Friday, October 31, 2008

Shopping for new binoculars

I have been using an old pair of binoculars for years now. For whale watching from the coastline they are not a pair that I would choose for doing it. My old camcorder has a better zoom feature on it to allow me to get up close and personal. I have been looking around for a new pair and I think that I might have found a line of binoculars that I like - the NIKON line. The one I have pictured above is their Ocean Pro which they claim is made just for using in an marine environment. I quite frankly never had a problem with the old pair I am using around the water. What NIKON is offering is Free ATB Pro Gear when you purchase a pair of binoculars from them. It is something I'll have to think about since I am also looking for a more powerful zooming feature than what I currently have.

In celebration of Halloween....

Since today is Halloween I thought I would share with you a scary picture. This is how much of our un-recycled garbage ends up - in the water. It is true that there are land fills over over the world to deal with household garbage but this (the picture above) is what happens after a rain storm, when carelessly thrown away plastic bottles and other trash flow down drains, streams, rivers and and man made canals to the ocean.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Sea World in San Diego to get new whale

Sea World has applied for a permit to import a Pilot Whale from the Lisbon Zoo. The Lisbon Zoo is the world's largest zoo and has fantastic facilities. I imagine that the whale in question would be located in a smaller tank in California. The permit details are below.