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Sea Star

I’d never seen a live Starfish before.  What a neat find during a morning walk on Siesta Beach.

A little Starfish research offered the following info: 50 more words

Black And White Photography

LB reblogged this on Life on the Bike and other Fab Things and commented:

My contribution to Monochromia this week

"Perfect Storm" Decimates Northern California Kelp Forests

Northern California kelp forests have been reduced to an all-time low due to a “perfect storm” of large-scale ecological impacts. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) marine invertebrate management team has conducted annual ecosystem surveys of kelp forests in Sonoma and Mendocino counties since the late 1990s, and recent observations have caused concern about the state of the kelp forests. 1,752 more words

Management

New York Times calls for ending the Jones Act in Puerto Rico

The New York Times has agreed that the Jones Act must be removed in Puerto Rico. The Times editorial board stated that:

“Lawmakers should allow non-American ships to carry goods between the island and the mainland, which is prohibited by the Jones Act of 1920 to protect the domestic shipping industry. 898 more words

Book

Lydia Courteille's Sea Star cufflinks

The Sea Star cufflinks of Lydia Courteille are modern and elegant cufflinks in 18K black gold with 3.31 carats of orange sapphires (€3.200*). The black rhodium gold complements the bright orange of the round brilliant sapphires perfectly. 51 more words

Cufflinks

Under the Sea

Last week we visited the Great Barrier Reef. Okay, we actually only visited a tiny piece of the Great Barrier Reef. The reef is huge. It is roughly the same size as Texas. 663 more words

Travel

Piha Beach

Piha beach is one of the most interesting beaches I have ever seen. The sand is very dark, almost black. This is due to the high percentage of the mineral ferrous, iron. 175 more words

Birds

Solbit asks, “Hey, when is a haystack not hay?”

Dear Nicalai,

We went walking along Cannon Beach when Nona said, “Hey, look at that big Haystack out there in the water!” We had a long view down the coast, and I didn’t see anything that looked even a little bit like a hay field.  591 more words

Children