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Tuesday: July 26, 2011

Over in China beach-goers are enjoying a healthy swim in algae-filled waters.Over in China beach-goers are enjoying a healthy swim in algae-filled waters.

An algae bloom, or 'green tide,' has clogged nearly 7,700 square miles (20,000 square kilometers) of the Yellow Sea, Chinese authorities said Sunday, according to the state-run media outlet Xinhua. The algae blanketing the beaches belongs to a species of marine plankton known as Enteromorpha prolifera, found in waters all around the world. In the right conditions, the algae can explode into so-called macro-algal blooms, Steve Morton, a marine biologist at the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), told National Geographic News in 2010.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Strange @ 2:05 PM | Tags (8) | natgeo | china | algae | beach | species | national | geographic | plankton |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: October 30, 2009

Ten things you should probably know before becoming a sumo wrestler.Ten things you should probably know before becoming a sumo wrestler.

A wrestler’s daily drills include the butsukari geiko, an exercise which involves repeatedly whamming his body into an opponent’s chest as he attempts to slam the wrestler to the ground, and body-slamming wooden planks.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in FYI @ 4:03 PM | Tags (9) | things | fyi | sumo | wrestler | planks | exercise | planks | drills | ehonda |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 27 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: July 8, 2009

Photoblog: Macro Plank
Macro Plank

As you can tell I have been on quite the macro kick lately. My apologies.

Location:

Orlando, Florida

Posted to Photoblog filed in Artsy @ 4:37 PM | Tags (7) | macro | photography | photos | photoblog | wood | plank | grain |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 2 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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