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Self-Sustaining EcoSphere

Monday, March 11th, 2013


My dad has had one of these in his media room for years now, and I have always wondered where I could fine one. Fortunately Amazon.com has started carrying the EcoSphere.

EcoSphere is a calming balance of earth, water, air and life — all parts of a working self-sufficient ecosystem that’s much more than science; it’s an original work of art. The delicate coexistence of animal and plant life (red shrimp, algae and microbes) thrives in the hand-blown glass sphere of seawater. It’s easy to care for — just provide sufficient light and enjoy the aesthetic blend of science and art, beauty and balance.

This technology was developed by NASA scientists as part of a growing initiative to study our planet’s biosphere. Makes a unique gift for those who contemplate the mystery of life on our planet and enjoy the serenity of nature! The inside story EcoSphere is a delicate balance of earth, water, air and life — all parts of a working ecosystem:

  • Light: The foundation of life, fluorescent light or indirect sunlight provides everything your ecosystem needs; there’s no feeding or cleaning required
  • Seawater: Provides the backdrop for this educational, self-contained marine environment
  • Red shrimp: Chosen for their non-aggressive tendencies towards one another, these tiny crustaceans live in perfect harmony with their mini environment
  • Algae: Healthy growth sustains and nourishes shrimp by supplying food and oxygen
  • Microbes: To feed the algae
  • Other materials: Gorgonia sprig, gravel, shells and glass provide ample hiding places and smooth surfaces for microbes to attach themselves to and thrive


EcoSphere Closed Aquatic Ecosystem, Small Sphere $55.99 USD


Royal Caribbean goes to 11

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009

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Royal Caribbean’s record-setting $1.5 billion, 1200-foot-long, 16-deck-high, 220,000-ton, luxury cruiser left last month on its way from Finland to Miami. The ship, christened “Oasis of the Seas,” will begin offering cruises in December of 2009. The Oasis of the Seas has a maximum capacity of around 6,000 people. You can visit the site set up by Royal Caribbean and watch the journey. On the technology front, I can assure you that this ship has one of the most advanced personal entertainment systems available. More details to follow.

[visit OasisOfTheSeas.com]

Mouse meets Whale

Saturday, August 22nd, 2009

news_090812_1_Modest_MouseModest Mouse released the highly anticipated music video for “King Rat” directed by Heath Ledger on August 4, 2009. “King Rat” is a track off their new No One’s First, And You’re Next album. Proceeds from the download of the music video on iTunes the first month of its release will be donated to the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society to support their ocean conservation campaigns.

The video, produced by THE MASSES, focuses on the illegal commercial whale hunts taking place off the coast of Australia each year, and has been released with the support and advocacy of Isaac Brock of Modest Mouse.

Sea Shepherd Conservation Society is honored to be connected with this important work and hopes that it brings attention to the illegal slaughter of whales in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary.

Says Captain Paul Watson, “Modest Mouse is bringing an important issue to their fans via this music video and raising awareness about illegal whaling in a provocative and effective manner.”

[Download the music video today at iTunes.]

biOrb Fish Tanks

Sunday, March 1st, 2009

biOrbThe original biOrb was created bank in 1999. The large crystal clear acrylic globe with the replaceable filter cartridges made it unique and easy to maintain, while keeping it very stylish. Over the years, biOrb’s creator, Reef One, has continued to develop many new and innovative products such as their Intelligent LED light, which mirrors a natural day cycle including a sunrise and sunset. While this light does add to the esthetic of the biOrb, it also provides a better more natural environment for the fish.

The current biOrb collention ranges in size from 15 litres (4 gallons) to 60 litres (16 gallons). They also have a collection called biUbe, which is a cylinder. These are very interesting designs and there is no shortage of accessories to personalize your tank with. From “Swap Tops” which come in a range of colors, to various plant life and Samuel Baker Aquarium Sculptures.

[via Reef One]

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