Marine Trivia

Marine Trivia
Southern Boating is your source for all things boating and marine. As any well-salted cruiser will tell you, the seas are full of fun facts, miscellaneous trivia and interesting ephemera. As the saying goes, the captain cannot be concerned with the minutiae of shipboard frivolities. But we can. Check back often for more Marine Trivia.
how deep is the ocean

How Deep is the Ocean?

Just how deep is the ocean? Deep. The ocean contains 95% of living space on the planet but is woefully under-explored. This remains true despite the vital functions...
common nautical phrases

Common Nautical Phrases

Common Nautical Phrases Do you know the origins behind common nautical phrases like ‘cup of Joe’? What about ‘as the crow flies’? ‘Shake a leg’? It...
Nassau Groupers

Mating Season for Groupers

They do WHAT during the full moon?  Every year from November to March, Nassau Grouper spawn (mate) during the Full Moon.  A spawning aggregation site may...
The origins of port and starboard

Why does Port mean Left?

The origins of port and starboard If you are an ardent boater or frequent guest of anyone who owns a boat, you become exposed to...
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Best Boat Quotes

Best Boat Quotes Here at Southern Boating, we appreciate witty sentences worthy of repeating. The following is a list of our best boat quotes about boating,...
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