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  • 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...
  • Hidden ocean over 100 miles underneath the water
    Hidden ocean: Secret ocean under Earth's crust, 400 miles down is water within
    A hidden ocean has been recently discovered underneath the Earth’s crust. This secret ocean may not be one that needs to be added to the world map, but it does reinforce the theory that our water all over the globe originated over 400 of...
  • Sea Isle Police
    Sea Isle City police arrest couple for sex in the surf: Onlookers watch couple
    Police in Sea Isle City, New Jersey arrested a couple who decided to use the ocean as their bedroom and the waves as their sheets. A pair of hot and bothered thrill seekers took their desires for each other into the surf, and in front of gathering...
  • Ocean Boulevard - Peachy Keen Perfume
    San Diego perfumer debuts Coronado-inspired scent
    World traveler, teacher, perfumer, business owner are just a few of the titles that Virginia-bred, Coronado-based, Jeanette Price, creator and owner of Peachy Keen Perfume, can call her own. She has been crafting artisan scents and approving final...
  • Fin whale see from air
    Dead fin whale washes up on the shores of Point Loma
    Scientists in San Diego have a dilemma on their hands: what to do with a dead male fin whale that washed up near the Point Loma Wastewater Treatment Plant. The 50 foot long dead whale was spotted by people working at the plant and a passerby on...
  • Down the Shore/Patriotic Pails
    Nancy Tuttle's Jersey Shore
    You can almost smell the sea air and feel the sun on your shoulders. Nancy Tuttle's paintings of the Jersey Shore are infused with sand, sea water and a happy feeling of being there.After 25 years spent teaching writing, reading and art...
  • Let's save the endangered species of the ocean
    Let's save the endangered species of the ocean
    May 16, 2014 has come and gone but one of the main highlights of the day should always be in our hearts and our minds, as avid divers and ocean lovers alike. Endangered Species Day was on May 16th.As John C. Sawhill once said, "A society is...
  • Waves of change
    Teaching our children (and ourselves) to cope in the midst of change
    Change, if we examine the definition it simply means to become different, or make something or somebody different. Both adults and kids are alike when it comes to familiarity, we thrive on it. We know what time we are supposed to wake up in the...