Tag: Angel Yanagihara

The Perfect Open Water Woman

The Perfect Open Water Woman Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Friendly and fit, intelligent and innovative, personable and professional. These are just a few of the characteristics that define the open water swimmers who venture beyond the shorelines around the world. From teenagers to great grandfathers, open water swimmers are

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A Rising Tide Lifts All Boats

A Rising Tide Lifts All Boats Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. “It is very easy to be uplifted and inspired by those in the open water swimming community,” says Steven Munatones. “There are simply so many heroes and heroines in the sport, all specializing in every kind of niche in the sport. Some are fast like the Dutch swimmers Ferry

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She Is An Inventive Angel

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Angel Yanagihara, the inventor of the world's most effective jellyfish protection, was honored last year at the kickoff ceremonies at the University of Hawaii chapter of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI). NAI, open only to United States patent holders, is an organization to honor and promote inventors

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Levels Of Concern In The Long Swim

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. In helping Jamie Patrick plan and prepare for his The Long Swim, a 78-mile attempt in the Caribbean Sea, jellyfish expert Dr. Angel Yanagihara provided a probability list of encountering box jellyfish in the sea around Eleuthera in the Bahamas. "I have been to Eleuthera and done a good bit of field work in

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Angel Yanagihara, Venom Scientist

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Lots of open water swimmers have advice when it comes to jellyfish and stings, but no one in our opinion knows as much about jellyfish as biochemist Dr. Angel Yanagihara of the University of Hawaii at Manoa, a faculty member at the John A. Burns School of Medicine. Here are some of her latest publications

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The Box Jellyfish Packs A Powerful Punch

In a recent article, the venomous box jellyfish was mentioned. "…the box jellyfish, normally found in the Indo-Pacific, had migrated to the Florida Strait. Almost transparent, with 5,000 toxin-firing barbs on each 10-foot-long tentacle, the box jellyfish is particularly venomous…" Note entirely true according to jellyfish expert Dr. Angel Yanagihara.

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