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It's a pretty good crowd for a Monday And the mermaid gives me a smile 'Cause she knows in the sea, that it’s harder for me To come float with her fish for a while And the piano, it sounds like a narwhal And the viz is perfect and clear And they swim near and far, to visit my sandbar And say, “Woman, what are you doin' here?"
A pair of wave gliders wait patiently at dawn to be deployed in the Gulf of Mexico. These clever platforms consist of a hull that sits on the ocean surface and a tethered array of articulating foils below. Because wave motion dissipates as you go deeper underwater, passing waves cause the hull to rise and fall more than the foils, which in turn creates relative motion through the water. The up and down motion of the foils generates forward propulsion, like a bird flapping its wings, which propels the glider at speeds up to a couple knots! With so little energy required, they can stay at sea for months and travel thousands of miles collecting samples and transmitting data to scientists onshore.
Our new tiger shark leggings are here! If you’ve ever had the awe-inspiring experience of swimming in the presence of these large predators then you know why these just had to exist. Help us to celebrate these amazing animals, support research to inform management of their populations, and use your gear as a conversation piece to educate others. These babies are a collaboration print with @sharktagging and 10% of profits will go directly to them, helping to fund important research focused on the ecology, movement and conservation of tiger sharks as well as other local shark species. Pick up a pair at waterlust.com/shop
One way (of many) to prove that the Earth is a sphere is to compare the length of a shadow cast by the same object at the same time of day at different locations. Because we live on such a rotund rock, the incoming rays of light from the sun reach us at different angles of incidence depending on our position. Measuring shadows this way implements the same approach that Greek astronomer Eratosthenes used to calculate the exact circumference of the Earth 2,267 years ago!
Shark week starts today and to celebrate we’ll be launching a new legging print this coming week, inspired by one of the largest marine predators - the tiger shark, Galeocerdo cuvier! Ever seen a tiger shark up close and personal? It’ll take your breath away. 10% of profits from the sale of these leggings will go to @sharktagging, helping to support research to inform management of their populations, education and outreach.