the Bentley of glass-bottom boats?: "Made by South Korea's Raonhaje, the Ego Compact is more of a glass-bottom boat than a sub, but it's still pret
Thursday, February 24, 2011
400 sculptures underwater: "Located in the National Marine Park of Isla Mujeres, Cancun and Punta Nizuc, the environmentally friendly reef -- each of the sculptures is made from specialized materials used to promote coral life -- was constructed with the cooperation of marine park officials and the Cancun Nautical Assn. in an effort to promote the recovery of nearby natural reefs. The hope is to give visitors an alternative to the Cancun Marine Park, one of the most visited stretches of water in the world, with more than 750,000 visitors each year."
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Monday, February 14, 2011
Captain Pollard's "Two Brothers": "Remains of a whaling ship discovered on a remote coral reef nearly 600 miles northwest of Honolulu, Hawaii are believed to be those of the second ship that inspired Herman Melville's classic 'Moby Dick.'"
The shipwreck was that of the Two Brothers, the second ship captained by George Pollard which went down after it struck a coral reef during a storm in 1823
Sunday, February 13, 2011
DEVO! OK this has nothing to do with boating but it DOES sort of apply if you like marine biology and think about the 80's when you're cruising: "Two groups of lowly marine worms are related to complex species including vertebrates (such as humans) and starfish, according to new research. Previously thought to be an evolutionary link between simple animals such as jellyfish and the rest of animal life -- the worms' surprising promotion implies that they have not always been as simple as they now appear."
Saturday, February 12, 2011
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Facebook friends! - Employer link in profile fix.: "I finally figured this out. By default, facebook doesn't search for the employer, even if there is an existing facebook presence, so it adds a generic blank page for the employer with a 'like' button. I want that hyperlink to take my friends to my actual fb business page obviously, using a firefox webtools plugin I can access the employer_id field in the form and edit that by pasting in the correct number...voila! Please click 'like' at marinegraphics.com if you can appreciate this!"