Tag: seaweed

The Cheerios Effect In The Open Water

The Cheerios Effect In The Open Water Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. "Occasionally, I run into clumps of seaweed and bunches of trash or plastic in the ocean," says Steven Munatones. "It is more often than not that I swim into a clump of something rather than a solitary piece of trash or single piece of seaweed. I have always wondered

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Swimming Into Seaweed

Courtesy of WOWSA, Santa Monica Beach, California. Swimming into seaweed while out in the ocean is always surprising to us. We occasionally slam into seaweed, stop suddenly, head immediately raises to check out the situation, and then resume swimming. Without failure. Copyright © 2016 by World Open Water Swimming Association

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Scary Things In The Ocean

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Most people are afraid of sharks in the ocean. See a fin in the ocean and most people's hearts start to race or even skip a beat or two. Fear is often the first primal impression. Almost everyone very much dislikes jellyfish stings - or stings from any kind of marine life from poisonous fish to

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When Seaweed Tastes Like Bacon

Photo courtesy of Andrew J Martinez / Science Source / Getty. If it looks like seaweed and is grown in salt water, how can it taste like bacon? How can a staple of the Japanese diet taste like a staple of the American diet? Through the ingenuity and creativity of scientists at the Oregon State University Marine Science Center. Oregon State University

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Wakame For The Skin

The next time you run into that clump of seaweed or get tangled in kelp, you may want to rub it on your skin. Go to a Japanese home, eat in a sushi bar, or eat a salad in Asia, and you are also bound to run headlong into the green (or brown or red) stuff. Check out the skin of those that eat seaweed frequently. More than likely, it is smooth and

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