Tag: Places

Natural History / Natural History - 7 years ago

Do the Great Lakes have tides?

View of the Holland, Michigan water level and meteorological station, located at the entrance to Macatawa Bay. Historic water level data has been collected in this vicinity since 1894. True tides—changes in water level caused by the gravitatio...

Natural History / Natural History - 7 years ago

What is a marine national monument?

Coral and Ulua found in the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument. Coral reefs found in Papahānaumokuākea are home to over 7,000 marine species, one quarter of which are found only in the Hawaiian Archipelago. Marine monuments and nationa...

Natural History / Natural History - 7 years ago

What threats do seabirds face?

In California, frequent human-caused disturbances to seabirds include low-flying aircraft, close approaches by motorized and non-motorized boats, humans on foot, and general ocean and coastal users. In California, for example, nesting and migr...

Natural History / Natural History - 7 years ago

What is NERRS?

Great Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve is located on the New Hampshire and Maine border. National Estuarine Research Reserves serve as "living laboratories," with opportunities for both scientists and graduate students to conduct resear...

Natural History / Natural History - 8 years ago

What is the Bermuda Triangle?

This map shows the general location of the infamous Bermuda Triangle. For decades, the Atlantic Ocean’s fabled Bermuda Triangle has captured the human imagination with unexplained disappearances of ships, planes, and people. Some speculate tha...

Natural History / Natural History - 8 years ago

What is the smallest ocean?

A polar bear walks on the frozen surface of the Arctic Ocean. The freezing environment provides a home for a diverse range of creatures. With an area of about 5.4 million square miles, the Arctic Ocean is about 1.5 times as big as the United S...

Natural History / Natural History - 8 years ago

What is maritime heritage?

The study of maritime heritage resources may include photo-documentation and archaeological site plans. Maritime heritage includes not only physical resources such as historic shipwrecks and prehistoric archaeological sites, but also archival...