Dolphin Days #5

Photo by Debra McGuire

 

Finishing up our list of fascinating dolphin facts this week, courtesy of USA Today:

15. Our fetuses look very similar.

While unborn babies of humans and dolphins are in the uterus, they both have a tail, though for humans that is only briefly. Scientists believe these so-called protrusions are a legacy of genetic material from ancestors.  » Read more

Dolphin Days #4

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Courtesy of USA Today, we’re continuing the list of surprising similarities between humans and dolphins.  Did you know:

12. We are self-aware.

Researchers discovered that dolphins become self-aware at an earlier age than humans and chimpanzees. Investigators studied two young dolphins at the National Aquarium in Baltimore and watched how the mammals interacted with their images in a mirror.  » Read more

Dolphin Days #3

Photo by Debra McGuire

 

More delightful dolphin facts, courtesy of USA Today.  Did you know:

8. Our genomes are virtually the same.

Veterinarians at Texas A&M University compared the chromosome makeup of humans and dolphins and found that we are surprisingly alike. David Busbee, a veterinarian from Texas A&M, said the genomes of humans and dolphins were virtually the same.  » Read more

Dolphin Days #2

Photo by Vincent LeColley

 

Courtesy of USA Today, we’re continuing our list of surprising similarities between humans and dolphins.  Did you know:

4. Some live in small groups.

The size of the pod varies, but most groups are between two and 30 members. In areas where there is plenty of food,  » Read more

Dolphin Days #1

Photo by Andrea Izzotti

 

Forget about Shark Week!  We’d rather highlight a delightful creature closer to home.  So many of our guests fall in love with our bottlenose dolphin, and it’s easy to understand why.

We thought it would be fun to re-run our series detailing surprising similarities between humans and dolphins, based on interesting information found in USA Today and on smithsonianmag.com.  » Read more

Wonderful Clouds

 

As they say, a cloudy day at the beach is better than a sunny day in the office!

Thanks so much to longtime guest Kathie B. from Oxford, OH for sharing why Mother Nature is so magnificent, no matter what her attitude on any given day.

She writes:  “We just completed our week at Ocean’s Reach … We’ll be back with our families,  » Read more

Reel In Some Fun!

 

“Good things come to those who bait.”

As any serious angler will tell you, the Gulf of Mexico is a saltwater fishing paradise.  Hundreds of miles of coastline interspersed with hidden alcoves, fertile estuaries and spacious, open flats make it easy to find your own private spot where you can cast the day away.

Our friends at The Beaches of Fort Myers &  » Read more

Grub on the Go … Continued!

Photo by Chelle Koster Walton

 

Celebration Park Naples is a unique “food truck park” right by the water, offering plenty of outdoor seating options to relax, kick back, and enjoy the wonderful SW FL weather.

It features eight food trucks, so you’re bound to find something for everyone.  It also has a covered tiki bar where you can listen to live music and enjoy some great entertainment,  » Read more

Grub on the Go

 

In Southwest Florida, the food truck craze started more than a decade ago, when Fort Myers chef Scott Sopher ventured to take his talent on the road. His mobile operation, the Nosh Truck, became an overnight success and soon other tasty truck fare started popping up at area farmer’s markets, parks and nightspots.

Downtown Fort Myers now hosts an annual “Food Truck Wars,” and our destination was featured in “The Great Food Truck Race”  » Read more

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