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Yellow Belly Ball video

Video: The Totally Cool Weedy Sea Dragon

The weedy sea dragon (Phyllopteryx taeniolatus) is native to coastal waters of southern Australia, with a range from the east coast near Sydney, to Perth and to the west coast of Tasmania’s southern tip. It lives in temperate coastal waters with rocky reef outcroppings, sand patches adjacent to coral reefs, seaweed beds and seagrass meadows. There physical characteristics act as a camouflage in their native surroundings and look like sea weeds. A relative to the seahorse, the weedy sea dragon lacks teeth and stomachs and must feed nearly all the time. They feed on mysid shrimp, plankton, larval fish and other small crustaceans. Read More

Grouper May Help to Control Invasive Lionfish in the Atlantic Ocean

The lionfish (Scorpaenidae), one of the most beautiful family of marine fish found in saltwater aquariums, has established a reef head in the Atlantic Ocean and is working its way into South Florida’s estuaries, eating virtually any fish that it can fit into its mouth along the way, according to a report in the New York Times. Read More

The Cuban Factor: How Would the Lifting of the U.S. Embargo on Cuba Affect U.S. Cigar Lovers?

The Cuban cigar has been the standard for which all other cigars have been judged for decades. It has been for the most part, out of legal reach of most Americans ever since President John F. Kennedy in 1962 signed an order imposing an economic embargo on the island nation, before of course he ordered his press secretary, Pierre Salinger to acquire 1,200 Cuban cigars for his smoking. Read More

GearLeash Turns to Kickstarter to Fund GSi iPhone Case

Company seeks $12,500 to bring case to market.

GearLeash has launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund development of its GSi case for the iPhone 4, 4S, and 5. The GSi case features a bumper case to protect the iPhone against bumps and scratches as well as a holster that enables you to store the case outside your pocket for quick, easy, and safe access.

The case is built using steel and a molded polymer that is designed to prevent signal loss or interference from the steel case. The included holster enables you to clip the iPhone to your waistband or bag. A unique feature of the holster is the capability to magnetically snap the bumper case to the holster. The company says that it employs rare earth metals to achieve this feature, and does so because these metals don’t interfere with the phone as well as other items such as credit cards, magnetic ID cards, pacemakers and other items.

The company has targeted the case and holster to runners, construction workers, and others with busy lifestyles and need more functionality out of their case. It has launched a Kickstarter campaign in an effort to fund the endeavor to raise $12,500 to bring the case to market. For more information on the Kickstarter campaign, click here.

iPhone Shutter Grip by PhotoJojo

The iPhone is the most widely used digital camera on the market today, and with the phone currently pushing 8 megapixels with the 4s, image quality is getting better. The one problem though with this phone, and most camera phones in general, are the difficulty in which they sometimes can be hold to shoot an image. Let’s face it, the iPhone form factor isn’t all too conducive to shooting photos or videos. It is cumbersome and can get unwieldy just trying to hold the phone to frame a shot. PhotoJojo has come up with a solution that helps photographers (did I just say photographers? using an iPhone?) and videographers to better get a handle on their phone to shoot better pictures with a device called the iPhone Shutter Grip. The iPhone Shutter Grip is a piece of hardware that attaches to your iPhone 4S that puts a shutter release button in its natural place, right where your index finger would go if you were using a regular digital camera. You connect the grip via the iPhone charging slot that also acts as the communication port to the release button. No more tapping the screen to get the shot or to start the video, And the grip expands to accommodate most iPhone cases, so you don’t have to remove the phone from your case. Plus, there is a tripod mount built into the grip as well.  $40. Get it at PhotoJojo.com. Get it. Use it.

Buy the The iPhone Shutter Grip at the Photojojo Store!

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