Giant Lion’s Mane Jellyfish

A huge orange and red lion’s mane jellyfish somehow made its way ashore at Kayak Point in Washington as a man and his son strolled the beach.


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The lion’s mane jellyfish (Cyanea capillata) is the largest known species of jellyfish. Its range is confined to cold, boreal waters of the Arctic, northern Atlantic, and northern Pacific Oceans, seldom found farther south than 42°N latitude. Similar jellyfish, which may be the same species, are known to inhabit seas near Australia and New Zealand. The largest recorded specimen found, washed up on the shore of Massachusetts Bay in 1870, had a bell (body) with a diameter of 7 feet 6 inches (2.29 m) and tentacles 120 feet (37 m) long (Wikipedia)

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Freediving Champion Hanli Prinsloo Dedicates Her Upcoming Depth Attempts to the I Am Water Conservation Trust

freediving champion Hanli Prinsloo has decided to dedicate her upcoming depth attempts to the I Am Water Conservation Trust

Cape Town, South Africa — Freediving champion Hanli Prinsloo has decided to dedicate her upcoming depth attempts–at the world championships in Greece–to the I Am Water Conservation Trust. The foundation was started in 2010 by like-minded, passionate ocean lovers who believe that mankind and nature cannot survive without each other, and aim to share the opportunity and challenge to protect our last wilderness beneath the waves with everyone.

South Africa has one of the most spectacular and diverse coastlines in the world, yet very few South Africans have access to this magnificent aquatic wilderness. The Trust is committed to sharing total ocean submersion with as many of their countrymen and women as they can. To hear, read or see a picture of the beauty and devastation of the ocean environment can never replace the personal transformation of putting on a mask and fins, taking one breath and experiencing the salty majesty of the ocean, the strength of the currents, the playfulness of a dolphin or the curiosity of a seal.

Visit Deeper Blue for more information (“I Am Water” Conservation Trust partners with Freediver)

Under the Sea, Yes it is Better

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Well, it is Tuesday, so here are some real Tattoos

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Bikinis for Monday

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Do you really want to put that on the water?

Sometimes you have to ask, “WTF are you thinking?”

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A Real Waterman

Stan Waterman

Rookery Bay’s Summer of Sharks continued with a lecture by SCUBA pioneer Stan Waterman–winner of five Emmys–on his life spent filming sharks.

Looking piratical in a black eye patch, the 88-year-old Stan Waterman spoke Wednesday evening, July 27, 2011, to a group of about 65 at the Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve headquarters off Collier Boulevard, as part of Rookery Bay’s Summer of Sharks.

Waterman has spent most of his life filming and documenting the world’s sharks. He opened a dive business in the Bahamas in 1954, and served as an underwater cameraman and co-producer for “Blue Water, White Death,” the 1971 film that was the first glimpse for many people into the world of sharks. He worked with his friend Peter Benchley on “The Deep,” along with 10 years of productions for ABC-TV and the “Expedition Earth” series on ESPN. Waterman won five Emmy awards for his work, and was the subject of a Discovery Channel biographical special, “The Man Who Loves Sharks.

Stan Waterman is a living legend in the field of scuba and shark filming.

Read the full story at naplesnews.com

Humback Whale Breaks Paddle Board

Aimee Berridge and Humback Whale

While training 800m Off Mooloolaba Beach for the Nutri-Grain ironman and ironwoman trials, Aimee Berridge’s paddle board was rear-ended by a Humback Whale.

The close encounter left her with a smashed board and a story she will never forget.

I remember looking down and seeing this humongous thing pass underneath me. I didn’t even realise what happened at the time. I swam back to my board and saw the back all smashed up. It’s a freaky thing but we’re out in their water. It is scary.

Aimee was part of a training squad of 30 from Mooloolaba Surf Life Saving Club.

Visit Sunshine Coast Daily for the full story

I hear Banjos, you better paddle FASTER!

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Tattoos on Tuesday (10)

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Tuesday’s Catch of the Day (10)

Click here to send in your Catch O’ the Day, and get showcased on www.h2oaddiction.com

 

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Sherri Daye Hunts a World-Record Yellowfin Tuna

Monday’s Catch of the Day

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North Carolina Wildlife Federation (NCWF) has launched a Fishing Line Recovery and Recycling Project

tangled fishing line

The strength and durability that makes monofilament line perfect for fishing can also make it a hazard to wildlife if it’s not discarded properly. For the sea turtles, fish, dolphin and birds that ingest the line or become entangled in it, it can cause injury or death.

The NCWF’s new Fishing Line Recovery and Recycling Program is modeled after a program in Florida, and involves installing receptacles at public fishing and boating areas so that used fishing line can be easily discarded, collected and then recycled.

Federation volunteers have  already started installing its first receptacles — built from 6-inch diameter PVC pipe — along the Catawba River. The organization has plans in place to take the program statewide.

Via (jdnews)

Why do we like Monday’s so much? Bikinis!!!!

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