Travel: The Aquarium at Moody Gardens, Galveston TX

Recently I made a day trip to the Aquarium at Moody Gardens in Galveston, Texas.  February is the slow season in the area, which meant that the visit was very pleasant with no crowds at all.  This aquarium is one of the largest in the Southwest with over 1.5 million...

Travel: Virginia Living Museum

This summer had been filled with trips for my family. After 2 years in the COVID isolated environment we needed to get out for sanity’s sake. One of these trips had us travel down to Williamsburg, Virginia for Colonial Williamsburg and Busch...

Travel: Waikiki Aquarium

As an avid hobbyist I will always add an aquarium to the destination list of places I visit. I fortunately had a family trip to Hawaii a few years ago.  Hawaii has two aquariums, one of which is the Waikiki Aquarium.…

Rad Reefs on the Big Island of Hawaii

Aloha Mai Kakou, Exploring coastlines and finding underwater creatures has been a passion of mine since childhood.  Growing up in coastal Florida, I kept what I caught locally in home aquariums before landing my high school job at a burgeoning exotic pet store and...

How Sharks can Help the US Military in the Future

(Photo by Cpl. Darien Bjorndal 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit) Could something in shark blood help American soldiers detect invisible, dangerous weapons and defeat them? With advanced senses, sharks can hunt their prey by detecting even the tiniest of traces. Just one drop of blood in an Olympic-sized swimming pool would get the attention of a shark. Now the U.S. military is investigating whether a protein in shark blood can help hunt for chemical and biological weapons and reveal them before they harm military personnel. U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) scientists are using these shark antibodies to create new ways to protect American warfighters against these horrific threats. Funded by the Defense Threat Reduction Agency’s Joint Science and Technology Office, the research could lead to
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