• Why You Can’t Just Swim Straight Across the Ocean | The Swim
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    Why You Can’t Just Swim Straight Across the Ocean | The Swim

    BEN LECOMTE IS SWIMMING MORE THAN 5,500 MILES ACROSS THE PACIFIC OCEAN — AND FROM THE GET-GO, THIS WAS NEVER GOING TO BE EASY. IN ORDER TO COMPLETE HIS JOURNEY, BEN NEEDS A MAP TO NAVIGATE STRONG CURRENTS, EDDIES, AND EVEN TO ADJUST FOR THE CIRCUMFERENCE OF THE EARTH. JEREMY: The further north you go, the circumference of the Earth is less and less, so that can help shorten the overall voyage. If he stays too far south for too long, those winds and seas are gonna be going against him, which will end up slowing him down. BEN’S TEAM HAS BEEN PLANNING THIS ROUTE FOR OVER THREE YEARS, WITH…

  • Dog Dives To Help Clean Polluted Oceans
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    Dog Dives To Help Clean Polluted Oceans

    Lila loves to come on our cleanups and help pick up plastic bottles, cans, and basically anything that she can to help us clean the beach. Whether we’re walking down the beach and picking up plastic every single day, or even diving down to the bottom of the ocean to pull water bottles off the ocean floor Lila loves to help out. I’ve found that it’s easier to start with a toy. Right under water and bring it deeper as the dog goes for it. By doing this, we’re simulating what its gonna be like for the dog to jump off the bow of the boat, into the water, keeping…

  • How To Be Safe Around Water | Aquatic Complex Field Trip | KidVision Pre-K
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    How To Be Safe Around Water | Aquatic Complex Field Trip | KidVision Pre-K

    (fun music) – Today we’re at the Fort Lauderdale Aquatic Complex, home of the International Swimming Hall of Fame. We are here to learn about water safety. Look, there’s my friend Bruce. He’s the president of the International Swimming Hall of Fame. – Hi Children. Welcome to the Hall of Fame pools. Are you ready to learn about water safety? – [Children] Yeah! – [Bruce] All right, let’s go to our pool. – A pool. Wow, children use your eyes and tell me what you see. – [Children] Big pools. – The two big pools are used for competition and for lessons. – A clock. – The clock is used…

  • HOW TO BUILD ALL NATURAL POND WITHOUT LINER |LOW COST+MAINTENANCE |BIG BACK YARD WATER LAKE HABITAT
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    HOW TO BUILD ALL NATURAL POND WITHOUT LINER |LOW COST+MAINTENANCE |BIG BACK YARD WATER LAKE HABITAT

    hi there, I’m Carl the landscape guy and today I want to show you how I converted this back yard water pit into a 3000 square foot all natural pond. Now in a pond you want to try to keep the water level as constant as possible. The water level in this pit was fluctuating by about 2 to 3 feet depending on the weather. Rainwater would fill it up, especially during the winter months and during a hot summer there wasn’t much water left in there. This situation was really unsightly especially since the main line of sight in this back yard is right on the water pit. In…

  • Beach Report – the causes of water pollution
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    Beach Report – the causes of water pollution

    Our beaches and swimming spots are usually good for swimming, but can sometimes become polluted. Why is that? Stormwater run-off is the most common way. During and after rainfall, stormwater washes things like chemicals, faeces and rubbish into our bays and rivers. Children, older people and those with weakened immune systems are most at risk of illness from polluted water. Before you enjoy our many great swimming spots this summer remember to check the water quality from your mobile. Simply visit yarraandbay.vic.gov.au or check the EPA Twitter.

  • DuPont Makes More Pollution History
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    DuPont Makes More Pollution History

    DuPont is set to pay more than $42 million to restore the South River and the wildlife along that river. They’ve been poisoned. One of the former plants in Waynesboro, Virginia was responsible for that. High levels of mercury were detected in the 1970s, making it dangerous enough that you couldn’t eat the fish in that area for many years. Joining me to talk about this is John Rumpler. He’s an attorney with the Environment America. John, my first question has to be how mercury poisoning in a river and the fish swimming in it could still be a problem since these dangerous levels of mercury were discovered in the…

  • Sails to amazing Tall Ships – Ep. 19 BÁTOR ADVENTURES
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    Sails to amazing Tall Ships – Ep. 19 BÁTOR ADVENTURES

    Hey my name is Botond Bátor Bencsik from Hungary I live life fully I’m a backpacker After a rainy yesterday, it was wonderful to wake up to warming sunshine We are at the last stop before we reach our goal, Bergen This place Godøysund, is incredibly beautiful with many exciting islands scattered around Here a hotel was started in the late 19th century and it became a popular holiday paradise for tourists from all over the world The islands are still a popular place for many boat tourists We have a have a beautiful morning Breakfast okay Goodbye Godøysund I feel awesome Now it is time for the last leg…

  • This Is the Only Proven Way to Deter a Great White Shark | The Swim
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    This Is the Only Proven Way to Deter a Great White Shark | The Swim

    In the story of an epic journey across the Pacific Ocean, one particular character might quickly come to mind. Ben saw it first, actually; it was just straight on the bow of the boat three meters away – it was, like, bigger than Ben. Before we left, we finally managed to get in touch with a shark specialist to ask what to do in case of sharks. That specialist was Dr. Charlie Huveneers, a biologist who works to unlock the mysteries of shark behavior. Charlie and his team hope to find scientifically sound ways to help sharks and humans share the ocean. There’s a lot of situations when sharks and…

  • How Do You Stay Sane for Months at Sea? | The Swim
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    How Do You Stay Sane for Months at Sea? | The Swim

    As the crew of Seeker progresses on their expedition on to raise awareness for ocean health, they must brave rough weather and long hours of strenuous duties in tight quarters. Being on this boat is a bit like being in a spaceship. What I miss the most from land is all the sounds, all the smells, music in the streets, cars, voices of people that you don’t know, the smell of good food. The smell of cheese. All the fresh products. Members of the crew keep themselves sane with strict routines, secret snack stashes, books, movies and games. But the games swimmer Ben Lecomte has designed for himself are much…