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?
- Video: Spangled Emperor Fish Dazzle the Great Barrier Reef Posted Wed, July 23, 2014
- Impacts of Climate Change on Highly Migratory Species Prioritized in NMFS Management Plan Posted Tue, July 29, 2014
- Ocean News: Regulators Propose Whale Sanctuary in the Canary Islands, Harbor Seals Found to Forage around Wind Farms, and More Posted Thu, July 24, 2014
- Photos: A Look at Some of the Ocean’s Most Beautiful Tentacles Posted Thu, July 24, 2014
- Ocean News: Blue Whale “Hot Spots” Linked with Busy Shipping Lanes, Massachusetts Bans Shark Fin Trade, and More Posted Fri, July 25, 2014