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Remember the days of piling into your car with your family on warm summer nights and going to the drive-in?

Smells of hamburgers and fries filled the air, while the feeling of staying up late made you even more excited.

Now, picture those nights watching movies while being surrounded by water!

This article by Co.Design brings light to an innovative and environmentally aware theater designed to temporarily house a film festival. Yao Noi, Thailand contained the floating drive-in, made to resemble lobster farms!

Check out this floating cinema and maybe one day New England will have one!

 

 

 

 

 

James Cameron, director of The Titanic, has made an amazing dive down to the Mariana Trench off the coast of Guam.

He completed the 6.8 mile journey in under 8 hours! Cramped inside a tiny sub called the DEEPSEA CHALLENGER, his journey gave more insight into our environment and also broke the worlds record for longest solo dive!

Could you travel down into an endless abyss by yourself?
I think the HydroView could!

But seriously, that’s amazing. Way to go James Cameron!

Enjoy your day, everyone.

Have you ever heard of a cuttlefish? Well, they’re among the smartest of the  invertebrates.

Only living for 1-2 years, the cuttlefish is hunted by dolphins, seals and sharks.

This article from BBC Nature News shows the level of extreme camouflage this fish will morph into. Depending upon the situation, these invertebrates will change their colors to blend into their environment or use their colors/patterns to stand out for mating.

Wouldn’t it be amazing if the HydroView could do this?

Enjoy your day, everyone!

 

 

 

Tiger Sharks are found mostly in tropical waters and are considered threatened due to fishing and finning, a process where they remove the sharks fins and throw the animal back into the ocean.

Researchers at the University of Miami have started satellite tagging these sharks to see if ecotourism, tourism in exotic, often threatened, natural environments, effects them in a negative way.

 

 

 

 

 

AquaLens

HydroView

Don’t you just want to jump on that dock and view the underwater world?

Have you ever wanted to view the underwater world without getting wet? No, it’s not the HydroView or the AquaLens, but the Poseidon Undersea Resort.  This exhilarating resort is located in the Fiji islands and offers a view like you’ve never seen before at a depth of 40 feet.

Daily activities include scuba diving through coral reefs and caves, journeys on submersible vehicles and water sports on the surface.

Is it just me or wouldn’t the HydroView be the perfect activity for Poseidon guests?

Enjoy your weekend, everyone!

 

In Brazil last Friday, dolphins stranded themselves onto the shore in Arraial do Cabo.

Locals spending their day on the beach rushed to action to save these beautiful mammals who were in desperate need of rescuing.

Watch here to see this heroic clip and to get more information about the rescue, which includes how close to 1,000 animals strand themselves in U.S coastal waters a year–extremely tragic.

The atrocious occurrence of the The Deepwater Horizon oil spill, better known as the BP oil spill, took place back in April 2010, killing 11 people and destroying a devastating amount of marine and wildlife habitats.

Almost two years later, the Gulf states of Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida have some hope. This week, The Senate approved that the water pollution fines go to these states for restoration.

The BP oil spill was the largest accidental marine oil spill in the history of the petroleum industry.

Discover more information here
Senate clears measure to divert water pollution fines from BP spill to Gulf states

Senate approves amendment giving Gulf states 80 percent of BP spill fines

 

After almost a year this month, Japan’s tsunami has created a devastating outcome for our underwater world. Read this article to become more informed on this important issue that needs attention.

Cousteau: Tsunami debris an environmental threat

Perhaps the HydroView would be a great asset to scope out the debris fields to asses dangerous substances and material. Research how you can help with ocean pollution, making our waters more safe.

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