Archive for November, 2010

Portuguese Man-of-War

Portuguese Man of War

Portuguese Man of War

The downside of the water still being warm is that these are around. This is a Portuguese man of war, washed up on the beach. This particular one lost its stinging tentacles in the surf somewhere, yet was still alive and moving (I didn’t know they did that!). If you see one, the only part you might want to touch is this brightly-colored float, otherwise don’t risk a sting. If you get stung, here’s how to treat it. Remember… the tentacles can sting you even if they are detached from the rest of the animal or if the man of war is dead. Don’t walk barefoot around them and keep an eye out for them in the water.

November 4, 2010 at 1:51 pm Leave a comment

Atlantic Sand Castle

Sand Castle

Sand Castle

Here’s a pretty sand castle! The Atlantic is still warm, so why not head to the beach?

November 4, 2010 at 1:44 pm Leave a comment


RSS About Chemistry

  • This Day in Science History - June 2 - Nils Sefström
    June 2nd is Nils Gabriel Sefström's birthday. Sefström was the Swedish chemist who re-discovered the element vanadium in 1830. Vanadium was originally discovered by the Mexican mineralogist Andrés Manuel del Río ...Read Full Post
  • The Singing Spoon
    Do you know how to make an ordinary metal spoon sing or scream? The easiest way is ...Read Full Post
  • This Day in Science History - June 1 - Werner Forssmann
    June 1st marks the passing of Werner Forssmann. He was a German physician who first inserted a catheter into a person directly into the heart. He was also the first ...Read Full Post

Feeds


Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.