The last few days have been very good to the Washington Capitals. On the 18th of April, the Caps donated more than $30,000 to the Washington Animal Rescue League. This money was raised from the Canine Calendars that were sold at every Capitals home game. The $31,320 will provide the canines shelter, food and care and help the organization to complete its goal: to “rescue, rehabilitate and re-home animals that have nowhere else to go.”
There are many outlets which showcase conservation efforts and wonders of the world. Here are a few of them.
1) Conservation.org is a website dedicated to the sole protection and education of the earth and it’s environment. They provide detailed information on where they work and how they work within these areas. They assist with the livelihood and protection of all things nature. Donate to their cause, and know that over 82% goes towards the projects all over the globe. Let them know that Athletic Supporters sent ya!
3) The Discovery Channel is also an entertaining media outlet that showcases the importance of learning about the world and all things around the globe. They feature media that ventures outside the realm of conservation, but do often show efforts with the conservation realm.
Though James Cameron admits to not seeing much at the bottom of the world, he does explain that what he saw was adaptive to the extreme pressure. Some animals, as he put it, had tiny eyes and some used bio-luminescence. In his words it was a “completely alien world.”
At times, Steve Irwin’s conservation tactics were deemed questionable, but his true intentions were nothing short than the protection, education and survival of the earth and the many creatures living within it.
Yesterday, we shared that surfers are going to the extreme and venturing out to the middle of the ocean to find these rogue waves. What is their strategy? How do they find these beasts? The quick answer is specialized surf forecasting. These surf forecasters use GPS technology and meteorology reports to pin-point locations where rogue waves can occur. Though, they are also the first one’s to admit, that the technology isn’t quite there yet.
Extreme surfers, on the other hand, are simply driven to find the best and most mammoth waves. Most of these extreme surfers are able to provide their own data when finding waves, but there are sources out there that can help pin-point swells. Swellinfo is one such site. However, they do focus more along the coast. Another site, Surf-Report also uses this technology to give a comprehensive view of analysis.
Either way, when looking for a ride, be sure to check those sites out (and others) for a more enjoyable surf. And, remember, if trying to find and surf a rogue wave, these beasts can topple ships. Surf at your own risk and never get above your head–be safe.
This video was taken from the popular Deadliest Catch program on the Discovery Channel. The video shows a perfect account of what a rogue wave can do.