The Scuttlefish

Love the Ocean. Wish you were here.

Month: March, 2014

Hobie Alter, “Henry Ford of Surfing,” Dies at 80

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A young Hobie Alter (1933-2014) aboard one of his early “Hobie Cat” catamarans (photo: LBI)

Depending on who you talk to, Hobie Alter was famous for his contributions to the sports of surfing, sailing, skateboarding and flyfishing, among others. He died surrounded by his family at his Palm Desert home on March 29th.

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Cuvier’s Beaked Whale, Deepest-Diving Mammal Known to Man

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Scientists just tracked this 20-foot whale diving as deep as 1.8 miles, which is farther than any known mammal has ever gone on a single breath.

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This Winery in Mexico Is Built from Recycled Boat Hulls

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Vena Cava Winery, Baja, Mexico (Photo:¬†Alejandro D’Acosta and Claudia Turrent)

Water-resistant by design, boat hulls naturally make for great roofs, so they turn over quite well, as evidenced by this Baja, Mexico winery.

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Watch These Mesmerizing Macro Shots of Marine Life in Motion

Underwater photographer Daniel Stoupin took 150,000 images and spent 9 months editing to produce these unbelievably smooth time lapses.

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This Is What It’s Like to Be a Nordic Sailor

“There are very few people. It’s just grand nature.”

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Watch a Shark Drag a Fisherman and His Kayak Miles out to Sea

This kayak fisherman was towed miles out to sea for two hours in his 1.5-meter kayak by an 11-foot hammerhead shark off the coast of Florida. I guess he made it back.

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Prehistoric Sea Turtles May Have Been 10 Feet Long, New Fossil Finding Indicates

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These two halves of the humerus bone of an ancient sea turtle — (both) about 70-75 million years old, give or take — were discovered about 200 years apart.

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Wish You Were Here: Frying Pan Tower, North Carolina

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Spend a week in a retired coast guard tower 30 miles off the coast of Southport, North Carolina.

Getting to Frying Pan Tower is not necessarily easy or cheap, but a fishing boat, ferry or a helicopter will take you there if you don’t have your own vessel. If you do, there’s a mooring at the base of the light, which, with a day’s sail in fair winds, wouldn’t be that hard to reach at all.

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