Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Hawaii Snorkeling 101

Snorkeling! Super fun, educational, great exercise, and a wonderful experience. However, if you're new to snorkeling and you don't know how your equipment works, what the weather is like, or basic skills, the experience can be a little scary and down right miserable.

No worries beef curries! This little guide offers some advice on how to prepare for and enjoy your snorkel experience. 

If you're about to snorkel for the first time and you're not well acquainted with the water and don't have any snorkeling skills you may find yourself in a bit of trouble.

Friday, March 28, 2014

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Galveston Bay Oil Spill

A barge carrying 900,000+ gallons of crude oil collided with a ship in the Houston Ship Channel on Saturday March 22, 2014.

Screen cap of Google maps
One of the tanks on the barge was punctured and approximately 155,000+ gallons of oil were spilled into the Galveston Bay.

Photo: Bill Bishop/KHOU
So this is another oil spill the US can add to its rap sheet.

The Lost Files: Volunteering at the Ahihi Kina'u Natural Area Reserve; Exciting Events in the First Two Weeks

For the past two weeks I've been volunteering at the Ahihi Kina'u Natural Area Reserve and it has been EXCITING.

On my second day I helped rescue a lady who had an "anxiety induced asthma attack" while she was snorkeling with her husband.
Picture taken by Sarah Bott

Caught a man feeding the fish (CLICK HERE to read the web log post)

Retrieved a big bunch of net from the shoreline in front of the Sugarman estate.
Picture taken by Sarah Bott

Helped assist with a helicopter lift that took away suspected tsunami debris

Saw some poachers get busted from fishing in the reserve 

And I meet a lot of cool people! Literally! Majority of the people I meet at the reserve are from Canada!

This is only my second week volunteering at the Reserve, but it really is a LOT of fun.

Plastic Numbers; What Do They Mean?

Here's a little chart I created to help explain what the numbers on certain plastics stand for. (Click to enlarge)

Pictures found through google images
I hope you find this helpful!