More than 300 sharks in western Australia are now tweeting when they get too close to shore. Government researchers have tagged 338 sharks with acoustic transmitters that monitor where the animals are, according to a report on National Public Radio. When they get too close to shore, they send alerts via Twitter. The effort is…more
Miscellaneous news about the marine industry.
Rhodes Communications, an international public relations and marketing services company based in Norfolk, Va., is celebrating its 30th year in business this month.
The man who caused a fatal lake crash that killed two Georgia brothers was acquitted of vehicular homicide charges Thursday afternoon. Paul Bennett was found guilty of boating under the influence, reckless operation of a vessel and failure to render aid in the crash that killed the Prince brothers in June 2012, according to the…more
Engel USA appointed Michael Dixon as vice president of business development. He will be responsible for sales and marketing, including strategic planning and forecasting and management of the company’s domestic and international sales efforts, as well as the planning and execution of marketing programs. Engel makes refrigerator freezers and high-performance coolers. Dixon joins Engel, which…more
Eleven-time NBA championship coach Phil Jackson and his fiancee, Los Angeles Lakers executive vice president Jeanie Buss, will serve as grand marshals for the Marina del Rey (Calif.) Holiday Boat Parade. The couple will ride on the boat Pastabilities from 6-8 p.m. Dec. 14 at the 51st annual Marina del Rey Holiday Boat Parade. “Jeanie…more
The U.S. economy added 204,000 jobs in October and the unemployment rate edged up to 7.3 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics said today. The job total was up 41,000 from the government’s revised September figure of 163,000. Reuters reported that the October data suggested the partial federal government shutdown had less of an…more
Ted Hood was a passionate sailor who won the America’s Cup on Courageous in 1974 and parlayed his love of the sport into a 64-year career as a sailmaker, boatbuilder, boat and rigging designer, spar maker and innovator.
The only consecutive two-nighter during our 10-day tour is in Santa Fe, N.M., which was a great choice by our ride route planner and Regal regional sales manager Jim Krueger.
Selling skeptical consumers on the tangible benefits of eco-friendly products is a challenge As Greenpeace says, “green is the new black.” But that concept might be taking a back seat to a growing mistrust of environmentally friendly claims and a perception that green products are less effective than their traditional — and cheaper — counterparts.…more
A former colleague recalls the days when Charlie Strang, now 91, ran a thriving outboard company Charles D. “Charlie” Strang, former No. 2 executive at Mercury Marine under Carl Kiekhaefer and later chairman and CEO of Outboard Marine Corp., is an industry icon second to none. And what’s amazing is that at 91 he’s still…more