Submarine Channels are rivers under the sea that “are similar to land rivers, but they are formed by density currents—underwater flow mixtures of sand, mud, and water that are denser than sea water and so sink and flow along the bottom.” Recently, one found near the Black Sea has had its flow documented for the first time by a 7-metre torpedo-shaped robot submarine. If on land, the river would be the sixth largest in the world.
This is some very peaceful footage shot by Bradley Beesley, the guy who brought Okie Noodling to the world back in 2001. For those of you who are unfamiliar with noodling, it is when you fish for catfish using only your hands.
First, a squid expands its mantle—the cloak of soft muscular tissue that surrounds its body—which fills with water. Then the squid quickly contracts it to send the trapped water shooting through a flexible tube below its head, called the funnel or siphon. By changing the position of this funnel, a squid can propel itself in almost any direction. Underwater, squid use jet propulsion to pounce on swift prey and escape intimidating predators. But sometimes jetting through the currents is not enough to make a successful getaway—sometimes, a squid needs to get out of the water altogether. So they fly.
What kind of summer citizens would we be if we didn’t kick you an idea to play out your ultimate evil henchman pool fantasy? A mere 15 bucks gets you some floatage, sun protection, and an infinite-capacity water cannon, all wrapped in a giant shark head. Get the Banzai Battle Blast Shark Attack Floatie while you still have a month of summer left.
Steve Nazar is the man behind some of the greatest T-shirt Graphics and characters of all-time for T&C Surf Designs. Thrilla Gorilla, Joe Cool, Primal Pete, and the Pray For Surf Guys, all classic. I am super-psyched that Steve has made available some original drawings and prints of these graphics that were previously archived. They are affordable as well, so you should jump on over to his site to own a piece of surf history. Buy now.
Mosquito Bay boasts one of the craziest natural phenomena I’ve seen, bioluminescence.
This unique bay contains up to 720,000 single-celled bioluminescent dinoflagellates per gallon of water. These half-plant, half-animal organisms emit a flash of bluish light when agitated at night. The high concentration of these creatures (Pyrodimium bahamense) can create enough light to read a book from.
As all great natural things, this bay is in danger of being ruined by development.
An 11,303 square foot, 7 bedroom, 7 full 3 half bathroom, oceanview mansion situated on 6.6 acres in Malibu, California. It has a private beach, two pools, a tennis court…and well, you get the idea. On the market for $55 million.
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