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Weedy Sea Dragon

Weedy sea dragons is a marine fish related to the seahorse, are some of the best-camouflaged creatures on the planet. It can blend in very well to the surroundings. Weedy sea dragons are named for the weed-like growth on their bodies. This camouflage hides them as they move among the seaweed beds where they live. Read more

April 17, 2019 |

PADI and GoPro Announce Evolution Video Contest to Bring Underwater Experiences to the Surface

Rancho Santa Margarita, California, USA – 16 April 2019 – For decades, PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) has encouraged divers to explore the underwater world and share their experiences with others to inspire appreciation and lifelong love for the ocean. The world’s largest scuba diver training organization has joined forces with GoPro to present the three-part Evolution video contest series, inviting explorers, creatives and divers alike to share their perspectives and experiences. Whether it’s capturing a shot of a sunken ship in the local quarry, an unforgettable turtle encounter or a freedive over a vivid reef, participants can enter for the opportunity to win valuable prizes by showcasing premier video and editing skills. Read more

April 16, 2019 |

11 Frozen Cocktails to Make at Home

Summer is best enjoyed with a drink in hand. But when the temperatures hit the ceiling, only icy cocktails will quench your thirst. Luckily, we’ve gathered the best frozen drink recipes so you’ll be ready whenever the mercury rises. Ladies and gentlemen, start your blenders! Read more

April 12, 2019 |

The Sparkling Watermelon Punch Cocktail

Some people look at a watermelon and all they see is … watermelon. But summer’s superstar fruit has the potential to be so much more. This fun seasonal recipe turns the juicy orbs into a boozy punch for two, adding vodka, fresh mint and sparkling wine for a drink that looks as good as it tastes. Now that’s something we can raise our rinds to! Read more

April 12, 2019 |

The secret of how the mako shark swims so fast lies in its flexible scales


“Passive bristling” reduces drag, much like the dimples on a golf ball.

Mako sharks can swim as fast as 70 to 80mph, earning them the moniker “cheetahs of the ocean.” Now scientists at the University of Alabama have determined one major factor in how mako sharks are able to move so fast: the unique structure of their skin, especially around the flank and fin regions of their bodies. The team described their work at the American Physical Society’s 2019 March meeting this week in Boston. Read more

April 12, 2019 |
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