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Friday, December 14, 2018

Ocean sunfish

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on November 24, 2015

temperate and tropical marine waters worldwide. mollusks, and small fish. chopped off. bones and the caudal fin is almost vestigial. almost all of the animal’s propulsive power. The small pectoral fins serve as stabilizers. claw-like teeth. bladders.

USS Simpson

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on November 20, 2015

RADM Rodger W. signing of the instrument of surrender. The Oliver Hazard Perry-class vessel was commissioned in 1985. disaster. Iran-Iraq War. Gulf. encountered the Iranian Kaman Class missile patrol boat Joshan. and then launched a Harpoon ship-to-ship missile. Standard ship-to-ship missile.

Perejil Island

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on November 17, 2015

portion of the Mediterranean Sea, 600 feet off the coast of Morocco. It has no permanent human population. vegetation and minimal fresh water. graze. measurable economic value. value lies in its history and competing national pride. offensive against Muslim invaders. the east and undefended.

Humboldt squid

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on November 13, 2015

The Humboldt squid is a large predatory squid. an additional two or more feet. only one to two years. and two slightly longer tentacles. around each sucker. the prey, and pulls it toward the sharp beak at the mouth. the piece, and then grabs another until the flesh is fully consumed.

KMS Admiral Graf Spee

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on November 10, 2015

was laid down is 1932. long tons light load and over 16,000 long tons full load). guns. its eight diesel engines, it could reach a speed of 28 knots. out-run. commonly referred to as a pocket battleship. radar. support for General Franco’s Nationalist faction.

Channel Islands

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on November 6, 2015

English Channel, physically much closer to France than to Great Britain. numerous islets and rocks. era. the tenth century BC until the Roman era. relocated to England with William the Conqueror in 1066. the Channel Islands were retained by the British Crown. Elizabeth II. Bailiwick of Guernsey.

Tawny nurse shark

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on November 3, 2015

Indo-Pacific region. hunter, spending its daytime inside submarine caves and under ledges. shark have been observed in and near the caldera of submarine volcanoes. It grows up to ten feet in length. coloration. paler. particularly in the dorsal area. first dorsal fin is larger than the second.

Liverpool Old Dock

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on October 30, 2015

about the same time. south of Liverpool. the construction of the world’s first wet dock. unlading of ships slow. situation, the City hired Mr. Liverpool Pool (Mersey estuary). reaches were closed and partially filled in. Work started in 1709 and was completed on 31 August 1715.

Out of the Eye … and Staying There

Posted to Global Maritime Analysis with Joseph Keefe (by Joseph Keefe) on October 27, 2015

I have never been in a hurricane. That’s a fact. Actually, my wife likes to say that whenever there is any kind of natural disaster, I’m typically nowhere to be found. And, when I think about it, I realize that she is right. Whether by accident or by design…

USCGC Healy

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on October 27, 2015

1997. it is named in honor of Revenue Cutter Service Captain Michael A. the USRC Chandler, USRC Thomas Corwin, and USRC Bear. crews. availability for Alaska natives. homeport of Seattle. 16,000 ton vessel is rated as a medium icebreaker. four-blade propellers to a maximum speed of 17 knots.

Maritime Training 5 Years From Now

Posted to Maritime Training Issues with Murray Goldberg (by Murray Goldberg) on October 26, 2015

Blog Notifications: For the latest maritime training articles, visit our company blog here. You can receive notifications of new articles on our company blog by following the blog.Maritime Mentoring: International Maritime Mentoring Community - Find a Mentor…

Pinna nobilis

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on October 23, 2015

in the Mediterranean Sea. at depths ranging from two to two hundred feet. height. threads. the byssus gland and can reach over two inches in length. nacre (mother-of-pearl). to turn it a golden color, and woven into a cloth called sea silk. commands a high price. nobility.

Abalone

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on October 20, 2015

tropical and temperate coastal waters virtually worldwide. seaweed and algae. between five and twelve inches in diameter. edible. waste, and discharge of water that has passed through the gill chamber. (mother-of-pearl). tentacles. arranged around the foot. rear. and the mouth.

Ditching at sea 16 October 1956

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on October 16, 2015

October 1956. and reporting those reading back to shore. casualty in the vicinity. opportunity to see action during World War II. Long Beach, California. law enforcement patrols. was its turn to serve at Ocean Station November. 6 was making a scheduled around-the-world passenger flight.

Pelagic Sargassum Habitat Restricted Area

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on October 13, 2015

Sargassum is a genus of brown seaweed. tropical and temperate marine waters. But there are two species (S. natans and S. vegetatively and never attaching to the seafloor. while still attached to the parent. an independent life. water column.

USLHS Light Vessel 71

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on October 9, 2015

action. due to its humanitarian service. originally intended to serve at Overfall Shoal in Delaware Bay. in need of repair, though, so Light Vessel 71 was reassigned. its tenure at Diamond Shoals. each time regained its station unassisted. the US Navy. fitted with a special submersible mooring buoy.

Solving Tomorrow’s Workforce Crisis – Today

Posted to Global Maritime Analysis with Joseph Keefe (by Joseph Keefe) on October 8, 2015

This year’s North American World Maritime Day at the MITAGS facility in Linthicum Heights, MD notably featured the ‘big three’ of the domestic maritime policy, regulatory and legislative sectors – all on one day.Linthicum Heights, MD: On Tuesday, U.S.

Placozoa

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on October 6, 2015

known animals ever and may well be the most primitive extant animal. (0.000984 inches). stomach, no eyes, and no brain (resembling some politicians). front or back, no left or right. the smallest amount of DNA ever measured in an animal. different types in three distinct layers. cell types.

Spotted handfish

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on October 2, 2015

near Hobart, Tasmania. preferring coarse to fine sand habitats. It is cream in color, with numerous dusky spots or stripes. inches. using its highly adapted pectoral fins. rather than fingers. with close-set, non-overlaying scales. prey. shellfish, shrimp, and worms found on or near the bottom.

Brittle star

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on September 29, 2015

related to the starfish, which it superficially resembles. reach up to two feet in length. in feeding. depths. shallow water to depths of up to 6,000 feet. during the day. the brittle star is sharply distinct from the arms. including the organs of reproduction, digestion, and respiration.