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Surfing Around the World

Around the world, one of the most popular watersports that transcends location, age, and culture is surfing. There are variations to surf culture worldwide, but the principle largely remains the same: getting out to the beach and enjoying the sun and water with other...

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Discover Bornholm

Bornholm is an island off the coast of Sweden that forms the eastern-most part of Denmark. In Danish, the island is sometimes referred to as solskinsøen, or "Sunshine Island", because of its great weather and reputation as a summer vacation destination. Around 40,000...

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Somalia Piracy

For a lot of people, the ocean has not always been the safest place out there with creatures like giant squid and great white shark swimming around in the ocean; however, the ocean is becoming more and more dangerous every year. Piracy is becoming more and more of a...

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Discover Réunion

Réunion is an island in French Polynesia that is renowned for its clear waters and beautiful ocean vistas. Its status as a French Overseas Territory makes it one of the furthest regions of the European Union from Europe and is one of the best destinations in the world...

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Cleaning Up The Ocean

How much progress is being made in cleaning up pollution in the ocean? Every year, as thousands of tonnes of plastic and other garbage is dumped into the ocean, a concerted effort must be made simply in order to keep the level of pollution stable, much less reduce it....

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Discover Kauai

Kaua'i is one of the seven main Hawaiian Islands that form the U.S. state of Hawaii, in the Pacific Ocean. Kaua'i has long been a favorite destination for visitors who want to avoid the large crowds of O'ahu and Maui. Though most visitors come from the continental...

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Top 3 Dangerous Seas Around the World

#1 Bay of Biscay This bay is tucked in between the French and Spanish borders producing some of the roughest waters in the Atlantic. The weather starts to become more and more extreme the further you get into winter. It is also very unpredictable with very powerful...

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Discover Cres

Cres is an island in the Adriatic Sea, part of Croatia. It was one of the northernmost islands in the Kvarner Gulf. It is about 405.78 km in area and it the same size as its neighboring island, both of which are the largest in Croatia. As of 2011, Cres only has a...

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Evolution of Sailing

No one is exactly sure how sailing began, but it had been a pivotal innovation in terms of developing civilizations. Sailing can be dated back to 1200 BC when the Greeks launched a fleet of 1,000 ships and sailed to Troy. It is believed that for at least 1,000 years...

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Discover Santa Catalina Island

Santa Catalina Island is located 22 miles southwest of Los Angeles, California. It is more commonly called Catalina Island and is known for its active boating community. It is generally a very rocky island with about 4,500 people inhabiting it. The majority of the...

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Volvo Ocean Race

The Volvo Ocean Race is a sailing race around the world and is held every three years. Typically the race begins in October and departs from Europe. This race has the sailors endure some of the most ferocious conditions that you can imagine. Throughout the entire...

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Is it Hot in California or is it just Us?

In California right now, wildfires are raging across much of the State, endangering people and wildlife in many areas. This year’s wildfire season is particularly volatile, owing to the environmental factors related to climate change. Rising global temperatures and...

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Discover Tasmania

Tasmania is an island state of Australia located about 240 km off the south coast of the Australian mainland. It is the 26th-largest island in the world and is surrounded by 334 other islands. The population on the island is about 519,100as of June 2016. This island...

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We Can’t Convince You to Want to Save The World

Here at Seas Lyfe, one of our main goals is to spread awareness regarding the plastic pollution in our ocean. It is obvious to most if not all of us that something needs to change if we expect to have the ocean within the next 100 years. It has come to the point...

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Discover Boracay

Boracay is an island in the Philippines that is becoming one of the major tourist destinations in the world. Boracay is located not far from Manila, the capital of the Philippines, at the tip of the island region known as the Western Visayas. The island has recently...

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SOS: Save our Seas

It's a constant message: save the ocean, protect marine wildlife, stop water pollution. Though it may seem like a tedious onslaught of the same information, it remains extremely important and impactful to continually remind people about the dangers facing our oceans...

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Discover Milos

Milos is a volcanic Greek island in the Aegean Sea, which is north of the Sea of Crete. This is the most southwestermost island in the Cyclades group. Milos has a total of 160.147 sq. km and has a population of about 5,000 inhabitants. Milos was first valued heavily...

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Sailors’ Superstitions

Sailors are people who aren't shaken too easily, but what will have a sailor quaking in their boots are their own superstitions. Most of them revolve around bad luck and the weather; well that is pretty much our entire life isn't it? Here is a list of sailors'...

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Terminology For Water Pollution

Pollution is becoming a huge problem for everyone. From pollution on our beaches to the pollution on our streets, it is absolutely everywhere and getting out of hand. Where is this pollution really coming from? Here are a couple of the terms you use to refer to the...

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Worldwide Ocean Awareness

Our world is covered in water, but every year, the oceans that make up the vast majority of that water become extremely polluted and increasingly create threats to our environment. Raising awareness about the precariousness of our position is one of our goals here at...

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Discover the Canary Islands

The Canary Islands, or Las Islas Canarias, is an archipelago of islands off of the coast of Morroco that belongs to Spain. The Canary Islands consist of seven islands that form the southernmost autonomous community in the Kingdom of Spain. The Canary Islands are an...

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Finding the Adventure Out There

LYFE: Life You Find Exploring, is a central idea that we have been thinking about for years. Some of the best things in life, like adventure, peace, and happiness, are often found when traveling and exploring, finding a sense of fulfillment by transplanting yourself...

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Cuvier’s Beaked Whale

Cuvier's Beaked Whale is a species of whale that is found in many oceans throughout the world, including the Pacific. Cuvier's Beaked Whale, with the scientific name Ziphius cavirostris, is the most populous species of beaked whale. There are an estimated 100,000 of...

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Discover Sint Maarten

Sint Maarten is an island country within the Caribbean. It sits 1,347 miles southeast of Florida and is made up of two major cultures, French and Dutch. It has a population of about 40,000 people all living on fourteen square miles. It is an island that is heavily...

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Requirements for a Captain’s License

Sailing is one of those pastimes that takes a lot of dedication and work to see everything pay off. There are certain requirements and pre-requisites that you need to obtain in order to become fully licensed as a captain. This is a list of everything needed in order...

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Discover Guadalupe Island

As a sailor, you will start to familiarize yourself with the geographies and different types of wildlife on each island. One of the islands you might not be that familiar with is Guadalupe Island. Guadalupe Island is a volcanic island that is located 150 miles off the...

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Mercy of the Wind: How to Guide yourself to Sailing Success

One of the most common questions we get here while sailing the San Diego Bay is how to learn to sail. We’re more than happy to help any first-time sailors out on the water learn some of the basic skills it takes to sail under your own power. Here are just a few basic...

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Common Knowledge Phrases that Came From Sailing

Sailing is a pastime that requires knowledge and the ability to learn quickly and on the go. Not only having to learn the parts of the boats themselves, but you also have to become privy to the everchanging sailor slang. Many of the phrases we even use today have...

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Sustainable Summer Living in San Diego

We’re always looking for daily ways that we can reduce our impact on the environment, and San Diego is a great place to explore more sustainable ways of living. In many places, summer is a season of high energy use, with higher usage of air conditioners, higher...

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Healthy Boundaries For Marine Life

With our ocean becoming a less hospitable place every day, organizations have begun to set up areas in the ocean to protect marine life by keeping waste and humans out. As we begin to study the effects of these protected areas, it turns out they might be doing less...

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