One Found Thing: The Wreck of the USS Nevada

One Found Thing: The Wreck of the USS Nevada

At the height of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, one Navy ship, the USS Nevada, tried to escape but did not make it out.  However, the ship was salvaged, repaired, and returned to service in World War II. It saw action on D-Day in 1944 off Normandy and the ship fought at the battles of Iwo […]

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Mallows Bay-Potomac River Proposed New Marine Sanctuary One Step Closer To Designation

Mallows Bay-Potomac River Proposed New Marine Sanctuary One Step Closer To Designation

The first new National Marine Sanctuary in many years, which will be the closest one to the nation’s Capitol, took another important step toward final approval last Friday when the final Environmental Impact Statement for the sanctuary was published in the Federal Register. 

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Shipwreck Accidentally Discovered When Testing New Equipment

Shipwreck Accidentally Discovered When Testing New Equipment

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) ocean exploration ship the Okeanos Explorer made an exciting discovery on May 16 — while conducting an “engineering dive” in the Gulf of Mexico to test new remotely operated vehicle (ROV) equipment, they found the wreck of what is likely a mid-19th-century wooden sailing vessel.

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