Look of the week - Luckycharmkitty


Today's LOOK OF THE WEEK goes to Luckycharmkitty for this solar-iffic outfit! This look is absolutely out-of-this-world! Congrats for being featured on the Daily Explorer and winning this cool plaque for your den!



Stay tuned to the Daily Explorer every week as we feature a new LOOK OF THE WEEK!


Scuba Diving in Monterey!


Hi Jammers, This weekend I had one of my best days ever! I went SCUBA diving with Marina Hobson, a 12 year old newly certified diver who just adores the ocean. The chilly (13˚C, 55˚F) ocean waters couldn't cool her burning desire to learn about all things marine. We dove off Hopkins Marine Research Station in Monterey Bay right next to the famous Monterey Aquarium where Marina found a gorgeous decorator crab (Loxorhynchus crispatus).  This little fellow looks just like a floating piece of Sargassum seaweed. Decorator cabs are experts in camouflage. On the back of their shells and legs, are little Velcro like bristles called setae.  Onto those setae they hook all sorts of bits and pieces to their shells. And when they molt to grow, they can transfer their old decorations to their new shells. What good little recyclers! Can't wait for our next dive together!


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My talented colleague Joel Sartore, at National Geographic, has also captured a great photo of a Monterey decorator crab for PhotoArk. PhotoArk is an amazing multi-year effort to photographically document every species living in wildlife sanctuaries, inspire action through education and help save wildlife by supporting on-the-ground conservation.  



Joel is such a talent and PhotoArk is such an important project. Here's another of Joel's photos featuring a highly endangered leatherback sea turtle hatchling.  This kind of expert  exposure helps generate interest in and caring for our many endangered animals. Way to go Joel. These animals need all the help they can get.


Rare Eclipse Glasses!

Pick up a pair of RARE ECLIPSE GLASSES today and let the Solar Eclipse fun begin!!! This RARE ITEM won't be sticking around for much longer, so pick yours up before it's too late...


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Happy Solar Eclipse Jammers!