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My Hood in 12,000 B.C. My Hood in 12,000 B.C.
tjdiving - 7/16/2008 3:15 PM
This is a really cool article from my neck of the woods. "NORTH PORT - Scientists have a good idea what Florida was like 12,000 years ago: It was hot and dry and twice as wide as it is now because the oceans were 400 feet lower than they are now. That would put the Gulf coast of Florida about 100 miles west of the current shoreline. Turtles the size of beanbag chairs roamed the land, along with giant sloths, mastodons and saber-toothed tigers. Humans? Yes, scientists say. Nomadic peoples roamed,...
Garbage Island Garbage Island
tjdiving - 6/25/2008 2:50 PM
I watched a documentary on yesterday that really opened my eyes. There is a section in the Pacific Ocean they now call Garbage Island. Because of currents between North America and Asia, tiny plastic particles, plastic oil containers, nets, tires, you name it is in the water just above the Hawaiian Islands. I’m not what you’d necessarily call a "tree hugger" (and no offence to those who are) but since I’ve become a diver I have changed a lot of habits such as recycling and buying prod...
Dive Festival
tjdiving - 4/01/2008 8:18 AM
The Pirate Coast Dive Festival is scheduled for June 14 and 15, 2008, and will take place in Siesta Key, Florida. This event is being held to benefit Mote Marine Laboratory Dive Operations and produced by Red Tide Wear, LLC. In addition to boasting the most biologically active aquatic systems in the United States, Southwest Florida maintains a phenomenal number of shipwrecks and reef systems that host tremendous marine life. Siesta Key, best know for its sugar white sands ...