Manta Rays

Debenhams Black Friday 2017 deals offer huge discounts, but some are only today

Debenhams are starting the week-long run-up to Black Friday the right way, by slashing the prices on some of their must-have goods for one day …

Shopping

NPR Music 10: 2016

<b>January 8, 2016</b><p>David Bowie releases <i>Blackstar</i><p>Try to imagine hearing the songs on this album in the days — just two of them — before we knew it would be Bowie's last. Listen to the strain in his voice during the first half of the title track; hear him squeeze out an incantation to powers that guide …

Music

ANOHNI says she has played her ‘last show’

The musician performed in the Danish city of Denmark last night (November 18)<p>ANOHNI has reportedly claimed her most recent show was, in fact, her …

Fish

Swim with the pigs in the Bahamas: How domestic swine became big-business for the paradise islands

On 9 September the ocean around the Bahamas’ Long Island and the Exumas vanished. Where there should have been endless stretches of aquamarine, there …

Beaches

Blue Planet II, episode 3 review: yet another series of blockbuster moments

Nightmare fuel was served up in great, writhing dollops as David Attenborough’s Blue Planet II (BBC One) plunged into the balmy waters of the world’s coral reefs.<p>A metre-long worm with dagger-like teeth rose spectrally from the seabed to bag a passing snack. A cuttlefish hypnotised its prey by …

David Attenborough

Watch: This hypnotic robotic manta ray glides through water silently

Bio-inspired engineering is helping roboticists make hyper-efficient hardware<p>Manta rays fly through the water on specially adapted wings. It's a …

Robotics

How to Do the Big Island of Hawai'i Like a Local

<b>Secret Beach: Kahalu‘u Beach Park</b><br>The big payoff at this tiny, sheltered cove on the west side of the island is what’s under the water: The snorkeling …

Hawaii

MantaDroid robot may one day join its inspiration in the depths of the ocean

“MantaDroid” may sound like the name of a villain from a ’90s-era Saturday morning cartoon like <i>Street Sharks</i>, but it’s actually the latest …

Fish

This Singapore invention looks and swims like a manta ray – and it could be the future of AUVs

The NUS research team behind the MantaDroid was led by Asssociate Professsor Chew Chee Meng (second from right).<p>It looks like a baby manta ray …

Oceans

The spectacular display of the mobula ray

The rays have large, flat, diamond-shaped bodies and long fins, allowing them to glide through water - and also through the air.<p>Huge groups of the …

UK Universities

More for you to enjoy from the BBC

<b>Starts 20:00 Sunday 29 October</b><p>Scroll into the depths to discover filming facts and secrets...<p>HUMPBACK WHALE<p>Humpback whales can catch up to 100kg of herring in one mouthful.<p>40-50m (30-165ft)<p>The limit for recreational scuba divers on air<p>TUSKFISH<p>The tuskfish uses coral as a tool to open …

Fish

Bowling Green Reels In Verbal from Legacy Falcon Stephanie Schoenlein

By Anne Lepesant on SwimSwam Mason, Ohio’s <b>Stephanie Schoenlein</b> has sent a verbal commitment to in-state Bowling Green State University for 2018-19, …

Swimming

Mason Manta Ray Stephanie Schoenlein Sends Verbal to Bowling Green State - Swimming World News

Photo Courtesy: Twitter @RAYSswimming<p><b>NEW COMMIT:</b> Lifelong Mason Manta Ray <b>Stephanie Schoenlein</b> of Mason, Ohio has verbally committed to Bowling Green …

College & University

How 10 popular collector cars received their namesakes

Some car names have simple explanations based on alphanumeric sequences or engine displacement. Others are a little more colorful. Here’s the …

Classic Cars

7 Pocket Holsters For Easy Everyday Carry

Here are several pocket holsters that simplify carrying a self-defense gun and keep it at the ready.<p>What’s got you covered for pocket carry?<p>Given the …

Self Defense

‘Drifting’ in Cozumel: a diving weekend in the Mexican Caribbean’s liveliest hotspot

The turtle came close, looking at me eye-to-eye. I’d watched him hovering on the ocean surface, 20 metres above our heads, as he took a few breaths. …

Scuba Diving

Blowing Bubbles

Fish

Adopt a Manta Ray on Vacation

Here's the latest article by Paige Conner Totaro from All Over the MapI love those sleek rays with their impossibly cheery grins. I dream of gliding …

Scuba Diving

Diving in the Maldives: Swimming with Manta Rays and Other Wonders

If diving in the Maldives with manta rays is in your bucket list, I can't blame you. Watching these huge rays swim is surreal! Here's my …

Scuba Diving

Toonstar lets you bring cartoon characters to life thanks to facial recognition

John Attanasio, CEO of Toonstar, said his goal is to create “a new Cartoon Network.”<p>Attanasio and his co-founder Luisa Huang were executives at Warner Brothers, so they both worked under the same corporate umbrella as the Cartoon Network. Attanasio said the key to Toonstar’s approach is to create …

Apps

The Great American Beer Festival Gold Medal Winners

Photo © Brewers AssociationA win at the GABF competition is a HUGE deal. Winning a Gold, a Silver or a Bronze medal in any one of this year’s 98 beer …

Beer

Travel Guide to Tel Aviv, Israel - what is there to see and do

I defy anyone to be bored during a short break to Tel Aviv. The high octane vibe is almost tangible and urges you to walk its streets and explore. Do …

Israel

SUP Surfing: Introducing the Ray Series, Blue Planet's Innovative Small Wave Animal

<b>Published on</b> octobre 9th, 2017 | <i>by Matt Dumoulin</i><p>SUP Surfing: Introducing the Ray Series, Blue Planet’s Innovative Small Wave Animal<p>« New for 2018 is …

SUP Surfing

Liveaboard Destinations To Dive in December

Are you planning a dive trip in December? This is a great month to go diving in the southern hemisphere, where waters are balmy and you’ll see plenty …

Scuba Diving

Largest Marine Protected Area in North America to Be Created off Mexico

The Revillagigedo marine reserve will protect a vast area in the Pacific and is home to many sharks, rays, and other life.<p>On October 5, the Mexican government announced its intent to create a new marine reserve in the Pacific Ocean, the largest protected area of its kind in North America.<p>Alejandro …

Oceans

Flying Manta Rays,Strange Dogs and Synchronicity

<i>I recently received the following account:</i><p>I heard your interview on <i>The Higherside Chats</i> and when you got to the mentioning of potential Manta Ray …

Paranormal

Breaking! Chevy Shows $30K, "Rat Rod" Corvette Concept "Manta Ray"

The Corvette concept “Manta Ray” is a factory built, Corvette “Kart” starting at $29,995.00. The driver’s side shows optional rear fenders.<p>Having …

Trucks

Komodo National Park; Indonesia’s Hidden Gem

<i>This guest post about Komodo National Park post is by Charlie:</i> Bali, the Gili Islands, Lombok … When you think of Indonesia these destinations …

Asia Travel

14 Epic Libraries Around the World

Calling all bookworms.<p>A cab driver once told me that, at the age of eight, he walked 10 miles from his Egyptian hometown in search of a private library rumored to have a copy of Nizar Qabbani’s <i>Arabian Love Poems</i>. Disregarding Washington D.C.'s late-night club-goers jaywalking outside the taxi, he …

Botanical Gardens

Where to go in December for wildlife and nature

You don’t have to believe in Father Christmas to have a magical December. Mother Nature has an abundance of gifts for those willing to look for them. Some will be found in the usual places – beneath trees and near the North Pole – while other locations are less conventional, but equally …

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