Browsing Tag: underwater

    Surviving 32 Hours Trapped In a Capsized Cargo Ship
    Articles, Blog

    Surviving 32 Hours Trapped In a Capsized Cargo Ship

    November 29, 2019

    It’s early Sunday morning, a beautiful day
    to be headed out to sea. I’m a South Korean crew member aboard the
    massive cargo ship, the Golden Ray. While we’re capable of taking on all matter
    of cargo, today we’re hauling a load of automobiles and shipping cargo containers, full of all
    kinds of household and electronic goods. The Golden Ray is massive, the size of a seventy
    story building and bigger than the aircraft carriers of World War II! But keeping her afloat is a challenge, and
    takes the effort of the entire crew. The distribution of weight around the ship
    has to be carefully calculated. Experienced ship captains call the Ray and
    ships like her floating shoe boxes, given how very unstable they can become if the ship’s
    load distribution isn’t carefully managed. To do this we assess everything we’re taking
    on before letting a single item of cargo onto the ship, calculating exactly how much our
    expected load will weigh. Then, with the help of a computer, we plot
    where to place each item, down to the very last car or shipping container. Even a tiny discrepancy in weight could result
    in disaster! This time around, we were a bit rushed in
    taking on our over 4,000 vehicles and smattering of cargo containers, but the crew is still
    confident we did our jobs well. We’re headed out of the Port of Brunswick
    in Georgia, and leaving the American east coast behind, but first we have to cross the
    St. Simon’s Sound before making for open water. Hurricane Dorian grazed this part of the coast
    not too long ago, but the US Army Corps of Engineers performed their usual post-hurricane
    assessment of the waterway and decided that it was safe for large cargo ships to cross. That’s a great relief for me and the rest
    of the crew, as there’s no telling what might happen if we were to strike a bunch of underwater
    debris. While the ship’s thick steel hull would prevent
    a puncture, we’re more worried about the ship’s two propellers being damaged. Those could take weeks to repair, and would
    be a financial nightmare for the company that owns our ship. After a busy night loading cars and a few
    shipping containers though, it’s smooth sailing out to the open sea. We pass by many beaches, and can see the American
    beach goers gawking in awe at the size of our massive ship. I always like to watch people as we sail in
    and out of harbor, getting to meet new people and experience new cultures is one of the
    biggest reasons why I became a merchant marine in the first place! Suddenly though the ship lists slightly to
    its side, just a few degrees at first. I feel a bit of alarm rising up inside of
    me, the waters are calm and smooth, we shouldn’t be feeling the effects of the waves at all. Something else must be wrong I realize, a
    growing cold feeling of dread sneaking up my spine. As if to reassure my worst fears, the list
    suddenly grows worse, and what started off as a two or three degree list is now about
    six degrees. Across the various cargo decks of the ship
    I can hear car wheels squealing as they slide across the floor- the brakes are engaged and
    they’ve been choked in place, but the list is too great to resist. As the cars shift to starboard I know deep
    down inside that the ship’s fate is sealed. The comparison to shoe boxes by other sea
    captains aren’t wrong- our ship is very wide, and this makes it inherently unstable. It requires the careful pumping of fuel and
    water in ballast tanks to offset the effects of high seas or sharp turns. But nothing can stop the ship from capsizing
    if its entire cargo suddenly shifts to one side- as is happening right now. I can hear 16,000 tires screaming as their
    rubber squeaks across the stainless steel floor. I barely have time to react before suddenly
    the entire ship lists completely on its side! Furniture and all kinds of items go flying
    across the room and I’m slammed into what was formerly the right wall of the engine
    room. With me are two other colleagues, and I watch
    one of them take a pretty serious blow to the head as he crashes against what was formerly
    the wall, and now is our floor. The waters we’re crossing aren’t too deep,
    but deep enough to completely swallow up the Golden Ray. Escape from the room is impossible, as the
    door outside leads to a hallway which is now a vertical shaft. There’s no windows here in the engine room,
    as we’re basically deep in the bowels of the ship, so there’s no hope of escape. The only thing we can do is sit tight and
    wait for rescuers. Luckily we’re not far from port, and haven’t
    even cleared the sound to enter open waters yet- without a doubt dozens of beach goers
    have already seen the accident and must surely be on their cell phones calling for help. Though hopefully someone in the control room
    got a radio call out before disaster struck as well. There’s nothing to do but wait. None of my training has prepared me for this. We’ve been trained on how to escape the ship
    if it began to sink, how to fight fires, even how to secure cargo in raging storms, but
    nothing ever covered what to do if you were trapped on a ship capsized ninety degrees,
    and escape was impossible. The engine room is hot, really hot. The engines stopped running shortly after
    the accident, and I’m grateful for that because any damage to the exhaust vents might have
    flooded the room with deadly carbon monoxide. Unfortunately because the engines cut off,
    the lights very quickly died, flickering off after a few minutes, which was all the battery
    power the ship had. That likely means that some of the batteries
    were damaged, but it doesn’t matter now. I’m stuck alone in the dark with two other
    sailors, and the temperature is steadily soaring. Engine rooms on big ships are always hot,
    well over 100 degrees, but with no ventilation and the hot Georgia sun beating down on the
    ship outside, the temperature rises ever slowly upwards. As the hours go by, all three of us stuck
    in the engine room start stripping off clothes. We have no water, no food, and no cell phone
    or radio. Surely though, people outside know that we’re
    alive. The three of us take turns encouraging each
    other, pushing away terrifying thoughts of being left here to die. At least no water has entered the engine room,
    which means the ship isn’t sinking. As the day wears on though and the heat rises,
    I find myself wishing that at least part of the ship would flood, I’d give anything for
    cool, refreshing water right now. Suddenly we can hear banging on the hull right
    outside the engine room! Shouting for joy we pick up whatever we can
    find and start banging back! We can barely hear a voice through the several
    inches of steel shouting back at us, “This is the US Coast Guard, we will rescue you!” Hope! We’re not going to steam to death in our overturned
    pressure cooker! An hour later we can hear the sound of a blowtorch
    cutting through the steel. We make sure to back away so we don’t get
    accidentally cut or burned, and await eagerly as the torch works its way through the thick
    steel of the ship’s hull. After a half hour we can start to see the
    metal on our side of the hull glowing cherry red, and then shortly after, the torch breaks
    through! It’s a small hole, but it’s enough to communicate
    with the people outside. The American coast guard has been pulling
    survivors out of the ship all day long, determined to save the life of every single crewman. I learn that we’re some of the last survivors
    being rescued, and that specialized equipment is being flown in to rescue us. The blowtorch can’t cut a hole wide enough
    to free us, that would take too long, so industrial cutters are being flown in for the job. For now we have to remain in the overturned
    engine room. The heat is now over 150 degrees and it’s
    hard to breathe. I feel faint, and try as hard as I can to
    keep myself and the others awake. The hole that the coast guard cut was just
    big enough to push through bottles of water and food, and I didn’t realize how dehydrated
    I was until I drank two bottles of water within seconds! I try to pace myself with the rest, I know
    that heat exhaustion can cause nausea and make you vomit the water you drink, which
    only adds to your dehydration. Right now it’s all about keeping our spirits
    up and surviving. Night time comes and the Coast Guard officers
    outside the ship reassure us that they haven’t given up on us. Don’t give up hope they tell us, and they
    push through more supplies. Someone always stays near the hole so we have
    someone to talk to, and in the darkness, the voice of a friendly rescuer is enough to keep
    us going. The next day just after sunrise I can hear
    the sound of what must be the industrial cutters the Coast Guard has been waiting for. Diamond tipped saw blades start chewing into
    the hull of the ship, but it’s agonizingly slow going. The temperature didn’t improve much over night,
    and we’re all starting to feel the effects of extreme heat exhaustion. Luckily the Coast Guard keeps pushing through
    ice-cold bottles of water for us, and the cold water tastes like heaven. Hour after hour passes, the saws gradually
    getting closer and closer, but impossibly slow. My head is swimming, the heat is so severe
    it’s really starting to get to me. I talk with the others and we sing songs to
    keep alert and keep our spirits up. After a few more hours the saw blades are
    so loud that we can’t hear each other unless we shout anymore, but at least it means that
    rescue is close. Finally, it happens. One of the blades cuts through the steel on
    the wall, and slowly a large opening is cut into the engine room. Coast Guard rescuers are there, waiting for
    us, helping to pull us out and along the small tunnel they’ve had to drill through the hull. In moments I can see light for the first time
    in almost two days, and taste fresh, sweet, beautiful air! Behind me, the air venting out of the engine
    room feels like the blast of a furnace, and the Coast Guard rescuers had to work with
    ice packs in their pockets just to stand the extreme heat. We’re rushed off to the hospital, and later
    I learn that a fourth crew man was rescued from deeper in the ship. He had taken refuge behind a blast-proof door,
    and that required a specialized saw to cut through. In the end the ship is a total loss, along
    with its cargo, but not a single one of us died, due in no small part to the heroic non-stop
    rescue efforts of the US Coast Guard. How would you survive stuck in the dark and
    heat for almost two days?! Have you ever been in a ship accident? Let us know in the comments! And as always if you enjoyed this video don’t
    forget to Like, Share, and Subscribe for more great content!

    Lost at sea: Ecological assessment around a sunken shipping container
    Articles, Blog

    Lost at sea: Ecological assessment around a sunken shipping container

    November 29, 2019

    The vast majority of the deep seafloor is
    unseen, and completely remote from human experience. But it is not immune to the impacts of human
    activities. Around the world, coastal and international
    cargo ships make hundreds of thousands of trips annually. Each ship may transport thousands
    of standard shipping containers, resulting in hundreds of millions of container trips
    per year. These numbers are only growing with increased global population. Most of this cargo arrives at its destination
    safely as scheduled. However, the routes traveled by cargo ships can be treacherous, and container
    loss is difficult to prevent. ItÕs estimated that thousands of containers
    are lost each year as they are transported along international shipping routes. While
    this is a small percentage of the containers being transported, the impact on the health
    of our ocean is uncertain. During a remotely operated vehicle dive in
    June 2004, MBARI scientists came upon one of these lost containers. The tracking information printed on the container
    was used to determine that it was lost just four months prior, from the cargo vessel Med
    Taipei. Because the container was found within the boundaries of Monterey Bay National Marine
    Sanctuary, there was particular interest in determining the circumstances of its loss.
    The Med Taipei, sailing from the Port of Oakland, reported that fifteen containers were lost
    within the sanctuary boundaries during a strong winter storm, and another nine were lost before
    reaching port in Long Beach. Coming across a shipping container in the
    deep sea is akin to finding a needle in a haystack. A partnership between MBARI and
    the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary has taken advantage of this unique opportunity
    to learn more about the presumed effects of a single container on deep-sea ecosystems.
    Scientists returned to the site seven years later to investigate the communities of animals
    on and around the container. The seafloor near the found shipping container
    is dominated by relatively long-lived soft coralsÑsea pens, sea whips, and anemonesÑand
    a sea cucumber, called the sea pig. However, the container was found to be well
    colonized by animals typically found on rock outcrops in the region, as if it were an island
    of hard substrate in a sea of soft sediment. The most abundant animals on the container
    were tube-building worms. Numerous young scallops were also present. The container seemed to
    provide a useful hard surface for a marine snail to lay its egg cases on. While all of these animals are found on hard
    surfaces in nearby areas, the abundance and diversity of animal species on the containerÑand
    the seafloor up to 10 meters awayÑwas lower than that typically encountered in the area. This reduced biodiversity may be due in part
    to the absence of some animals found in rocky habitats in the region- including long-lived
    sponges, corals, and feather stars- none of which were observed during our survey of the
    container. The absence of sponges and corals suggests
    that either, seven years is a relatively short timeframe for colonization by some deep-sea
    animals, or, the potential toxicity of the containerÕs zinc-based paint could deter
    more sensitive animals from settling on its surface. We are just beginning to look into
    the potential toxicity associated with this container. The lower number of animals close to the container
    may be related to several processes, including changes in near-bottom currents around the
    container, its role as a refuge for some species, and changes in the influence of predators
    and scavengers near the container. The presence of lost shipping containers on
    deep seafloor ecosystems is a consequence of human activities that is rarely seen or
    even considered. This study sheds light on the importance of basic research to understand
    the structure and function of deep-sea habitats. Long-term views of natural deep-sea ecosystems
    can help us better understand the impacts of human influence on the deep seafloor.

    Offshore wind energy and fishing thrive together
    Articles, Blog

    Offshore wind energy and fishing thrive together

    November 29, 2019

    I’ve been fishing in the Narragansett Bay and Point Judith locations in Rhode Island since I was able to walk. It’s been a long time, and I’ve been going after all types of fish; anything that can hook a line, I go with it. I have fished at the wind turbines, I caught recently a 35-inch blue fish and a 34-inch stripe bass, and we’re catching a bunch of a small black sea bass, as well as a couple trigger fish, which is unique in that area. [Chris Walli] Block Island Fishworks has been open since 2002, and we’ve been running charters every year since then. there isn’t any place better than New England to fish, and it’s a great place to raise a family. And we’ve been fortunate enough to be able to do all those things. The Deep Water Wind Farm project started over 10 years ago, to my knowledge. When we started hearing about it, my concern initially right out of the gate was, “Is it gonna restrict any fishing; recreational, commercial or otherwise? Are we gonna be able to fish around them? Is there going to be a security zone?” Those concerns, as they played out, from my perspective anyway, really diminished greatly as time went on and then, once the project’s done, I see the benefit to the actual structures in the water from a fishing perspective immediately. Already, in an empty piece of ocean, you have more life than there was two years ago. The wind farm created five new spots to go fish, and each of one of those turbines is one new spot. [Chris Hobe] It’s an artificial reef, what gets better than that? Fish love structure, they love to hide. You got the mussels that are growing on it and then you get the fish that are chewing on that and the whole food chain starts, it’s a destination. It’s an area that really wasn’t fished that much. Now that the mills are there and the talk is out there that we got a good system of fish out there, so there’s more and more boats. It’s just a benefit, that’s a benefit to the island also. Deep Water contacted me to run charters out there for their corporate people and photographers towards the end of the build. So as we were doing that, in the back of my mind I had a sense that there would be quite a bit interest of people wanting to come out and see them. The business level picked up more than I expected it to It continues to grow and I think next year should be as busy. There’s a lot of interest out there, I believe. We’ll definitely keep doing the wind farm tours as long as the interest is there, I think it’s gonna keep growing. We jumped on it and I’m grateful for that. It’s just another piece of that project there that I’m able to gain from.

    Deep Trekker at Miami International Boat Show
    Articles, Blog

    Deep Trekker at Miami International Boat Show

    November 23, 2019

    Hi there, it’s Brendan from Deep Trekker. Just wanted to give you an update on our latest excursions. We’re in Miami for the Miami International Boat Show. Hanging out at the Brownie Yacht Diver booth with all their aquatic toys. Everything from Seadoos to diving boards, to our very own Deep Trekker ROVs. If you haven’t gone before, I urge you to come next year. The show can only be bigger and better and why not stop by and say hi and drive one of the underwater robots yourself.

    Bream fishing at close range – Breamtime S5 E2
    Articles, Blog

    Bream fishing at close range – Breamtime S5 E2

    November 22, 2019

    In this episode… Hi guys! Welcome to “Breamtime”. On this channel I show you underwater footage of my bream fishing sessions. Today I want to show you what happened a few days ago. Check this out. Close range, Breamtime. This turned out to be one of the most frustrating sessions of the entire season. My plan was to fish at close range. And use a pop up boilie called “The source”: I have used it before and it has worked really well. Even though I know that this is a great bait, some days some baits just wont work. And this turned out to be one of those days. 40 minutes later… Still… My worry at this point was that the fish just could not see the boilie. Because it has a natural brown colour. After 40 minutes standing over the bream just watching them swim around and not pich up the bait I had to change something. So I changed to a white pop up boilie. For that reason I decided to use something that would really stand out. That they just would not miss. But as you can see, I forgot to check the rig. I have used this rig many times over the summer for different kinds of pop ups boilies, And it has never caused me any problems… …but for some reason this boilie was much more buoyant so it would not go to the bottom. This was entirely unintentional. One advantage with fishing at close range is that I can really see what is going on down there. When I fish at close range I am not always using a feeder. Sometimes it is just easier to loose feed, to put some boilies, pellets and corn over the hook bait. When I loose feed at close range I have to options. Either I put the hook bait on the inside or the outside of the pre baited area. The advantage with fishing the outside of the pre baited area is that the fish tend to come from deeper waters. So that is where the fish will arrive first and pick up the bait. So you tend to get an earlier stike if you are fishing in that area. Well that did not work neither. So at this point I had to change something, and I went to my reserve plan. Corn. Because I pre bait with corn but rarely use it on the hook. So if I am desperate, that is what I use. …and I was desperate. On the other hand, if you suspect that the fish is cautious, you may want to fish in the inside. So the fish can get used to whatever you present to them. My main reason for fishing the inside is that I want some additional footage. I do not want the fish to turn up and take the bait right away. So that is the main reason I fish on the inside. Well, that did not work neither. But my problem was that I just could not see the bait from where I was standing. So I moved the bait so I really could see the corn. Professional release assistance… Thank you for watching!

    Most STRANGE Things Found On The Beach!
    Articles, Blog

    Most STRANGE Things Found On The Beach!

    November 22, 2019

    From human feet to giant eyeballs here are
    10 of the most unbelievable items that have washed ashore. 10. San Francisco Tombstones It’s not unusual to find objects that have
    washed up on beaches, but residents of San Francisco were in for a surprise in 2012 when
    some particularly somber items started appearing. Local residents started finding tombstones
    in the sand of people that had died in the 1800’s. First there was one from 1876, then one from
    1890, and they kept on showing up. While this may seem like a dark secret coming
    to light, the explanation for all of this was far more simple. The reason it had been happening was to do
    with construction works that had been done to help protect the beaches. The area had formerly been used as a graveyard,
    but the bodies had long been moved inland. The stones, on the other hand, proved too
    costly to be moved and were, instead, re-purposed. They were used as breakwaters, gutter liners
    and to construct a seawall, and it appears as if it is some of these had broken loose
    and washed up on the beach. 9. Severed Feet Since 2007 beaches and islands on the coast
    of British Columbia in Canada and Washington state in America have seen a particularly
    gruesome series of objects washing up on them- human feet that, in most cases, are still
    in their shoes. In total, 16 feet have been found. Disturbingly only two of these were left feet,
    which were matched with right feet that also washed up, meaning that the rest must have
    come from at least 14 different people. It’s completely unknown how these feet arrived
    on these beaches. Only four people have been identified as their
    owners, but there are plenty of suggestions of how such a thing might happen. The strange thing here is that only feet have
    been found, and no bodies. Some people suspect foul play by gangsters,
    others think they have come from the victims of a plane crash near the area in 2005, and
    some have suggested they may actually have come from victims of the Asian tsunami in
    2004. All of them have been found within shoes that
    would provide enough buoyancy for them to be carried by currents across the ocean, so
    it is completely feasible. The true origin of the feet might be a bit
    closer to home, though. One of those that were found have been linked
    to a man who is thought to have committed suicide, and two of the feet have been identified
    as being from a woman who jumped from the Pattullo Bridge in 2004. It’s quite possible, therefore, that these
    feet have all come from people who suffered similar fates in the surrounding area. 8. Ambergris As one of the grossest objects you could ever
    find on the beach, Ambergris is probably the one from this list that you’d most hope
    to find, because it turns out that this stuff is incredibly valuable. This substance is made when sperm whales eject
    an intestinal slurry into the ocean. From here it floats and bobs in the waves
    and, years later, washes up. You’d be forgiven for thinking this was
    an uninteresting object amongst the rocks, sand and shells that you normally find. It can be found in many forms such as large
    blocks, balls, egg shapes, jagged pieces or hard rolls, and has a unique smell that purportedly
    has notes of seaweed, farm animals and maybe a fecal note. Lumps that have been in the ocean for a long
    time, though, will have a sweeter, earthy scent to them. This smell, rarity, and the unique chemical
    properties that Ambergris has, is the reason behind its high value. It was, for a long time, a key ingredient
    for high-end perfume makers like Chanel and Lanvin because of its ability to fix the scent
    to human skin. While alternatives have been found in recent
    times, it is still a highly sought after substance— a 1.1 Kilogram lump that was found in Wales
    in 2015 sold for £11,000 (around $13,400) at auction later that year. 7. WWII Bombs Despite having come to an end more than 70
    years ago, the consequences of the Second World War can still be seen around the world
    when some of the many bombs that were unaccounted for wash ashore. They can come in all different shapes and
    sizes, are often mistaken for other things by beach goers and most worryingly, are still
    active and able to explode. No-one knows for sure how many there are out
    there waiting to be washed up, but to give you an idea, there are an estimated 1.6 million
    metric tons of conventional and chemical ammunitions lying on the seabed just in German waters
    alone. This is made up of over one million items,
    including grenades, detonators, giant aerial bombs, 15-kilo shells and many more. This is just a fraction of what’s on the
    sea-beds of the world in total. With the way ocean currents carry objects
    around, there is the potential for these items to show up virtually anywhere. It is not uncommon for objects like these
    to wash up on European beaches. There are many examples of bombs showing up
    on French and British coastlines, but in 2015 there was even one that washed up further
    afield in Florida. This revealed another worrying detail- that
    following WWII, the US government found itself with a large number of unused weapons. Rather than de-commissioning them they chose,
    instead, to dump them all in the Gulf of Mexico, so next time you’re at the beach keep a
    watch out. 6. Giant Eyeball in Florida In 2012 a beach-comber came in for a surprise
    when he found something staring back at him from the sand of Pompano beach in Florida. After digging the strange lump out and cleaning
    it off, it turned out he was holding a blue-tinged softball sized eyeball. He had never seen anything quite like it,
    obviously, and, super excited he waved down police officers to show it to them and eventually
    started contacting researchers across the state to try and identify it. Everyone was stumped, and couldn’t agree
    which monster of the deep it had come from. After deliberating between being from a squid
    or a fish, it was determined a few days later that this eye had, in fact, come from a giant
    swordfish. 5. The St. Augustine Monster Possibly the most famous mystery to have washed
    up from the ocean was the St. Augustine monster that appeared on Anastasia Island near St.
    Augustine in Florida in 1896. It was found by two young boys who thought
    it was a whale and reported it to the local Institute of Science. The scientists weren’t so sure it was a
    whale, though, as it appeared to them to have several arms or tentacles. Deeming it to actually be the remains of a
    giant octopus, photos and a specimen were sent to the Smithsonian museum in 1897. This monster is an example of what is known
    as a globster- the name given to unidentified biomasses that have undergone huge levels
    of decay by the time they are washed up and are, therefore, virtually unidentifiable. Conspiracy theorists, of course, have a field
    day with these sightings, and ever since the discovery of the St Augustine Monster there
    have been numerous theories as to the identity of the creature. The mystery was finally solved, though, in
    2004 when DNA analysis of the biomass that was stored at the Smithsonian proved that
    it was, in fact, a whale- just like the boys who found it in the first place had thought. 4. Fort Braggs Beach of Glass Some of the strangest, and most beautiful,
    beaches you will ever visit can be found in MacKerricher State Park near Fort Bragg in
    California. Between 1906 and 1967 the nearby waters were
    used to dump glass, appliances and vehicles– a policy that has left a long lasting mark
    on three of the local beaches. As the biodegradable waste broke down, the
    remaining items began washing ashore, most notably large amounts of glass. Rather than being sharp shards, the ocean
    processes have smoothed all of the pieces to form glass pebbles, which have become a
    beautiful tourist attraction. After opening to the public in 2002, the beaches
    are visited by thousands of people every day during the summer, all of who want their chance
    to see the most colorful beaches in the world. The glass won’t be here forever. The pebbles are slowly disappearing as they
    are washed back out to sea. Local politicians have refused efforts to
    replenish the glass due to environmental concerns, so if this is somewhere you want to visit,
    you had better go soon. 3. Doritos Large volumes of products are transported
    around the world on cargo vessels. Occasionally some containers fall into the
    ocean, and all their contents eventually all end up washed ashore. That’s exactly what happened to a container
    ship carrying Doritos chips that was caught in a storm in 2006. When it fell off the cargo ship, the container
    split and thousands of bags of chips were strewn across a half mile stretch, and resulted
    in bag-loads of images that you would almost believe were stills from the latest marketing
    campaign. Despite causing such an environmental mess,
    there was an added incentive for locals to help with the cleanup. To their delight the chips, that were sealed
    in foil bags, were perfectly preserved and absolutely safe to eat, leading to dozens
    of people combing the beach to get a free snack. 2. The Montauk Monster In another case of a globster washing up ashore,
    the Montauk Monster was found near a popular surfing spot on a beach near Montauk , New
    York in 2008. The mysterious creature has been the subject
    of intense speculation since photos started circulating, with people suggesting it may
    be the remains of a raccoon, rodent, sea turtle, dog, or a sheep. With each suggestion, though, comes a problem. Sheep, for example, don’t have sharp teeth. Raccoons don’t have such long legs, sea
    turtles don’t have fur or teeth, and rodents have very different mouth structures. As the creature had obviously been in the
    ocean for a long time, it had swollen up. It’s skin and hair had started to fall away,
    and decomposed in a way that made it very difficult to identify it for sure. Eventually the scientific community came to
    a degree of consensus that this was, in fact, the carcass of a raccoon- possibly one that
    had been diseased before it died. I don’t know…. 1. Legos This time the lucky one to receive an unexpected
    crate was Cornwall in England, when a crate of Legos fell overboard from the Tokio Express
    container ship during a storm in 1997. Instead of remaining at the bottom of the
    sea, they are still washing up on Cornish beaches today – offering an insight into the
    mysterious world of oceans and tides. Inside were almost 4.8 million pieces of Lego,
    many of which were nautically themed including flippers, spear guns, seagrass, scuba tanks
    and life preservers. The combination of the huge quantity of these
    tiny plastic pieces and the strong currents in the area mean that beachcombers still find
    them on an almost daily basis. In some cases they have even been found up
    to 300 miles away from where the container fell. Some pieces found on an Australian beach,
    on the other side of the world, are even thought to have come from the spill. Over 3 million lost pieces are still assumed
    to be floating around. It has now been 20 years since they fell into
    the sea, and maybe you should keep an eye out next time you’re on a beach– you may
    not be too far away from finding your own black octopus or green dragon that have travelled
    the oceans of the earth. Thanks for watching! Have you ever found anything cool on the beach? Let us know in the comments below! Remember to subscribe and see you next time! Bye!

    PORTO KATSIKI one of the best beach in Greece / Lefkada
    Articles, Blog

    PORTO KATSIKI one of the best beach in Greece / Lefkada

    November 20, 2019

    Welcome to the Porto Katsiki beach! Excuse me on an unstable recording.I’m going down the stairs. This side where we are now is ruined in the earthquake of 2015. Most people used this side to take pictures of the beach. You can reach the beach by car, you have a video in the description (How to get to the beach). A lot of people came to the beach with boat from nearby cities. There is also parking for cars, where it is also charged on the spot. This is a view of the beach from the coffee shop. We’re moving from the beach to the stairs, there are about one hundred. You can find natural shade below the wall, but I would not recommend it to you because of the escarpment. In the early hours there are not so many people, later it can be full. Now we can go to swim. Water is turquoise color and clean, but cold. Water can be very cold due to strong currents, and you can also see large waves. You can enjoy in them, but be carefull. Enjoy in the sunset! Thanks for watching!