Tuesday, January 31

Lots here of interest, not just about beachcombing!

Buoys, milk crate just some of the trash Scottish beachcomber keeps finding from N.S.

The items from Nova Scotia that end up in the Orkney Islands make their way across the ocean thanks to the currents in place.
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/orkney-islands-scotland-beachcomber-nova-scotia-waste-1.3948163

Wednesday, January 4

Here we go again!

Cambridge News

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NASA says mysterious object hurtling towards Earth could be an asteroid or a comet

Scientists reckon that one is a huge comet, but has so far been unable to identify the other. The comet is set to fly close to Earth this week, but the mystery object isn't expected to make an appearance until February.

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Thursday, November 3

Biggest supermoon in living memory set for November 14th - and you won't get to see anything like it again until 2034

It is set to be an incredible astronomical show - and one which won't appear again until 2034.

On November 14th, the Moon will be the closest to Earth it's been since January 1948.

During the event, it will appear up to 14 percent bigger and 30 percent brighter than an average full moon. 

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Saturday, September 17

A Visitor to East Sussex Coast

Red-footed booby. Photo courtesy of the East Sussex WRAS. SUS-160509-101603001

A rare bird normally found in tropical regions of the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian Oceans was found in St Leonards at the weekend.

“After some research the bird turned out to be a red-footed booby. This is a first for us and possibly a first for the UK if it has flown here. We assume it hasn’t escaped from anywhere. “We know they have been seen in Spain before but are normally found in much hotter environments like the Gal├ípagos Islands, and is obviously a long way from home.

Read more at: http://www.hastingsobserver.co.uk/news/environment/rare-bird-rescued-after-washing-up-on-st-leonards-beach-1-7560403