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The Dolphin (a.k.a. Sweet Virgin Angel) was the first enclosed submersible watercraft designed and built by Innespace. The Dolphin has been a research and development platform for many of the engineering concepts that have been incorporated into the new Seabreacher.
The Seabreacher J was designed and engineered exclusively for the recreational boating market. This model incorporates a jet drive for increased safety and better surface performance. The J model is approved for recreational use by the US Coastguard and is able to be registered as a conventional powerboat in most countries.
It is powered by a Rotax engine which is available in 155hp or 215hp supercharged variants. The engine and jet drive can be easily maintained at any personal watercraft dealership, making it a very basic watercraft to own and operate. The Seabreacher J combines the thrill of flying a submersible watercraft with the practicality and dependability of a conventional personal watercraft.
The J model can be custom built with a host of available options that can personalize your Seabreacher to your desires. Innespace has delivered custom-built Seabreacher J watercraft to satisfied customers from several different countries throughout the world.
The Seabreacher X is the latest and most advanced submersible watercraft that we have built to date: This exciting new version is based on the dolphin-inspired Seabreacher J, but it has a more aggressive Shark-style body.
The X model also steps up the performance envelope with a 260hp supercharged engine, propelling the vessel to a top speed of 50mph on the surface and 25mph below.
The Seabreacher X can sustain high speed dives and then breach the surface, launching the entire vessel clear out of the water. The new fully vectored thrust system mimic the tail articulation of real aquatic animals like sharks and dolphins.
The Seabreacher Y comes standard with the same 255hp supercharged engine that is found in the X model and offers the same high performance capabilities, but is equipped with the panoramic bubble top canopy normally found on the J model.
The killer whale model is ideal for putting on live shows and attractions due to it's life like resemblance of a real orca. Innespace now even offers riding pegs and a handlebar attachment to allow for a stunt man to ride on the back and perform tricks.
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A shark possibly 14 feet long killed a swimmer near a popular New Zealand beach on Wednesday, then disappeared after police attempting to save the man fired gunshots at the enormous predator. Muriwai Beach near Auckland was closed after the fatal attack, one of only about a dozen in New Zealand in the past 180 years.
Pio Mose, who was fishing at the beach, told The New Zealand Herald he saw the swimmer struggle against the "huge" shark. He told the man to swim to the rocks, but it was too late. "All of a sudden there was blood everywhere," Mose said. "... I was shaking, scared, panicked."
Police Inspector Shawn Rutene said in a statement that the swimmer, was about 200 meters (650 feet) offshore when the shark attacked. He said police went out in inflatable surf-lifesaving boats and shot at the shark, which they estimate was 12 to 14 feet long.
"It rolled over and disappeared," Rutene said, without saying whether police are certain that they killed the creature. Police recovered the body of the swimmer. The Herald reported that he was Adam Strange, a 46-year-old television and short film director, and that his family issued a statement expressing their shock and requesting privacy.
About 200 people had been enjoying the beach during the Southern Hemisphere summer at the time of the attack. Police said Muriwai and other beaches nearby have been closed until further notice.
Police did not say what species of shark was involved in the attack. Clinton Duffy, a shark expert with the Department of Conservation, said New Zealand is a hotspot for great white sharks, and other potentially lethal species also inhabit the waters. Attacks are rare. Duffy estimated that only 12 to 14 people have been killed by sharks in New Zealand since record-keeping began in the 1830s. "There are much lower levels of shark attacks here than in Australia," he said. "It's possibly a function of how many people are in the water" in New Zealand's cooler climate.
He said that during the Southern Hemisphere summer, sharks often come in closer to shore to feed and to give birth, although that doesn't necessarily equate to a greater risk of attack. "Ninety-nine percent of the time they ignore people," he said. "Sometimes, people get bitten."
Around the world, sharks attacked humans 80 times last year, and seven people were killed, according to the University of Florida's International Shark Attack File. The death toll was lower than it was in 2011 but higher than the average of 4.4 from 2001 to 2010.
Source: Wikipedia: Great White Shark, Yahoo News: AP Staff
Nikon's Australian Surf Photo of the Year finalists, a great excuse for a little bit of high stepping wave porn. Provided without context these are 20 of the best images as shortlisted for the award, all shot over the previous 12 months by Australia's finest.
You'll recognize a lot of the locations: Pedra Blanca (pictured, vid here), a good few from The Right, Shipsten Bluff, Cloudbreak and a certain shiny age-defying bonce.
Who's your pick for shooter of the year?
Pics Courtesy: Andrew Chisholm, Billy Morris, Deb Morris, Luke Shadbolt, Peter 'Joli' Wilson, Ray Collins, Russell Ord, Ted Grambeau
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Emily Didonato Rocking That Indah Suit Hard In SI 2013. Emily DiDonato (born February 24, 1991) is an American model. She was raised in a small town in Orange County in New York and is of Irish and Italian ancestry.
After a family friend encouraged her to pursue modeling, she signed with Request Model Management in 2008 and booked jobs as the face of Guess? clothing for spring 2009 and as a model in Ralph Lauren's "Rugby" spring 2009 advertisement campaign.
In May 2009, she was signed as the latest face of Maybelline New York, a notable accomplishment for a model who had just graduated from high school with only a few months of modeling experience, and made her television commercial debut for the company's "Color Sensational Lip Color" line, alongside Christy Turlington, Jessica White, and Julia Stegner.
DiDonato began modeling for Victoria's Secret in August 2009, and appeared on her first magazine cover with The Block's October 2009 issue. Prior to the 2009 New York Fashion Week, Vogue Germany dubbed her "top newcomer."
In 2010, she became the face of Giorgio Armani's fragrance Acqua Di Gioia. Images of her from this campaign were used as the cover pages of L'Oreal's Annual and Financial Reports for 2010.
She made her debut in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue in 2013, with photos taken in Namibia.
Known for its vibrant colors and innovative designs, Indah roots itself in a life of adventure. Created and produced on the island of Bali, Indonesia, Indah draws its vision each season from an international community of artists, travelers, and local beauty.
Lavish prints and luxurious fabrics are an exclusive trademark of the Indah family and have given the line a bold edge in a world of the little black dress. Super-fine eyes for detail and an endless love of life and excitement truly encapsulate Indah and all that we seek to create.
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Alana Blanchard Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2013 Shower Scene In Purple. Alana Rene Blanchard (born March 5, 1990) is an American professional surfer, and Bikini Model. At 22 years of age, Blanchard has gained fame as "one of the best female surfers." Alana surfs on the ASP World Tour. Alana is involved in designing Rip Curl bikinis.
She is best friends with fellow surfer Bethany Hamilton, and was present when Hamilton suffered the shark attack that cost her an arm.
She is played by actress Lorraine Nicholson in the 2011 film Soul Surfer.
The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue is published annually by magazine, Sports Illustrated. The cover photograph features fashion models wearing swimwear in exotic locales.
All models featured on the cover of the swimsuit issue in the magazine's history have been women. According to some, the magazine is the arbiter of supermodel succession.
The swimsuit issue of the magazine carries advertising that, in 2005 amounted to US $35 million in value. New issues come out around the middle of February or later. First published in 1964, it is credited with making the bikini, invented in 1946, a legitimate piece of apparel
The issue that got the most letters was the 1978 issue. The best selling issue was the 25th Anniversary Issue with Kathy Ireland on the cover in 1989.
Through the years many models, such as Cheryl Tiegs, Christie Brinkley, Paulina Porizkova, Elle Macpherson, Rachel Hunter, Rebecca Romijn, Petra Nemcova, Valeria Mazza, Heidi Klum, Tyra Banks, and Marisa Miller, have been featured on the cover.
Other models within its pages, but not on its cover, include Cindy Crawford, Stephanie Seymour, Niki Taylor, Angie Everhart, and Naomi Campbell. The eight models featured on the cover of the 2006 issue were featured in a coffee-table book called Sports Illustrated: Exposure.
Photographed by Raphael Mazzucco, and produced by Diane Smith, the unprecedented "reunion shoot" featured 139 pages of unpublished images. In 2006, the issue expanded publishing to handheld devices. In 2007, the swimsuit issue was first available in China.
The very first issue. Jan. 1964.
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The Attack of the Massively Migrating Stingrays Sting Rays. A creepy sting ray migration caught near Key West Florida. Or Mexico. Nobody seems to know for sure. According to Suite101, Sandra Critelli, amateur photographer, had the good fortune to be in the Gulf of Mexico at the time of the biannual migration of thousands of Golden Rays.
She witnessed this phenomenon while searching for whale sharks. Her photographs are a heartwarming statement that nature still has some surprises for us. She said: ‘It was an unreal image, very difficult to describe. The surface of the water was covered by warm and different shades of gold and looked like a bed of autumn leaves gently moved by the wind. It’s hard to say exactly how many there were, but in the range of a few thousand’ .
Golden Sting Ray Facts
Golden Rays measure up to 2m across and are poisonous. They like to migrate in large groups of up to 10,000 as they follow the ocean currents towards summer feeding grounds off the Yucatan Peninsula. They make two migrations, moving north in late spring (as pictured here) and south in late autumn.
Sting Ray Safety
Although rays are timid animals, and do not deliberately attack humans, they do cause a threat in coastal areas. They tend to like to settle on the sea bottom under a sprinkling of sand or camouflaged between clumps of seaweed. Consequently it is easy for the unwitting sailor or fisherman to step on them in which case they will use their barbs on their tails to defend themselves.
Although this is rarely fatal, it is known to be an extremely painful experience. Anglers and sailors are advised to wear ray-proof footwear that will stand up to an attack.
How to Prevent Sting Ray Accidents. Tom Earnhardt of Fly Fishing E-zene gives the following advice:
- Always wear polarized glasses to help you see the outline of a ray on the sea bottom.
- Shuffle your feet or probe the sand with a wooden stick before you step out.
- Wear heavy duty lightweight protection such as "Rayguards" that cover the legs from the calves to the feet.
- Never step out of a boat in shallow coastal waters without looking at your landing spot.
- Avoid wading in shallow murky water or at night when visibility is low.
- If you happen to catch a stingray with a hook, do not handle it or bring it in the boat. Cut it free.
- Commercial fishermen are sometimes injured while trying to take a ray out of a net.
- The spine is sharp enough to go through ordinary gloves and clothing.
Sandra Critelli, Amateur Photographer
Tom Earnhardt of Fly Fishing E-zene
Copyright Christine Fadhley
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Accelerate by Nitrous Oxide (Krzysztof Pretkiewicz). Krzysztof Pretkiewicz aka Nitrous Oxide is one of the leading figures of the Polish and European trance scene. He was Anjunabeats’ first Polish DJ and each of his releases has, without fail, gained massive attention.
He first encountered electronic music in the 90s, and became fascinated by the artistic creativity of musicians such as Jean-Michel Jarre Jean-Michel Jarre, Mike Oldfield and Depeche Mode, as well as film music created by the likes of Thomas Newman and Hans Zimmer. After beginning his experimentation with sound at the age of 13, Krzysztof’s passion and ability to create tunes that smash dancefloors has continually developed.
Influenced by genres such as house, minimal, speed garage and hard dance, Nitrous Oxide’s unique releases, such as his Anjunabeats debut ‘North Pole/Frozen Dreams’ have gained support from Above and Beyond, Armin van Buuren – you name it.
His DJing career has taken him to every corner of the world and he is no stranger to festivals and main rooms – the bigger the better for a sound as big as his. Nitrous oxide, commonly known as laughing gas, is a chemical compound with the formula N2O. It is an oxide of nitrogen. At room temperature, it is a colorless, non-flammable gas, with a slightly sweet odor and taste.
IUPAC ID: Dinitrogen monoxide
Density: 1.98 g/cm³
Molar mass: 44.013 g/mol
Boiling point: -127.3° F (-88.48° C)
Soluble in: Water
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Clear Blue Hawaii® Molokini 2 - Person Kayak. Transparent Molokini Kayak. Discover. Explore. See. Witness fascinating lake or sea life through the sleek transparent hull. This is a great investment whether your goal is serious research or a child's voyage of discovery.
The possibilities are endless. It is fully collapsible for easy transportation and storage. It assembles / disassembles just like a tent! Grab a partner for your next expedition... it's made to carry 2 passengers, with a capacity up to 425 lbs.
Your Kayak is approx. 11'1" x 2'9 1/2" x 11" and 40 lbs. It has a polycarbonate Lexane hull and T6 6061 anodized aluminum frame. Includes a leashed water bailer. Explore underwater worlds waiting to be discovered. Get yours today! Clear Blue Hawaii Molokini 2-Person Kayak
- Transparent two-passenger kayak made out of durable polycarbonate material.
- Features a removable lightweight anodized aluminum frame system.
- Transportation and storage of multiple units easy and convenient.
- Witness the harmonic dances of angel fish through the elegantly powerful transparent hull.
- Equipped with an anodized aluminum internal frame system
- Dual flotation bladders and a three-quart water bailer.
- Product Dimensions: 132 x 33 x 11 inches ; 40 pounds
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- ASIN: B0002E3HA4
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Megalodon (meaning "big tooth", from Greek (megas, "big") and (odon, from odous, "tooth")) is an extinct species of shark that lived approximately 28 to 1.5 million years ago, during the Cenozoic Era (late Oligocene to early Pleistocene). The taxonomic assignment of C. megalodon has been debated for nearly a century, and is still under dispute.
The two major interpretations are Carcharodon megalodon (under family Lamnidae) or Carcharocles megalodon (under family Otodontidae). Consequently, the scientific name of this species is commonly abbreviated C. megalodon in the literature.
C. megalodon is regarded as one of the largest and most powerful predators in vertebrate history, and likely had a profound impact on the structure of marine communities.
Fossil remains suggest that this giant shark reached a maximum length of 15.9–20.3 metres (52–67 ft), and also affirm that it had a cosmopolitan distribution. Scientists suggest that C. megalodon looked like a stockier version of the great white shark, Carcharodon carcharias.
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