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Grey shark taken in the big Underwater Studio called Ocean. In this case Blue Corner, Palau. This is my 300th upload. So I figured I show you a special one. Press H&M please! Face to face, we got to fight the fight…. Somehow while editing this image Pete Townshend came to my mind.
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Welcome to Tumblr Survivor: Egypt!

Tropical beaches? Exotic fruits? Wide open seas?

It’s time to leave all of that behind.

This season will be taking place in Egypt, one of the most beautiful and culturally rich countries in the world. This country has one of the oldest histories of any country in the world as it was one of the first to ever be established. It is the ancient aspects of this culture that will be the primary theme of the season: leadership, determination, and unity were all important aspects that allowed those who ruled the country to have their influence stretch over generations.

Twenty four players will enter this season for the chance to win it all. We have three tribes: Khufu, Sahure, and Neferka. Each of the three tribes will discover what it takes in order to be the ultimate survivor.

Amongst our players are also some familiar faces. The returning players of the season are all either one time players who did not win or those who have played multiple times and did not make merge. All of them deserve a second (or third, or fourth…) shot at redemption and hopefully this will be the season that allows them to prove they have what it takes to succeed.

24 players, 60 (ish) days, 1 Sole Survivor!


Casa Brutale - OPA

For the super-rich Bond villains of the world, OPA (Open Platform for Architecture) have produced this concept for a cliffside home straight out of James Bond. Overlooking the Aegean Sea, this residence of concrete and glass makes little impact on the landscape besides a rooftop pool (which casts incredible ripples through its glass bottom into the interior spaces) and a set of steps. Follow the steps downward and you’re faced with a full-height, full-width wall of glass providing amazing views out to sea. 

As would be expected from a brutalist concrete home, the interior features of Casa Brutale are minimal and spacious, all set below the most fantastic light show from the swimming pool above. 

See more at: ArchDaily

Sea Turtle Hatchling Heading to Monterey

Can sea turtles fly? Well, a young loggerhead sea turtle similar to the one pictured here will be airborne tomorrow, en route from North Carolina to an exhibit in our Open Sea galleries.

It’s flying coach to Monterey with Curator Steve Vogel. You can follow their progress on Wednesday using the Twitter hashtag #TravelingTurtle.

At the earliest, it could be on exhibit Thursday morning, depending on the outcome of its veterinary exam. (We’ll keep you posted.)

The turtle is one of nine hatchlings rescued earlier this year by our colleagues with the North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores. These turtles didn’t make it back to sea with their nest-mates, and were hand-raised at the aquarium.

All nine are being loaned out to aquariums around the country, where they’ll live for up to two years before they’re returned to North Carolina, tagged and released to the wild.

Our youngster is just over 4 inches long and weighs less than half a pound. By the time it leaves Monterey, it could be more than a foot long and weigh up to 15 pounds.

We won’t know if it’s a boy or a girl, though. Even experts can’t tell a sea turtle’s gender until it’s around 10 years old.

Look for tomorrow’s updates at #TravelingTurtle, then come check the little guy out for yourself. It will be on the second floor of the Open Sea, near the puffins and other seabirds, in an exhibit that highlights the threats facing sea turtles and other animals from unsustainable fishing practices.

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