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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
It's a Double Rainbow

It's a Double Rainbow

After every storm, there is a rainbow. Sometimes there are two. The second is less noticeable on the photo but it is there.

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July 14, 2016
There Will Be a Storm
View over Northport Bay

View over Northport Bay

View over Northport Bay from the Vanderbilt Mansion - former 43-acre estate of William K. Vanderbilt II, now the Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum.

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June 26, 2016
Passage to the Sea

Passage to the Sea

Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum. Eagle's Nest - William K. Vanderbilt, Jr's Gold Coast-era Moorish Mansion, located in Centerpoint, Long Island, NY.

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June 26, 2016
Desert Warrior

Desert Warrior

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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
Florida Fishing: Gafftopsail Catfish (Bagre Marinus)

Florida Fishing: Gafftopsail Catfish (Bagre Marinus)

Catching catfish from the ocean was surprising at first. Then it became annoying. Now I know that there are saltwater species of catfish.

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April 04, 2016
Coney Island

Coney Island

Coney Island on a cold spring day.

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March 12, 2016
Hudson River Estuary Waterways

Hudson River Estuary Waterways

Hudson River estuary waterways around New York City and New Jersey.

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August 20, 2015
Moored Boat

Moored Boat

Moored boat bobs upon the waves of the ocean.

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July 13, 2015
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
Dolphins, Breezy Point Tip, NY
Rockaway Beach

Rockaway Beach

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June 23, 2012
Enjoying the View
Sailing Away

Sailing Away

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June 03, 2012
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
The Nativity of Jesus

The Nativity of Jesus

St. Mark Roman Catholic Church, which is located on Ocean Avenue and Avenue Z, kept this nativity scene until the Orthodox Christmas
(Christmas according to the Julian calendar). Merry Christmas!

Не знаю специально ли, но Церковь Святого Марка, находящаяся в Бруклине, оставила эту сценку до Православного Рождества. Вот, только что сходил – сфотографировал. С Рождеством Христовым!

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January 07, 2012
Away

Away

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May 25, 2010