So far it’s not as bad as 2019 in Palm Beach County. But, it’s pretty bad. The Sargassum bloom is out of control again. This is in Ocean Ridge, Florida.
Sargassum is a seaweed that can accumulate along the shoreline in large amounts, making the shoreline inaccessible for swimming, boating, and other recreational activities. This beach seaweed overflow is happening again.
If you live near the coast and have experienced the beach seaweed overflow in the past, then you already know what to do! Be sure to check out our site for more information on this and other coastal issues!
See the feature story I did in 2019 when it was really bad in Florida, the Caribbean, and South and Central American coasts:
A brother and sister rented a Tesla and found they had to stop six times in one day to charge it.
Xaviar Steavenson and his sister Alice drove from Orlando, Florida to Wichita, Kansas.
They said other customers with rented Teslas had called Hertz with similar charging problems.
Xaviar and Alice Steavenson wanted to find out what it’s like to drive a Tesla, so they rented one from Hertz for a road trip from Orlando, Florida to Wichita, Kansas.
They knew that the electric car would need charging en route, but what the siblings did not expect was just how often they’d need to plug it in.
They realized it would take longer to charge the car after the weather turned so cold in late December.
However, it got to the point that the “battery would drain faster than it would charge,” Xaviar told Insider.
When they set off they could drive for at least two and a half hours before needing to charge the Tesla. “We ended up having to stop every one to one and a half hours to charge for an hour, then an hour and a half, then two hours,” he said.
“So beyond the lost time, it also got to the point it was between $25 and $30 to recharge. Just in one day, we stopped six times to charge at that cost,” Xaviar said.
Hertz said on its website that renting a Tesla was “always cheaper than gas,” according to Xaviar, but he said that claim was far from the truth.
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Unprovoked bites, while rare, have been raising the alarm for some beachgoers this summer
Brownie Bytes Take: As a surfer with 40 years experience in Florida, New Smyrna Beach has the most shark bites and sharks in the surfline than anywhere else. I’ve been bumped, chased, and seen others bitten there in 3 ft. of water right along the shore. Even though the blacktip shark migration during the late Fall and Winter happens in S. Florida with 10,000 sharks per mile per day cruising near the coast, they rarely bother anyone.
– R. Michael Brown
News of shark attacks off the coast of New York’s Long Island this summer raised the alarm for many beachgoers, surfers and divers. Shark bites, although rare compared with the number of people who get into the ocean, still happen in coastal areas of the U.S.
According to Tracking Sharks, a website that specializes in reporting shark attacks and bites across the globe, there have been 28 shark attacks in the U.S. in 2022 as of Aug. 1. Two of the attacks were provoked and none was fatal.
There were 47 confirmed cases in 2021, returning to prepandemic levels, and 33 in 2020.
Unprovoked shark bites are the most common incidents, according to the Florida Museum of Natural History’s International Shark Attack Files, a global compilation of all known shark attacks. Florida leads the U.S. in shark attacks, followed by Hawaii, California and South Carolina.
The most frequent type of unprovoked bites are so-called “hit and run” attacks, the museum says. These normally happen in the surf zones as coastal shark species follow schools of fish close to shore. There, sharks can encounter swimmers and surfers—and sometimes confuse people with their usual prey. The sharks don’t return after inflicting a single bite or slash wound.
Shark attacks and deaths from shark bites are extremely rare, experts say. The yearly average of unprovoked shark bites globally is 70, resulting in about 5 deaths, data from the Florida Museum of Natural History shows.
TED Talk Subtitles and Transcript: What if we could “grow” clothes from microbes, furniture from living organisms and buildings with exteriors like tree bark? TED Fellow Suzanne Lee shares exciting developments from the field of biofabrication and shows how it could help us replace major sources of waste, like plastic and cement, with sustainable and eco-friendly alternatives.
— Read on www.ted.com/talks/suzanne_lee_why_biofabrication_is_the_next_industrial_revolution/transcript
Italy’s famed active volcano, Etna, has been spewing lava for over three weeks. On Sunday, March 7, the fiery mountain on the eastern coast of Sicily let out its tenth big blast of the season since February 16. Only this time, it also rained down ash and small lava stones on the town nearby.
At nearly 3,324 meters above sea level, Etna is the tallest active volcano in Europe. According to Italy’s National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology ( INGV), the giant exploded at approximately 2:00 am local time, pushing the column of ash and lava to a height of 10,000 metres.
The lava down below did not change direction and continues to flow from the southeast crater — down the side of the volcano that does not house any residents.
Sustainable deepwater fish farms could propel the fishing industry into a new direction and in an “environmentally responsible manner” by replenishing depleted wild stocks that have been affected by overfishing and pollution.
Marine biologist Neil Sims is helping to spearhead this initiative with Hawaii-based Ocean Era (formerly Kampachi Farms), a start-up that’s established offshore.
The National Hurricane Center is into Greek names at this point because of so many storms. The latest is Gamma. Come on 2020 – give us a break! Atlantic 5-Day Graphical Tropical Weather Outlook
— Read on www.nhc.noaa.gov/gtwo.php
Given the unpredictability of COVID-19 and rising hotspots across the U.S., the CT Defense Mobile Medical Unit could lessen the constraint put on hospitals – and save more lives.
Created by CT Defense and distributed by Elavo, this state-of-the-art mobile hospital is a 12-bed mobile ICU that features HEPA filtered climate control, which prevents the spread of infectious diseases.
This is the Colossus, a robust fire-fighting robot by Shark Robotics that was developed with Paris firemen, the Brigade de Sapeurs-Pompiers. This multi-purpose support robot for operations in high-risk areas helped extinguish the ferocious Notre Dame blaze that occurred on April 15, 2019.
While it may seem small in size, this fire-fighting beast lives up to its name. Considered to be “the most powerful electric robot in the world,” the Colossus is amazingly resistant to thermal radiation (up to 900 ° C). It can also run up to 12 hours in an operational situation and has a carrying capacity of up to 500 Kg.
Its integration is also impressive. In less than 30 seconds, the Colossus’ functions are interchangeable by a single operator without the use of tools. Super easy to use, the Colossus sets up quickly and is a low-maintenance robot that has proven to save lives as well as beloved historic structures.