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The Dead Horse Bay

The Dead Horse Bay

Dead Horse Bay is a small saltmarsh on the southern side of Brooklyn. In the 19th century, the marsh was a site with animal processing plants to where carcasses of dead horses and other animals were brought to be processed into glue and fertilizer. The remains were dumped into the water. This explains how the Dead Horse Bay got its name.

Horses were replaced by automobiles, and until 1930's, the marsh of Dead Horse Bay was used as a New York city's landfill. Since around 1950's the garbage dump started to erode and all the treasures are now spilling out for everyone to see. More #deadhorsebay photos.

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October 16, 2016
Glass Bottle Beach of the Dead Horse Bay

Glass Bottle Beach of the Dead Horse Bay

The coast of the Dead Horse Bay is scattered with bottles, jars, vials, and other glass containers. Less abundant are crockery, faience, porcelain, and rubber items. Probably other materials have not survived and completely decomposed. Some items were buried more than a hundred years ago. Recently I've learned that it is nicknamed “Glass Bottle Beach”. More #deadhorsebay photos.

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October 16, 2016
Striped Searobin (Prionotus Evolans)

Striped Searobin (Prionotus Evolans)

This is a Striped Searobin (Prionotus Evolans) from the Triglidae family, commonly known as sea robins or gurnards.

Here are a few interesting things about sea robins. They make a croaking sound similar to a toad. Their skulls are fully armored and they have spines everywhere. They have spiny "legs" but they are not for walking. The "legs" are sensory organ used to search for food on the bottom. And look at these pectoral fins that look like wings.

How to catch: Sometimes you wish you knew how to not catch them. Striped Sea robins will take any bait and virtually any hook size.

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September 03, 2016
Desert Warrior

Desert Warrior

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June 18, 2016
Birthday Suits

Birthday Suits

Coney Island Mermaid Parade, 2016.

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June 18, 2016
Portrait of a Smooth Dogfish (Mustelus canis)

Portrait of a Smooth Dogfish (Mustelus canis)

Smooth dogfish is the name of this shark species I hear most often. But it also called Atlantic smooth dogfish, dusky smooth-hound, grayish, nurse shark, smooth dog, or smooth-hound.
They are mostly found in shallow waters and often can be caught from shore.

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June 11, 2016
Common Spider Crab (Libinia Emarginata)

Common Spider Crab (Libinia Emarginata)

Libinia emarginata, the portly spider crab, common spider crab, nine-spined spider crab, or the ugliest crab of the Atlantic coast of North America.

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May 28, 2016
Mexico Beach's Beach. Florida
U.S. Navy Deep Dive System Mark 1 (DDS-MK1)

U.S. Navy Deep Dive System Mark 1 (DDS-MK1)

Experimental dive system from 1968. Man in the Sea Museum, Panama City Beach, Florida.

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April 08, 2016
Tech Diver - IUC Yellow Submarine

Tech Diver - IUC Yellow Submarine

Man in the Sea Museum, Panama City Beach, Florida.

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April 08, 2016
Cape San Blas, Florida
WonderWorks

WonderWorks

WonderWorks - an amusement park. Panama City Beach, Florida.

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April 06, 2016
Pond Overflow

Pond Overflow

After the long drive, we arrived at the campground but there was not much ground to stand on.

Later I met a woman who told me that the evening before there was a heavy rain. She hid from it in her camper until the morning and woke up to discover that the belongings she left around the camper were either underwater or gone. Someone's things were floating around. The next two days people had to move through the water.

Heavy rain caused the campground's pond to overflow. Mexico Beach, Florida.

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April 03, 2016
Coney Island

Coney Island

Coney Island on a cold spring day.

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March 12, 2016
Shark-bitten in Half Sea Turtle Washed Ashore

Shark-bitten in Half Sea Turtle Washed Ashore

Or, perharps, it was struck by a boat propeller.

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September 01, 2014
Good Weather, Bad Weather
Rockaway Beach

Rockaway Beach

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June 23, 2012
Enjoying the View
Seabed

Seabed

The strait near Dead Horse Bay and Deep Creek became so shallow
and in some places water was gone so it was possible to walk along the bottom dry-shod.

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February 27, 2012
Away

Away

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May 25, 2010