National Weather Service forecasters are warning of several threats to Georgia marine interests because of Hurricane Irene. The US Coast Guard is urging shippers to use extreme caution because of possible 15-foot seas, dangerous rip currents and unusually high tides. On land, however, the Savannah area could get less than an inch of rain.
The National Trust for Historic Preservation is placing Charleston on a first-of-its-kind "Watch List" because of cruise ship tourism. The Trust says, Charleston could harm its historic character if it doesn't consider how cruise tourism changes a city's society and culture. Savannah wants to follow Charleston in luring cruise lines.
A member of the South Carolina state ports authority board is urging people not to read too much into a new pair of political appointments. South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley recently appointed two new members. Neither of them are from the Beaufort area, near Savannah.
Even though the Japanese earthquake occured on the other side of the world, it still registered as massive to Georgians monitoring the earth. One geologist on the Georgia coast says, the earthquake's massive tidal wave likewise will be measured in oceans all over the world -- if only barely.
Researchers are putting thousands of audio recordings online. Their aim is to track how language, grammar and accents change over time. The South is a treasure trove. And Georgia shares several distinctive styles.
The whale appeared to be behaving normally, but researchers say, not many whales survive such wounds. There are only about 450 right whales in existence. They give birth in southern coastal waters but often find themselves in the path of ships and fishing gear than tangles and kills them there.