Waves

Waves

By Terry Sovil from the September 2017 Edition We’ve had a lot of big waves this summer. It’s made diving difficult! I started to wonder where they came from. Could it be all of the storms and hurricanes? At one point...
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Bioluminescence

Bioluminescence

By Terry Sovil from the August 2017 Edition What? Bioluminesence. I get confused thinking about it and think about “fluorescence” or “phosphorescence” or “luminous”. Bioluminescence is the production, and emission of, light by a living org...
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The Green Flash

The Green Flash

By Terry Sovil from the July 2017 Edition The Green Flash should not be confused with the DC Comics “Flash” and/or mixed with the TV show “The Green Hornet”. Manzanillo has a reputation for deep-sea fishing and a certain quality...
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Lightening Storms, Electricity and Appliances

Lightening Storms, Electricity and Appliances

By Terry Sovil from the June 2017 Edition Living in a beautiful spot like Manzanillo is fantastic. The weather here can vary but it is generally sunny and nice. Or HOT and HUMID. In the past, we talked about expensive...
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My Ocean Loves My Stuff

My Ocean Loves My Stuff

By Terry Sovil from the May 2017 Edition Those beautiful beaches in Manzanillo can have a few draw- backs. We’re going to focus on trying to protect your stuff  from the oxidation and rust that our ocean seems to share....
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Red Tides

Red Tides

By Terry Sovil from the April 2017 Edition Saltwater is alive with microscopic life. See the photo of a sin- gle drop of sea water magnified 25 times. That will keep you on the beach! Most is harmless and forms...
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Tsunamis

Tsunamis

By Terry Sovil from the March 2017 Edition Tsumami is a word that originated in Japan from the late 19th century meaning tsu ‘harbor’ + nami ‘wave’ (harbor wave). It is a series of ocean waves caused by the same...
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Earthquakes

Earthquakes

By Terry Sovil from the February 2017 Edition An earthquake, also called a temblor, is the shaking or rolling of the earth’s surface. It is when two “plates” suddenly slip and slide past each other or break apart due to...
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Long Distance Records

Long Distance Records

By Terry Sovil from the August 2016 Edition Who could ever imagine a butterfly that flies 2,500 to 3,000 miles / 4,000 to 4,800 km? Well there is one. The MONARCH BUTTERFLY migrates from the central United States and Canada...
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Flora Exotica

Flora Exotica

By Freda Rumford from the April 2016 Edition Forever, it seems; orchids have been a joy to me, the delicacy of the flowers, the transparency and waxy feel of the petals and the glorious colours. Oh those glorious colours. We...
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