Tag Archive for beach

Bird is the word: Four swans a-surfing

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Surfin’ birds! Birds do the darndest things. Video: Four black swans spotted surfing in Australia – Telegraph. A group of black swans have been filmed surfing off a beach on Australia’s Gold Coast, to the astonishment swimmers. Birds just wanna have fun… A video of a crow sledding down a snowy roof on a jar…

Foot found on San Fran beach

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This is unfortunately not all that uncommon. SAN FRANCISCO: Human foot washes ashore at San Francisco beach | State News | FresnoBee.com. Authorities say a human foot in a running shoe has washed ashore on San Francisco’s Ocean Beach with no sign of the rest of the body. 12 feet were found in British Columbia…

A tsunami hit and we missed it?

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Whaaaahhh? Tsunami may have hit East Coast earlier in June. A storm that blew through earlier this month might have triggered a rare phenomenon for the East Coast: a tsunami. Tsunami-like conditions were observed June 13 at more than 30 tide gauges along the East Coast, Bermuda and Puerto Rico, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric…

The curious tale of the washed up tombstone

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A 122 year old gravestone washes up on a San Francisco beach. Interested readers do impromptu investigation and piece together the story. The pictures first appeared on this web site:122-year-old gravestone washes up on Ocean Beach « Mission Mission. The commentators subsequently posted a series of comments with references which was summarized on this site:…

Origin of phosphorus on beach rocks remains a mystery. Likely manmade.

Rocks found on beach. Note yellow substance.

In an update to a widely reported story about a woman several burned when rocks she collected on a California beach ignited her clothing, the origin of the burning material is still unknown. Lab: Beach rocks that burned Calif. woman contained elevated phosphate levels; source unclear – The Washington Post. Additional testing has confirmed beach…

Mystery beach rocks cause serious burns for California woman (Updated: Phosphorus)

Rocks found on beach. Note yellow substance.

Woman burned after picking up rocks at beach The Orange County Register. A 43-year-old woman is undergoing surgery after two rocks that she collected at a South County beach ignited in the pocket of her shorts, officials from Orange County Fire Authority said. The incident happened about 3:30 p.m. Saturday when the woman was standing…

Did someone lose a lung?

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Spring breaker finds lungs on beach A pair of lungs found on the beach Wednesday morning is being tested to learn whether they’re human, authorities said. The early consensus, however, is that the left and right lungs aren’t human remains, Jamaica Beach police Chief Andy McLane said. A spring break vacationer found the lungs near…