ACR Rescue Lite 4F & New ACR Firefly PRO Series
ACR has finally came out with a worthy successor to the classic Firefly Rescue Lite ACR / 4F. The ACR Firefly PRO Series is Brighter, flashes longer and has more functions (Strobe, Flashlight, SOS) than the 4F model. I found the ACR Firefly PRO Series at Fish Expo in Seattle and was quite impressed with the new Strobe Light. So impressed that I bought one for myself.
The strobes that came after the Classic 4F just did not seem as bright, and looking at other manufactures offerings they did not seem as bright either, which left me disappointed, over the years when I needed to buy new strobes for additional life-jackets. The Classic 4F originally had an expensive mercury battery, I changed the battery to a non-mercury battery to keep the 4F working and the 4F remained my favorite and attached to the life-jacket that I wore the most.
Dead Whale in the Ocean
Left out of many discussions about whales and other animals is the effect they have on the health of the ecosystem and how we are all dependent on each other.
Wolves in Yellowstone give healthier forests. Streams that have hatchery fish released are healthier when dead salmon are put on stream banks in the fall.
We are only just starting to understand some of the complex interdependency of plants and animals and how reducing the population of one can have far reaching effects on other plants and animals.
This short video explains what our hunting of whales to near extinction has had on the health of the oceans.
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.
A note on the where traffic comes from – most of the traffic here comes from search engines, several times the listed referrals.
Here’s an excerpt:
The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 120,000 times in 2014. If it were an exhibit at the Louvre Museum, it would take about 5 days for that many people to see it.
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Knot boards being used in a boating class, showing the new feet holding up the knot boards.
These low-cost simple Do It Yourself feet make class aides like Knot Boards or other displays stand up for students in class or at public events.
A standup display is easier for students to use and for those passing by a booth at a public event to see and draw their attention to your booth.
Using these feet displays can be made of any 1/4 inch thick material that is the proper size. No need to buy special displays with built-in stands.
1898 Alaska Klondike Gold Rush Map Place-Mat
NOAA has made it easy for you to make Place-mats for gifts to friends.
You can download Historical Charts, maps and current Nautical Charts and for no charge from NOAA. The charts and maps can easily be cropped to place-mat proportions and printed then clear laminated. Coasters can also be made. Total cost was less than $ 5.- for each mat.
These make great gifts for boaters, make a place-mat of their favorite sailing area, historical aeronautical charts can be made for pilots and historic charts for history buffs. NOAA’s library goes back to the late 1700’s and includes city plots and Civil War Battles, in addition to the marine charts we associate with NOAA today.