Archive for the ‘Oceans’ Category

By the ocean

So as I talked about in my previous post, Summer vacations by the ocean, I thought tonight I would continue on about what one one topic one would typically talk about when discussing the ocean and beaches, sand.

The article tonight is entitled “The Sahara Desert is Growing. Here’s What That Means” by Mindy Weisberger over at Live Science. Reading this article reminded me, as any article on sand often does, of the book Sand The Never-ending Story by Michael Welland. Tonight I just requested it from the library again.

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Mental health & blue space

So according to this article and I would say from personal experience as well, it appears that living near water is good for your mental health. I know I’m only around water one week of each year and that’s when we’re on vacation at our cabin on Town Line Lake in Minnesota, but I definitely feel more relaxed there the longer we are at the cabin.

The article that apparently supports this theory is entited “Living Near Water Boosts Mental Health” by Katherine Martinko over at Treehugger. So the next time you’re surrounded by water, see if you’re not more relaxed.

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500 years

Yes, I’ve seen the movie Jaws and yes sharks, scare me (though I haven’t been to the ocean in decades) but I still think sharks are amazing. According to this article, entitled “Greenland Sharks May Live for More than 500 Years” by Jaymi Heimbuch over at the Mother Nature Network, they’re also the longest living vertebrate in the world. Still scary but that is so cool.

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Wales, dolphins and octopuses

So the first story here was actually how some octopuses came out of the ocean and started walking the beaches of the town of New Quay, Wales. Then this article came out in the New York Times about this town in Wales and their relationship to these ocean inhabitants including the octopuses, jelly fish and Portuguese man-of-war, along with dolphins.

The article is entitled “A Cliff-Edge Town Visited by Poets, Dophins – and Octopuses” by Rod Nordland over at the New York Times. There is also a link to the video of the octopuses walking the beach. I guess it doesn’t hurt that the town is in Wales, which is where my dad’s family is from.

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Baby turtles

Now yes, turtles have always been one of my favorite animals. Then there is the issue of migration involved and also that these are baby sea turtles, it just doesn’t get much better. Add to this story that it takes place up north, only makes it intriguing.

The article is entitled “100 Baby Sea Turtles Hatched in Maryland and Made Their Way to the Sea” by Noel Kirkpatrick over at Mother News Network. Don’t forget to watch the video too. If you want to read more about these beautiful animals, check out Voyage of the Turtle by Carl Safina.

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A whale’s home

Sounds like the title of a book. The problem is, the whale’s home is changing according to the article entitled “A Less Hospitable Home” by Karen Weintraub over at the New York Times. If you want to learn more about whales,  I highly recommend the book The Whale: In Search of the Giants of the Sea by Philip Hoare.

Though I haven’t been to the ocean in years and years, two of my favorite animals are sea turtles and whales. To me, truly magnificent animals.

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Ancient forest

I saw this story over on NBC and I thought it was so cool. What is cool though isn’t just the fact that it’s there but that these fisherman actually pursued this to begin with. The story is entitled “The Unveiling of an Ancient Underwater Forest off Alabama Coast” by Kerry Sanders. As someone who loves trees, I also love all forests.

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