The Scuttlefish

Love the Ocean. Wish you were here.

Month: December, 2012

Seen: Good morning, west side

Good morning, west side

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Seen: Checking surf

Checking surf

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Seen: Matching shirts for Christmas cc @robertaoakshi

Matching shirts for Christmas   cc @robertaoakshi

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Zinc May Prevent the Effects of Jellyfish Venom

The Australian box jellyfish contains one of the world’s deadliest known venoms.

After being stung by a box jellyfish in Hawaii, Dr. Angel Yanagihara (University of Hawaii at Manoa) set out to discover a new remedy. Testing on both mice and humans (including herself, she admits), Dr. Yanagihara found that zinc can prevent the venoms of both Hawaiian box jellies and the deadlier Australian box jellies from creating pores in human red blood cells, which results in the leaking of precious potassium.

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Half-Safe: A Story of Love, Obsession, and History’s Most Insane Around-the-World Adventure

In 1950, Australian mining engineer Ben Carlin and his wife Elinore set out to circumnavigate the globe on one vessel: a U.S. Army-designed amphibious Jeep audaciously named Half-Safe.

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Seen: Beach temple

Beach temple

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My Father the Captain, a Film by Jean-Michel Cousteau

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While premiering his new film at the Blue Ocean Film Festival in the fall, Jean-Michel Cousteau recounted his memories of the friendship between his father (Jacques-Yves Cousteau) and right-hand man Albert Falco, who passed away just this year.

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Seen: Bali


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