Tag: ocean

This could have come straight out of my next novel…

It’s a floating dwelling, perfect for a water world like Marseguro. And it only costs $2.5 million! (Via Gizmodo.)

New specimen of colossal squid landed

New Zealand fishermen have landed a half-ton, 39-foot-long colossal squid, probably the largest specimen ever recovered. I once wrote a science column about colossal squid (which are a different species from giant squid). I like this paragraph: “I can assure you that this is going to draw phenomenal interest. It is truly amazing,” said Dr. …

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Eau de mer

“The smell of the sea” sounds romantic in books, but being a prairie landlubber, I always kind of thought that the sea, um…not to put too fine a point on it…is rather stinky. At least at first whiff. Meet the culprit: dimethyl sulphide. “On bracing childhood visits to the seaside we were always told to …

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