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  • Mahi-Mahi-Turtles
    Tempting turtle tidbits
    I have heard and read a lot about how bass like to eat baby turtles. Most accounts suggest that it is more than just being hungry. Bass hate them and attack them out of aggression. The reason: turtles like to rob bass nests and the bass don&rsquo...
  • When did water form on the Earth
    When did water form on the Earth
    Our planet is a water planet. We have 330 million cubic miles of it! Water covers 72 percent of our planet's surface. Every cubic mile of seawater holds over 150 million tons of minerals. On the average, rain pours down on our planet at the...
  • Watch for the manatees
    Watch for the manatees
    The water temperatures in South Florida may seem to be a bit cooler to many of the South Florida scuba divers, but, the large creature known as the manatee, a mostly herbivorous marine mammal, finds our water temps to be quite comfortable in the...
  • 100-year-old woman sees ocean for the first time: Short trip but many laughs
    100-year-old woman sees ocean for the first time: Laughs in water, brief visit
    In a moving moment, a 100-year-old woman sees the ocean for the first time and cannot believe the sight. Ms. Ruby Holt, who has spent a majority of her century-long life in Tennessee, was given the opportunity recently to visit the ocean and see...
  • 100 year old
    100-year-old woman sees the ocean for the first time
    A family trip to the beach is something that most of us take for granted, but until this month 100-year-old Ruby Holt had never even seen the ocean.The centenarian spent most of her life picking cotton on a farm in rural Tennessee and raising her...
  • Starfish
    Scientists may have solved sea star wasting mystery
    Scientists may have solved the mystery of why massive numbers of sea stars have been seen off the California coast since last year. Fortunately, San Diego only had a few instances of sea star wasting during this time. Most cases were seen north of...
  • Many things to do at Brooker Creek Preserve
    A scenic hike at Brooker Creek Preserve
    Those looking for a quiet place to take a walk willenjoy the hiking trails andEnvironmental Education Center at Brooker Creek Preservein Tarpon Springs, Florida.The award-winningBrooker Creek Preserve Environmental Education Centerlies within...
  • 2014 FAB workshop
    University of Tampa hosts the 2014 Florida Association of Benthologists workshop
    The Florida Association of Benthologists(FAB) held their annual fall taxonomic workshop at theUniversity of Tampa’s Marine Science Centerin Tampa Florida. This year’s workshop focused on two polychaete families, the Cirratulidae and...
  • Common dolphins
    San Diego's wildlife: common dolphins
    San Diego’s diverse wildlife doesn’t end at its shores. Much of the local wildlife extends far out in the oceans. There are birds and animals that live full-time out at sea and never come on shore. These include cetaceans, such as...
  • Playing with sea lions in the Galapagos.
    Google Street Views Of Oceans Are Absolutely Breathtaking
    Google Street View takes on a whole new perspective with some absolutely spectacular pictures from the ocean. Recently, Google partnered with the Catlin Seaview Survey, a group dedicated to studying coral reefs, to create amazing panoramic views...
  • Port Canaveral Boat Ramp Dedication
    State of the art boat ramp dedicated at Port Canaveral
    What once was the original cruise terminal at Port Canaveral was dedicated today as a new state of the art boat ramp. Property that old timers remember as Cruise Terminal 4 now contains an 8-lane boat ramp designed specifically to serve the...
  • Shearwaters streaming by
    Thousands of birds visit south Imperial Beach
    Visitors to the shoreline at the south end of Seacoast Drive in Imperial Beach may have noticed a certain phenomena going on during the last few days. Like La Jolla, this area has also had its share of a large anchovy population just off shore....
  • Fabien Cousteau comes to the surface from Mission 31
    Fabien Cousteau comes to the surface from Mission 31
    The last month has been quite a monumental one in the life of Fabien Cousteau, grandson of undersea ocean explorer and conservation advocate, Jacques Cousteau. Fabien has certainly stepped into his grandfather's shoes and he is just as...
  • The Heritage House
    Mendocino’s Dahlias Arrive Early This Year
    Except for a few days here and there, June gloom this year deferred to unfamiliar sunshine along the typically foggy California Coast. From Monterey to Mendocino, dahlias that usually reach peak bloom in August exploded into their extraordinary...
  • The sea turtle takes center stage on World Sea Turtle Day
    The sea turtle takes center stage on World Sea Turtle Day
    Today is World Sea Turtle Day. We honor those awkward creatures of the ocean who intrigue and entertain us on many a dive. On this particular day, June 16, 2014, we honor the sea turtle and highlight the crucial part that they play on the marine...