All posts tagged "ocean"
MY FIRST SWIM EVENT
My first swim event taught me plenty. It was the La Jolla Pier to Cove Swim, 1.5 ocean miles, mostly against the current and with seagrass/kelp as the biggest obstacle. My three most important learnings were: 1) Practice the Start. …Comment
Swim. Relax. Repeat. Hours of ocean swimming with others who enjoy hours of ocean swimming while boating around the British Virgin Islands! Yes, this is the vacation for me. I signed up without hesitation knowing I was meeting up with…Comment
Today’s student is me and the teacher was Meet-Up Boca Rotan Ocean Swim. Though only one swimmer (of the 4 other RSVPers) showed for the morning meetup, the fact that that another person expected me to swim to the half…Comment
Today’s student, a 67 year-old beginner swimmer, is going to Puerto Rico for New Year’s. So today in the city pool she donned a brand new mask, snorkel, swim shoes, and fins. So fun to watch her adapt to the…Comment
Today the instructor was the ocean. It was my familiar stretch of DelRay Beach, the Atlantic Sure Dunes area. A respectfully “clean” beach however in 30 minutes I did fill half a kitchen size garbage bag. I only found 1…Comment
Sea turtles on earth
for over 1 million years!
All sea turtles are now endangered. To save the thousands of sea turtle hatchlings from certain death in the oil contaminated Gulf of Mexico waters, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, in conjunction with nonprofit organizations, other government agencies, and…Comment
The Ocean & You Are Alike
Waiting to be born, you floated in the ocean-like amniotic fluid of your mother’s uterus. Your blood plasma composition is similar to ocean water. At the turn of the 20th century, several people were revived from near-death using sea water….Comment
This small colony of tunicates (20mm) that had taken up residence on a clump of algae. Tunicates have the distinction of starting out in a free swimming stage with a “notochord” which is related to a backbone but once they…Comment
Eats Sleeping Fish
Kogomea Ovata (3-4mm) is a tiny shell species that feeds on sleeping fish. You may see over a dozen of them on a single fish at night. Photo by Jeanette Jonhson, www.underwaterkwaj.comComment