Water Safety Tip of the Week #5

Use Sunscreen and Drink Water: Everyone loves a sunny day, but exposure to the sun affects your body. Without sunscreen, you can be seriously burned. The sun’s rays can also cause life-long skin damage and skin cancer. To protect yourself always choose “broad spectrum” sunscreen rated from 15 to 50 SPF, or clothing that covers […]

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July 19, 2019

Water Safety Tip of the Week #4

Check with the Lifeguards: Lifeguards work continually to identify hazards that might affect you. They can advise you on the safest place to swim, as well as places to avoid. They want you to have a safe day. Talk to them when you first arrive at the beach and ask them for their advice. Source: […]

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July 12, 2019

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Water Safety Tip of the Week #3

Swim with a Buddy: Many drownings involve single swimmers. When you swim with a buddy, if one of you has a problem, the other may be able to help, including signaling for assistance from others. At least have someone onshore watching you. Source: www.usla.org

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July 6, 2019

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Water Safety Tip of the Week #2

Swim Near a Lifeguard: USLA statistics over a ten year period show that the chance of drowning at a beach without lifeguard protection is almost five times as great as drowning at a beach with lifeguards. USLA has calculated the chance that a person will drown while attending a beach protected by USLA affiliated lifeguards […]

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June 28, 2019

Water Safety Tip of the Week #1

General Information on Drowning Drowning is the third leading cause of accidental death in the United States and the second leading cause of accidental death for persons aged 5 to 44. For children in the one to two year age range, drowning is the leading cause of injury death. In some states, like California, Florida, […]

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June 21, 2019

Behind the Film ‘Part of Water,’ a Retrospective on the Only U.S. Lifeguard to Lose His Life on Duty

WEDNESDAY MAY 15, 2019 Dylan Heyden Associate Editor STAFF On July 6th, 2014, Newport Beach lifeguard Ben Carlson responded to a call about a man in distress as 10-to-12-foot waves pounded the Southern California beach town. Carlson was a waterman of the highest order, but, for reasons that to this day remain elusive, Carlson never surfaced […]

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May 15, 2019

What to expect from the 2019 hurricane season

El Niño conditions could cancel out the effects of a warming Atlantic. By Ula Chrobak 5/6/2019 at 2:30pm Deposit Photos Compared to last year’s devastating Atlantic hurricane season, it seems this year’s will be a bit of a reprieve. According to the Weather Company’s forecast, released Monday, we’ll have a “slightly less active” Atlantic hurricane season […]

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May 7, 2019

Dead whale washes ashore in Westhampton, conservation group says

By Deon J. Hampton deon.hampton@newsday.com @deonjhampton Updated May 5, 2019 6:39 PM A humpback whale washed ashore and was found dead at the oceanside beach of Cupsogue Beach County Park in Westhampton early Sunday. A team from the Atlantic Marine Conservation Society arrived around 12:15 p.m. for an assessment, society officials said. A biologist is expected to […]

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May 6, 2019

Cuomo signs NY offshore drilling ban alongside Billy Joel

Posted: Apr 29, 2019 3:17 PM EDT Updated: Apr 29, 2019 6:17 PM EDT JONES BEACH – Gov. Andrew Cuomo was surrounded Monday by musician Billy Joel and Nassau and Suffolk officials as he signed a bill to protect New York waterways. “No how, no way are you going to drill off the coast of […]

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April 30, 2019

The #1 source of plastic trash in our oceans? Cigarette butts.

Ocean Conservancy has collected more than 60 million butts since the ’80s. DEREK BERES19 September, 2018 Cigarette butts outnumber plastic bottles and grocery bags. The toxins from the butts are eaten by fish, which end up back inside of our bodies. Stricter legislation is the only way to solve this problem. Tossing a cigarette butt […]

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April 24, 2019