Winter is coming.
22 years without Freddie Mercury
5th September 1946 - 24th November 1991
Freddie, you changed the face of music and brought happiness into our lives with your incredible talent. We miss you and remember you every day, thank you for everything.
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Vitrelladonella RichardiWe have just confirmed with Senior Scientist Bruce H. Robison, from the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, that the translucent octopus discovered in the DeepSee Submersible last week (April 10 2012) was in fact a very rare deep water pelagic octopus know as Vitrelladonella richardi.While there is no confirmed common name for the octopus Dr. Robison believes that they are found primarily in tropical and subtropical waters around the world and are very rarely seen. This is largely because they tend to be a deep water octopus and the DeepSee just happened to catch this little guy (80cm/2.6ft) shallower than usual at 180m/590ft. While Dr. Robison points out that not much is known about these translucent octopus he did tell us this:
"They are wonderfully transparent and the body parts that they can’t make transparent (like the eyes and digestive gland) are elongate and sort of teardrop-shaped, so that when the animal is horizontal they cast a minimal shadow against the lighted waters above." - Dr. Bruce H Robison
Nothing can match the excitement of encountering such an incredible creature in the submarine. While at Cocos Island guests and crew all gathered around watching the footage of the octopus in awe. Check out the video below showing the octopus as well as the other highlights from the DeepSee dives during the Argo April 4-14th trip.The ability to work hand in hand with leading scientists like Dr. Robison, whose research at the Monterey Bay Aquarium is focused on the biology and ecology of deep-sea animals, is the backbone of the DeepSee’s operation.
As a guest aboard the DeepSee you have the unique opportunity to be a part of the discovery and exploration process because the sub’s video camera records each and every sub dive. This footage is sent to the research station in our San Jose office where scientists from the University of Costa Rica analyze the footage. Don’t miss a chance to be part of a scientific discovery and an incredible deep sea adventure. Make sure to book a ride in the DeepSee on your next trip to Cocos Island.
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10 of the Best Twilight Zone Episodes
This week marks the 54th anniversary of Rod Serling’s seminal science fiction television series that transported viewers into unknown dimensions — of sight, sound and of mind. One of the best TV shows to come out of the 1960s without having lost any of its appeal. Here are 10 of some of the best Twilight Zone episodes. Which are your favorites?
1 Nightmare at 20,000 Feet — William “Captain Kirk” Shatner stars in what might be the most famous and revered of all Twilight Zone episodes.
2 To Serve Man — In this episode, mankind has seemingly found a benevolent alien savior in the form of the Kanamits — a race of towering space travelers who are all too willing to help Earth eradicate the problems of hunger and war.
3 The Eye of the Beholder — A young woman undergoes surgery to improve her appearance and look like everyone else. It all becomes clear when the doctors and nurses faces are revealed.
4 Time Enough at Last — After getting his wish to be rid of people, he is stuck in a world with all the time and books he could ever want and no way to enjoy them.
5 It’s a Good Life — A boy with incredible psychic powers who holds everyone around him hostage. And if they displease him, he simply thinks them out of existence.
6 The Invaders — A woman takes on tiny alien beings who accost her at her isolated farmhouse with an incredible twist at the end.
7 The Monsters are Due on Maple Street — This episode is another tale that asks the viewers to decide who the real monsters are: the alien invaders or their very own friends and neighbors? The invaders conclude that the best way to destroy mankind is to let us destroy ourselves.
8 Living Doll — A man isn’t a fan of his stepdaughter’s new “Talky Tina” doll, especially after she starts telling him she’s going to kill him.
9 Walking Distance — A man revisits his childhood (literally). It’s not the typical Twilight Zone story, but it stands as one of the best tales in the series and one of Serling’s finest moments.
10 Five Characters in Search of an Exit — An army major wakes up in a metal cylinder and meets a hobo, a ballet dancer, a bagpiper, and a clown. This episode features one of the best surprise endings of the series.
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