The Scuttlefish

Love the Ocean. Wish you were here.

Month: November, 2011

Titanic’s Screws

The reciprocating engines turned the outer wing propellers both at 23ft in diameter, and the single turbine turned the center propeller which was 16ft in diameter. Titanic and Olympic were called triple screw steamers because of the three propellers.

*Jmilfordrmstitanic via Mudwerks*

Vestmannaeyjar

“Elliðaey with its single house”

Vestmannaeyjar (English: Westman Islands) is a town and archipelago off the south coast of Iceland. The largest island, Heimaey, has a population of 4,135. The other islands are uninhabited, though six have single hunting cabins.

*FlickrWiki, Cold is the Sea, via Sandy! *

Coast Guard Ships, As Painted By Bowsprite

Love these. Look for a collaboration piece between Bowsprite and Scuttlefish soon.

*Bowsprite*

Planet Earth Blu-ray Box Set For Cheap

Love this series, especially the ocean segment. It’s on sale today for $35.

Ocean Trash

From Marine Bank’s Ocean in Focus Conservation Photo Contest.

Remember Summer?

Now I do. Thank you Nathan Oldfield and friends for putting this little video together.

*Look and Sea*

The Bizarre Relationship Between Bottlenose Dolphins and False Killer Whales

Clark Miller shot the never-before-photographed relationship between bottlenose dolphins and false killer whales.

*Nat Geo*

Evidence That Humans Fished 42,000 Years Ago

This is kind of crazy. From the AP:

The latest evidence comes from an excavation on the southeast Asian island of East Timor where remains of tuna and other deep-water fish were uncovered inside a cave. Using dating techniques, a team led by archaeologist Sue O’Connor of Australian National University determined the age to be 42,000 years old – making it the earliest evidence for ocean fishing.

*AP, Thanks Peter Ha*