More news from my homeland, California: Orange County-based sand castle building team Archisand took top honors for the sixth time in eight years at the 27th annual U.S. Open Sand Castle Competition last weekend.
It took the squad about five hours to chisel a roller coaster featuring an octopus and a penguin careening through a school of fish on a coral reef. Previous creations include a poker party, a Hogwarts castle and a couple platoons of Tiki heads (pictured); that last one was erected on the shores of one of my fav O.C. beaches, Corona del Mar.
So while we already know sea turtles depend on beach space to lay eggs, here is yet another example of why saving our oceans and beaches is important for humans as well. Anyone else sensing a pattern here?
- Oceana Provides Comments to President Obama’s Task Force to Tackle Illegal Fishing and Seafood Fraud Posted Wed, September 10, 2014
- Sharks and Rays Gain International Protection under CITES Listing Posted Sun, September 14, 2014
- Ocean Roundup: Healthy Corals Mean More Sharks, Extinct Dolphin Found in Peruvian Desert, and More Posted Thu, September 11, 2014
- Ocean Roundup: Shark-Eating Dinosaur Fossils Discovered, Germany Paving Way for Cheaper Wind Energy, and More Posted Mon, September 15, 2014
- Oceana Magazine: DiCaprio Funds Conservation Across the Entire Eastern Pacific Posted Thu, September 11, 2014