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Tunicates….What is that orange blob?

So yesterday I spent part of the day off the beaches of Siesta Key. Forever on the hunt for new treasures I was beach combing thru the seaweed on the shoreline.  Some broken sand dollars and lots of little seeds. … Continue reading

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Petoskey Stones – fossilized coral

While in Michigan, Rich and I have discovered rock hunting.  I never realized how many ocean fossils have turned into rocks.  I am hooked and Richard is a friend for the big ones.  One of his favorites is the Petoskey … Continue reading

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Back in Florida

I will be arriving back in Florida later today from a summer in Michigan.  This weekend you can catch me at the Venice Sun Fiesta Friday thru Sunday with all of our Organic jewelry from Gypsy Rise Studios.  We do … Continue reading

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HP Steel Worthington tanks for sale

I have some like new Worthington HP STEEL tanks for sale. Two HP 100 STEEL XS SCUBA $275 EACH or $500 for both all din/yoke valve All eith red/green tank on off indicator Two HP 120 STEEL XS SCUBA  $295 … Continue reading

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Where is Danielle????

I have been in the weird working world for the last 9 months.  Came back from Michigan to a full art show circuit in Florida.  Now will be heading to Michigan again for summer show circuit.  I will hopefully get some dives … Continue reading

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Update on lemon sharks.

I have been in Michigan for most of the summer working…no diving.  I came back to loads of comments and queries.  here is an update on the Lemon Shark situtaion.  If you feel strongly about protecting them, please read. Submitted … Continue reading


New lionfish trap may help to keep numbers down – no diver needed

On my obsessive lionfish knowledge quest, I came across a new lion fish trap that is working in the Bahamas.  Frank Cooney Jr. from Bimini Sands Resort & Marina in the Bahamas has hosted two successful diving derbies targeting the … Continue reading

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Should I eat Lionfish? Beware of Ciguatera poisoning!

As you all know I saw my first humungous lionfish a few weeks ago in the 2nd reef line off Lauderdale by the sea.  Enormous and at least 6-9 inch body. This is how my thoughts go.  I see lionfish, … Continue reading

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FWC to waive license needed to bag LIONFISH – no limits!

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) on April 17 at its meeting near Tallahassee discussed waiving the commercial and recreational bag limit and the recreational license requirement for divers harvesting lionfish using certain gear. In August 2012, the … Continue reading

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2nd Annual Lauderdale by the Sea BUGFEST

The Town of Lauderdale-By-The-Sea’s second annual BugFest-By-The-Sea features events for divers and lobster lovers! In addition to lobster hunting contests, an underwater photo contest, beach diving clinics, a lobster hunting seminar and a wreck dive on the SS Copenhagen, BugFest … Continue reading

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