2018 Junior Lifeguards Week #2

Week #2 … recap We have two Saturdays to go (7/21/18 and 7/28/18) the training is going to start at 10:05 AM and conclude at 11:00 AM. The sessions are free. Parents should arrive at 9:45 AM and fill out a waiver. Without a waiver, your child cannot participate in the S.P.J.L.P. One of the […]

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July 14, 2018

2018 Junior Lifeguards Week #1

Each Saturday, (7/14/18, 7/21/18 and 7/28/18) the training is going to start at 10:05 AM and conclude at 11:00 AM. The sessions are free. Parents should arrive at 9:45 AM and fill out a waiver. Without a waiver, your child cannot participate in the S.P.J.L.P. Week #1 Introduction: beach safety 1K beach run, three dunnies […]

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July 8, 2018

Heat exhaustion or heat stroke?

The heat wave is still here. Little relief is expected at night, so the effects on the human body may build up, especially targeting the young and elderly. The attached chart will help you recognize the signs of a heat related emergency. source: https://www.weather.gov

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July 3, 2018

What is a “rip current”?

Did you know? Rip currents are the DEADLIEST ocean hazzard and account for over 80% of rescues performed by lifeguards. Rip currents are powerful, narrow channels of fast-moving water that are prevalent along the East and West coasts of the U.S., as well as along the shores of gulf and the Great Lakes. Moving at speeds of […]

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June 29, 2018

“Heat Wave”?

1) w18z GFS heat index outlook for Sunday, July 1st Lots of people have been asking lately, “Where is summer? It hasn’t been hot at all”…Well, buckle up because the blast furnace is about to get crankin’. It looks like things really heat up this Friday with the potential for a major heat wave across […]

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June 26, 2018

Antarctic Ice Sheet Is Melting Way Faster Than Expected, Scientists Warn

By Dominique Mosbergen The planet’s largest ice sheet is losing more than 240 billion tons of ice every year — a threefold increase from what it was less than a decade ago. The Antarctic ice sheet is melting at a faster rate than at any previously recorded time, according to a comprehensive new study. The planet’s […]

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June 13, 2018

DAMAGING BROWN TIDE EMERGES ACROSS GREAT SOUTH BAY

Early outbreak mimics timing of record-setting 2017 event Stony Brook, NY, May 29, 2018–– An intense and potentially damaging brown tide has emerged across Great South Bay on the south shore of Long Island. Monitoring by The Gobler Laboratory of Stony Brook University has revealed that a brown tide that began to develop earlier in […]

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May 30, 2018

Plastic Bag Found at the Bottom of World’s Deepest Ocean Trench

  A plastic bag floats through Manila Bay in the Philippines. PHOTOGRAPH BY RANDY OLSON, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC Even one of the most remote places on Earth couldn’t hide from the scourge of plastic trash. By Sarah Gibbens The Mariana Trench—the deepest point in the ocean—extends nearly 36,000 feet down in a remote part of the […]

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May 12, 2018