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Fishery linked to climate change

A new climate/population model developed by NOAA scientists to study rising ocean temperatures and fishing rates on one East Coast fish population could also forecast the impact of climate change and fishing on other fisheries.

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Avoid the pitfalls of buying a used boat

In recreational boating today it's a buyers market and used boats represent great value. "It's harder ... to walk away from a boat that pulls at your heartstrings - but may have skeletons hiding in the closet such as a cloudy title or other issues," says BoatU.S. vice president of boat finance Charm Addington, who heads the association's settlement service.

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As oyster war heats up, a crackdown on poachers

The first time there was a war over the Chesapeake Bay's oysters - in the 1800s - it started because there were so many of the shellfish. For a share of the fortune on the bay's floor, watermen fought police and one another with rifles and cannons.

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One of only four ‘flying boats’ on display

Visitors to a Madison Avenue sculpture garden in New York will be able to view a rare, nearly 100-year-old "flying boat" that had once been displayed at the Western Reserve Historical Society.

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Coast Guard names first Sentinel-class cutter

Coast Guard officials announced March 19 that the first Sentinel-class cutter will bear the name Bernard C. Webber in honor of the legendary Coast Guard member.

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