The Scuttlefish

Love the Ocean. Wish you were here.

Florida Angler Stops for Gas with 11-Foot Mako Shark in His Pickup

by Owen James Burke

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It’s not uncommon to see freshly killed deer on the hood of a car or a cooler overflowing with several large fish, but a potential world-record, 805-pound, 11 foot shortfin mako shark bulging from the tailgate of a pickup truck is something you just couldn’t imagine seeing when pulling up to the pump, even in Florida.

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The Subtle Perfection of Wines Aged Beneath the Sea

by Owen James Burke

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When Italian winemaker Pierluigi Lugano ran out of space in his cellar, he found just the place to age his sparkling wines — 200 feet below the surface in the Mediterranean Sea. Read more »

Watch a Humpback Whale Nearly Swallow a Diver

by Owen James Burke

Humpback whales generally have no reservations about coming into close contact with swimmers and small boats, but this one almost came up with a mouthful of rubber and neoprene. Read more »

This Wedding Band Was Lost on the Beach, Found and Returned Two Years Later

by Owen James Burke

lostring This Wedding Band Was Lost on the Beach, Found and Returned Two Years Later

While playing football on Goleta Beach, Greg Lindsay chased a football into the surf and didn’t notice that it had slipped off. It wasn’t until later that he and his wife, Sara, noticed it missing. They figured they’d never see it again, and replaced it with a $20 sterling silver ring they found on Amazon.

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This Settlement on Antarctica Has Been Thriving for 30 Years

by Owen James Burke

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This is what it looks like to wake up in Antarctica (Photo: Commons)

One of two permanent settlements in Antarctica — and the only with a bank — Las Estrellas is located on a President  for the Chilean Military, with a total of 64 inhabitants.

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3,200-Year-Old Shipwreck Found in Croatian Waters

by Owen James Burke

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The 7-meter-long, 2.5-meter-wide wreck lies at the bottom of Zambratija Cove in Croatia

The wooden vessel, which was not nailed or screwed but sewn together, rests just 600 meters off of the beach in only 2 meters of water and was first spotted by fishermen in 2008, but everyone believed it to be a fairly recent wreck.

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Wish You Were Here (45 Years Ago): Camp Taylor, Kauai’s Lost Hippie Refuge

by Owen James Burke

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In 1969, a group of 13 hippies fed up with the war, the police, and oppressive hegemonic culture were seeking refuge, banded together and fled the continental U.S. for the then wild and sparsely developed Hawaiian Island of Kauai.

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An Interview with Dennis Chamberland: Vanguard and Visionary of Permanent Undersea Residence

by Owen James Burke

cs 92604 An Interview with Dennis Chamberland: Vanguard and Visionary of Permanent Undersea Residence

“There were so many times that I went out on the reef diving and I ran out of air, and I realized I needed a bigger tank, or I needed more air, or I was too cold, but I wanted to live there…”

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