The Scuttlefish

Love the Ocean. Wish you were here.

Month: March, 2013

Compass_ing: An Inner-Worldly Surf Adventure from Cyrus Sutton to the North Pole and Beyond

Cyrus Sutton will be living out of his ex-electrician’s van and shooting his new surf film, “Compass_ing”, for the next three months.

Watch the trailer for the film, featuring music by the Blank Tapes:


Dolphin ‘Funeral Procession’ Seen off Dana Point, CA

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The deceased, presumably calf to the female bearing her, may have been dead for weeks, according to Capt. Dave Anderson, who noted that the calf’s flesh had begun to decay. Behind the dolphin and calf (not seen in the video clip) were many other dolphins following.

“In my nearly twenty years on the water whale watching”, said Capt. Anderson, “I have never seen this behavior. Nor have I ever seen anything quite as moving as this mother who refuses to let go of her poor calf.” My hat’s off to him for handling the news gently with his passengers.

*petethomasoutdoors via @aquaken*

“Sea DMT”, The First Psychedelic Drug of Marine Origin?

“Sea DMT”, as they’re calling it, derives from a sea sponge which, according to the pseudononymous tryptamine chemist who submitted this report to Vice, may be the very first psychedelic drug of marine origin, and he may very well have been the first human to use it.

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two headed shark


U.S. scientists have announced the first-ever discovery of a two-headed bull shark, confirming it was a single shark with two heads, not conjoined twins.

Seen: Seen


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Photo Exhibit at Mollusk Surf Shop in San Francisco

Photographs and custom-made wooden frames by Cody Welsh, showing now through March 18, 2013 in Ocean Beach, San Francisco

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Micro-Sub Shows Footage of Buried Antarctic Lake

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Subglacial Lake Whillans, which has long been buried in ice, sits in one of the most remote areas of the continent. The WISSARD (Willans Ice Stream Subglacial Access Research Drilling) project designed a baseball bat-sized micro-submarine to be built, mostly by students of the Arizona State University, so that it could withstand depths of up to a kilometer.