Date Unknown) 

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 I've long had a lage model of the SS UNITED STATES that I used in teaching marine nomenclature to admiralty law studdents. The ship was a classic, but now is in a state of delapadation in Phildelphia. It is presently owned by a preservation society but Crystal Cruises has an option on it and if after a nine month feasibility study just announced Crystal may return the ship in a renovated and updated version to passenger service as a cruise ship. The necessity to hire foreign flagged cruise ships to serve as barracks for police, firefighters, some Coast Guard employees and other first responders in the wake of Katrina in New Orleans drives the thoughts of those who think the massive former pasenger liner perhaps should be preserved as some sort of FEMA asset for comparable recovery needs on the East and Gulf Coasts. Even if it were no longer self propelled it may be that the shell could signifigantly reduce the the over all cost of a massive barracks barge and save the US the uncertainiity of available cruise ships on the international market in the eevent of another Katrina like emergency. Additionally, if the ship could be economically converted into a barracks ship or barge the US would not be paying US emergency management funds to foreign ship owners in our times of need. In a major virtual city killing incident on our coasts, barracks for first responders and early rebuilders and services restoration personnel is critical, nothing is faster and more ready to use than ready built cruise ship or barracks barge. Follow the the link below to tour the hulk of the great ship as she exists today in November of 2016. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fxIgkgBbpQg

Then follow this link to read about her potential as a refurbished cruise ship. In either event, if she can be kept under the American Flag, or even American ownership the UNITED STATES could be a vital national asset again. 

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

THE GREAT NAMAZU PRESENTS IMPORTANT RECENT ARTICLES ON MARITIME ENGAGEMENT IN ASIA

HOW FAR WILL THE DRAGON SWIM ?

NAMAZU, FORMER JAPANESE DEMIGOD AND MARITIME CORRESPONDENT 

 Greetings Bipeds!
 In the weeks running up to Donald Trump's recent election as the 45th President of the United States Pacific region national leaders made some presumptions based on the assumed continuation of Obama policies to be carried out by his presumed surrogate Hillary Clinton, well it didn't happen. But the following links to recent posts on other sites combine to give you a picture of how the "Pivot to the Pacific" is working out today thanks to Obama and all the propaganda that convinced the world that Hillary Clinton was a shoe in for PROTUS. Japan assuming that US weakness and unreliability would continue appears to now be trying to make nice with its avowed rival China. The Dragon and Bear have committed to jointly trying to push the U.S. Navy back to Pearl Harbor. The Philippines has opted to dump its alliance with the US and seek open alliances with Russia and China. A resurgent U.S. Navy  under Donald Trump is going to cause some buyers remorse in Japan and the Philippines. Those national executives should have waited on the election results. The Bear and the Dragon will eat them.

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JAPAN NAVY CHIEF URGES RESUMPTION OF CHINA PORT VISITS

The Sino-Russian Axis

Joint naval exercises show a common strategic purpose: Push the U.S. out.

Philippines' Duterte wants to 'open alliances' with Russia, China