Under the Sea

by / on July 21, 2016 at 11:00 am / in Under the Sea

Life on the Ocean’s Rural Spaces: The Wide Open Sea

If tidepools are living in the sea’s Manhattan, and bays are the ocean’s suburbs, what’s the open sea? Well, it’s a lot like rural living. Wide-open space abounds, real estate is cheap, but finding a job can be tough. Like […]

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by / on July 1, 2016 at 5:00 am / in Under the Sea

The Sea Star Rebound

For the past two years, west coast sea kayak populations have been decimated by a phenomenon called “Sea Star Wasting Syndrome.” The culprit was a mystery for a long time. Then researchers identified a densovirus that had existed for at […]

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by / on June 23, 2016 at 11:00 am / in Under the Sea

Supersized Squids and Other Enormous Ocean Dwellers

From 40 foot cephalopods to 200 ton whales, the ocean is home to a lot of massive forms of life. Read on to learn about some of the world’s most spectacular megafauna (Moby Dick has nothing on these creatures!) Lion’s […]

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by / on June 15, 2016 at 5:00 am / in Travel and Leisure, Under the Sea

4 of the Best Caribbean Dive Destinations

Offering dramatic underwater vertical wall terrains, visibility of 100-feet or more, brilliantly colored coral, diverse sponge composites, and water temperatures consistently hovering around an ideal 83 degrees, diving in the Caribbean is about as good as it gets. When you […]

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by / on June 6, 2016 at 5:00 am / in Under the Sea

Sea Monsters from Across the World

Sure, you’ve heard of the Loch Ness Monster but how about Mokèlé-mbèmbé? Or Okanagan Lake’s Ogopogo? From seemingly benign sea serpents to creatures that belong in horror movies, we take a look at sea monsters across the world. The Loch […]

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by / on May 30, 2016 at 5:00 am / in Under the Sea

Unexpected Uses for Seaweed

What do fertilizer, ice cream and $2,000 skin balm have in common? Why, seaweed, of course! This jack-of-all-trades marine algae is more than something that washes up on shore and gets tangled in your hair. We promise you’ll never look […]

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by / on May 13, 2016 at 5:00 am / in Under the Sea

Livin’ Under the Dock of the Bay: Life in the Ocean’s Suburbia

Why do people move to the suburbs? Maybe the city’s gotten too noisy, they want to raise kids where there’s more more room for them to run around. Maybe the schools are better in the ‘burbs. Maybe city life is […]

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by / on April 19, 2016 at 5:00 am / in Under the Sea

“Flower Garden” Marine Sanctuary: Prepare To Be Amazed

While every dive is a mysterious experience, the Flower Garden Banks, or as local divers know it, the “Flower Garden”, a National Marine Sanctuary located approximately 100-miles due south of Sabine Pass in the area of Port Arthur, Texas, is […]

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by / on February 12, 2016 at 5:00 am / in From Panama Jack, Under the Sea

6 Diehard, Ocean-Dwelling Romantics

It’s an alien world down below in the ocean’s deep. There are countless species of animals living there, and potentially thousands more that remained undiscovered. In honor of Valentine’s Day, here is a list of a few of the oceans […]

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by / on January 11, 2016 at 5:00 am / in Under the Sea

The Octopus: The Most Extreme Ocean Animal

Most people are pretty familiar with the octopus. Their eight legs and a propensity for squirting ink to evade predators have made it a pretty well-known ocean species (ask any kindergartner what “O” stands for and they’ll likely either tell […]

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