It seems that during the pandemic, a lot of us found some new hobbies and interesting things to do. Some of us learned some useful skills such as cooking and gardening, got interested in a healthy lifestyle, started doing sports outdoors, or turned to our creative side and started painting or got into DIY things. We all had to become creative since the range of activities was minimized and traveling was out of the question. Continue reading »
According to an artist: “My name is Claire Marie. I am a full-time surfboard artist based in Western Australia.
Why is my work different? – I take old surfboards that have had their time out in the ocean and are destined for the landfill, and I create pieces of art from them. The boards are custom hand-painted pieces, and these are up-cycled second-hand surfboards, sealed for display only! Continue reading »
Aquariums are a timeless concept. Many love to have them at home and when we want something more extraordinary, there are the museums and observatories that we can visit (and try to spot a shark or two!). However, sometimes the same old tired square block can become less of a novelty and more like a chore. And that’s exactly what this observatory center in Australia would like to avoid. Continue reading »
Japanese Hobbyist Explores Thalassophobia, the Terror of The Deep Unknown Sea with Stunning Dioramas
If you’re not aware of thalassophobia, it’s entirely possible–and reasonable–that you may have it without knowing it. It’s often generalized as a fear of the ocean, but in particular is the fear of deep and dark bodies of water. As wondrous as the mysteries of the ocean are, not knowing what lies beneath and thinking of it being right under you can send shivers down the spine of just about anyone. Continue reading »
Incredible Snaps from The Winners of The Annual Sea View Photography Competition Capture the Wonders of The Ocean
National maritime charity Shipwrecked Mariners’ Society have revealed the best pictures from their eighth annual photography competition, showcasing images relating to the UK’s historic relationship with the sea. This year, the charity has launched a £1m Covid response fund to provide support for working maritime professionals impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.
Harbour drama by Tom McPherson. (Photo by Tom McPherson/Sea View Photography Competition 2020) Continue reading »
Bowiebranchia is a Tumblr account that compares pictures of Nudibranchia and other Opisthobranchia to David Bowie. And I know, at first, such a blog sounds a little random. After all, what do they have in common? However, once you start actually looking at the images, the answer becomes obvious. Their appearances. Continue reading »
In 1997, nearly 5 million bits of Lego, much of it sea themed, fell into the ocean when a huge wave hit the cargo ship Tokio Express, washing 62 containers overboard. Among the pieces lost were tiny minifig heads, their faces now mostly blank after decades at sea. All discovered on Cornish beaches. Continue reading »
National maritime charity, the Shipwrecked Mariners’ Society, has revealed the eagerly awaited results of its seventh annual photography competition, showcasing images relating to all aspects of the UK’s historic relationship with the sea.
Having reviewed more than 800 fantastic entries, the judges decided to award Laurence Hartwell the prize for overall winner for 2019, with his entry ‘Landing Mackerel’, which captures a bird’s-eye view of a fisherman with his catch, taken in the port of Newlyn, Cornwall. The image won the amateur photographer a £500 ($600) prize voucher for photographic equipment.
“Landing Mackerel”, by Laurence Hartwell, which is the Overall Winner of the UK’s ultimate sea view photography competition. (Photo by Laurence Hartwell/PA Wire Press Association) Continue reading »
Taiyo Sangyo Trading & Marine Service LTD has teamed up with fish expert and television personality Sakana-kun (well known for his blowfish-shaped hat) to release a new series, appropriately titled “fish stuffed animals”. Not just any fish stuffed animals, however, but a super detailed and realistic lineup of unusual fish that’ll let you cuddle with a variety of sea oddities! Continue reading »
This Japanese-made octopus tea bag is filled with Keemun tea, and the double-bagged squid version is a black Pu’er tea inspired by squid ink. Don’t worry, it has a sweet persimmon flavor. Continue reading »
Looking at the edible masterpieces of culinary artist and Instagram sensation mikyoui00, it’s hard to believe his journey into the world of food art began as a way of getting his son interested in cooking. Continue reading »
If you want to progress, you have to step out of your comfort zone. Simple as that. So when knitwear designer Kate Jenkins was getting cozy with her career, she started looking for new ways to express her love for wool, textile, and color. Continue reading »
Fantastic underwater photos by Alexander Semenov, a marine biologist and a professional underwater photographer. Also he is a head of the scientific divers team at the White Sea Biological Station of Lomonosov’s Moscow State University, Russia. The station was founded in 1938 and mostly it was built by enthusiasts who came here because of the amazing atmosphere that had being developed over many years at the station. This is an unusual and unique mix of students energy, serious science and the harsh northern nature. Continue reading »
Neon sea creatures have been captured lighting up the ocean with their vibrant colors – in what looked like a scene from Avatar. Photographer Simon Pierce took the images over several months after visiting both Nosy Sakatia in Madagascar and Mafia Island in Tanzania recently. He was thrilled to spot the biofluorescence creatures – which produce their own light – he managed to capture, including fireflies and glow worms. Continue reading »