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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The Ship S.S. Golden Gate

The Ship S.S. Golden Gate

By Terry Sovil from the January 2017 Edition At 2:30 pm on Monday July 21, 1862, one of the fastest steamers on the West Coast left San Francisco bound for Panama. The boat was the S.S. Golden Gate. She set...
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Vacations and Water Part 2 of 2

Vacations and Water Part 2 of 2

By Terry Sovil from the November 2016 Edition In the last article we talked about Dry Drowning and Secondary Drowning. This time we’ll talk more about prevention, safety and drowning. Like most emergencies, we want to try to focus more on...
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