Mike Mongo reveals the worlds of marine, shoreline, and in-land eco-biology

Saturday, July 29, 2006

Eric Cheng, shark swimmer and photographer

Eric Cheng is an underwater photographer. He swims with sharks.

Big, big sharks.


Monday, July 17, 2006

Rare Whales Can Live to Nearly 200

Bowhead whales live to be 200 years old! And their brains are larger than humans!

Link via Reddit.

Sunday, July 16, 2006

Turtle Hospital and healthy Hawksbill Turtle...on Release Day!

The Turtle Hospital Rescuers
I ran into these folks from the Turtle Hospital of Marathon a few mornings back, as they were stepping aboard the Yankee Freedom boat to head to the Dry Tortugas to release this young hawksbill turtle who had spent some recovery time at the hospital after an sea accident.

Everybody was happy and excited, even the young turtle, who was wiggle wiggle wiggle and raring to go.

Small Crab in Key West Salt Flats

Here's a small spider crab I found while examining an unusual piece of blueberry-colored sponge.

Thursday, July 13, 2006

"Record" Hammerhead Shark carried 55 Baby Sharks

hammerhead shark babies

It ain't tragic - idiot humans need love,too - but it's highly unfortunate.

Tragic is commercial overfishing.

(Courtesy Swim At Your Own Risk)

Hammerhead Attacks Tarpon

(Courtesy Swim At Your Own Risk)