Keyword: harbors

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  • Major, Bizarre Fish Die-Off Along Lakefront

    01/11/2011 7:17:59 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 20 replies
    CBS Chicago ^ | January 11, 2011 | STMW
    CHICAGO (STMW) – A bizarre scene is evolving on the Chicago lakefront, with Canada geese and mallard ducks gulping down dead or dying gizzard shad. A major die-off of what appears to be the 2010 class is happening in Chicago harbors. Thousands, perhaps far more than that, of dead gizzard shad in the 3- to 5-inch range are frozen in the ice of Chicago harbors or floating around in open patches of water. “Gizzard shad are pretty sensitive,’’ Lake Michigan Program biologist Dan Makauskas said. “On the toughness scale, the herrings are pretty soft.’’ Gizzard shad, members of the herring...
  • Church harbors woman facing deportation

    01/28/2008 10:20:59 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 20 replies · 702+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/28/08 | Mchael Tarm - ap
    CHICAGO - A Mexican woman says she is "picking up the torch" from another illegal resident who became a symbol for immigration reform when she took shelter in a Chicago church for a year before being deported. Flor Crisostomo, 28, who paid a smuggler to drive her across the U.S. border in 2000, spurned a deportation order Monday and moved into Adalberto United Methodist Church. Crisostomo hopes her actions send a message similar to Elvira Arellano, who became a beacon of hope for millions of illegal immigrants and a lightning rod for those who saw her brazen refusal to leave...
  • Charting The Past: Surveys Map Two Lost Harbors Of Phoenicia

    01/31/2006 12:01:24 PM PST · by blam · 6 replies · 420+ views
    Science News Online ^ | 1-28-2006 | Sid Perkins
    Charting the Past: Surveys map two lost harbors of Phoenicia Sid Perkins By analyzing long tubes of sediment drilled from locations in and around the Mediterranean ports of Tyre and Sidon, scientists have discovered the locations of the harbors from which legions of ancient Phoenician mariners set sail. Tyre and Sidon, located in what is now Lebanon, were the two most important city-states of Phoenicia, a trading empire founded more than 3,000 years ago. Although archaeologists knew much about the two cities and Phoenician civilization, they have long debated the sizes and locations of the ancient harbors, says Christophe Morhange,...
  • Geoscience Rediscovers Phoenicia's Buried Harbors

    01/06/2006 2:55:18 PM PST · by blam · 14 replies · 618+ views
    Physorg ^ | 1-6-2006
    Geoscience rediscovers Phoenicia's buried harbors Space and Earth science : January 05, 2006 The exact locations of Tyre and Sidon's ancient harbors, Phoenicia's two most important city-states, have attracted scholarly interest and debate for many centuries. New research reveals that the ancient basins lie buried beneath the medieval and modern city centers. A network of sediment cores have been sunk into the cities' coastal deposits and studied using high-resolution geoscience techniques to elucidate how, where, and when Tyre and Sidon's harbors evolved since their Bronze Age foundations. In effect, ancient port basins are rich geological archives replete with information on...
  • The Ice Cometh, Man (small coastal harbors freeze over)

    01/24/2003 5:03:33 AM PST · by NewHampshireDuo · 17 replies · 394+ views
    Portland Press Herald (Maine) ^ | 01/24/03 | Ted Cohen
    KENNEBUNKPORT — In his 15 years as harbormaster, Dave Billings can count on one hand the times Cape Porpoise has frozen over. He added Thursday to that short list. "Is this cold weather normal?" Billings asked from his usual perch on the cold wooden pier. "I don't think so. In a normal winter, we have some skim ice, but this? This is a real cold snap."So cold, in fact, that many of the 52 lobster boats anchored in Cape Porpoise were frozen in place Thursday morning after yet another night of sub-zero cold.Because of the prolonged cold weather, some Maine...