Tag: orcas

Kosatka DV, Swimming With The Orcas

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Kosatka means orca or toothed whales in the Russian language. A winter swimming center and club called Kosatka DV in Vladivostok was founded by Oleg Duchuchaev. DV or Dalniy Vostok means Far East that includes East Siberia, Yakutia, and the Pacific Coast. Kosatka DV organizes and trains people for

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March Madness In Uruguay

Courtesy of Germán Vaché. Arturo Santos and Ignacio Bussy are both 41-year-old open water swimmers from Argentina. In March 2014, Santos and Bussy completed a 9 km triple crossing between Gorriti Island and Punta del Este in Uruguay. A year later in March 2015, the duo pioneered another 9.5 km crossing from Punta de la Salina to Isla de Lobos in 3 hours

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The Perfect Open Water Swimming Venue

The perfect open water swimming venue, if it ever existed, would have the following elements: 1. A beautiful sunset every evening. 2. A gorgeous sunrise every morning. 3. An occasional lightning storm that lights up the sky. 4. Cloudless full moons for night swimming. 5. A wide expanse of silky smooth white sand. 6. Cold water coming in on low tides (so you

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Fish Or Meat? What Do Orcas Prefer?

Similar to humans who prefer fish or meat, orcas can have their own particular food preferences. In the Atlantic Ocean, some researchers have suggested that the separate preferences for fish and meat among orcas also lead to other changes and preferences. Some suggest that the orcas separated into distinct species because of their diet: fish-eaters mate

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Top 10 Things To Fear In The Open Water

During his completion of the 5 Oceans (a marathon swim in the Atlantic, Arctic, Southern, Indian and Pacific Oceans), recent International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame inductee (Honour Swimmer) Lewis Pugh had to study and carefully prepare for various creatures that could be of potential harm to him and his crew. Below are 10 of the most potentially

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