For one of the shortest months, February can seem to drag. Maybe its the dead of winter, the endless cycle of colds, the dread of tax day or whatever it may be, but at some point in this month, you’ll probably just want to take a break from it all. Well, hopefully this edition of our Friday medley can help, enjoy!
I Will Take Any One!
These hotel rooms are one with the ocean.Footage courtesy of The Grubfather: https://www.instagram.com/thegrubfather/
Posted by INSIDER travel on Thursday, February 1, 2018
This is a fantastic video of nine hotel getaways that are one with the ocean. From your own villa right on the ocean, to infinity pools with incredible views, to underwater rooms giving you your own ginormous aquarium…there has to be at least one that makes you want to pack your bags and head to the airport!
An Unseen Underwater World
A marvelous, alien world lies hidden beneath the oceans’ sunlit surface. With the use of 21st-century technologies, scientists are revealing the unseen habitats of the oceans’ most mysterious animals and mapping remote areas in unprecedented detail. Experience an ocean you never imagined in our new special exhibition, Unseen Oceans. Member Preview Days are from March 9-11! >> https://goo.gl/68Ur5t
Posted by American Museum of Natural History on Friday, February 9, 2018
The Museum of Natural History is a new exhibition called “Unseen Oceans” that examines “…A marvelous, alien world lies hidden beneath the oceans’ sunlit surface.” Using the technology we have today, you can get a view of the most remote areas under the ocean in unprecedented detail.
Can Never Get Enough…
A dramatic effort is underway to save the world's coral reefs. ?
Posted by The WorldPost on Sunday, January 14, 2018
We can never get enough of the work the Coral Resoration Foundation and others are doing. They need our help and right about now, we’d love to pack up and head to Florida for some work underwater!
100 Island Challenge
This is the Google Earth of coral. It's helping us see how coral reefs around the world are doing better than we thought.
Posted by Quartz on Sunday, January 14, 2018
Well if we can’t pack our bags and go, at least we can pretend! This effort by researchers are mapping 100 reefs from around the world in 3D, giving them the ability to dive once to collect the data, build a 3D model in a computer and then spend hundreds of hours studying that one dive to extract even more information.
Why the Long Face?
The Humphead Parrotfish is the largest of the parrothead fish that can reach up to 1.5 meters in length. Those big chompers are recyclers, turning coral and rock into fine sand. But this also means they can decimate a reef as well.