A Quiet Ocean

Listen to this article: Leonardo da Vinci once wrote, “If you cause your ship to stop, and place the head of a long tube in the water, and place the other extremity to your ear you will hear ships at a great distance from you.” His description is quite accurate of sea water’s ability to […]

Sea Monster Attacks!

…there monsters of the deep, and beasts swim amid the slow and sluggishly crawling ships. -Avienus, 1488 Sea monsters are seen in stories from every sea-faring culture. In Jules Verne’s novel Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, the submarine known as the Nautilus is attacked by a giant squid. In 1734, Dano-Norwegian missionary Hans Egede described an encounter […]