Aboard the Ocearch with Jefferson’s Bourbon

Shark research and an aged-at-sea Ocean expression whiskey tasting off the coast of Montauk

Anchored just off the coast of Montauk’s beautiful beaches, the Ocearch swayed on gentle seas as we boarded from a smaller transport boat. The word “Ocearch,” which is the result of splicing together ocean and research, represents more than one thing. First, it’s the ship itself which houses 20+ crew members when on an expedition. Second, it’s a scientific non-profit dedicated to collecting information on …

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Virgin sharks, President Obama's playlist, Stranger Thing's font and more in our look at the web

1. 1,007 Dancing Robots Set Guinness World Record Sometimes one isn’t aware of Guinness World Record categories until they’ve been broken. This just might be the case surrounding the 1,007 dancing robots that took the title of “most robots dancing simultaneously” at the recently held Qingdao Beer Festival in Shandong, China. The previous record stood at 540 dancing robots and had been set in China …

Greenland is Home to 150-Year-Old Virgin Sharks

Greenland’s native shark species (Somniosus Microcephalus) lives to be incredibly old—researchers believe the oldest one they’ve found lived to be around 390 years old—and many of them remain virgins until they’re 150 as they don’t reach sexual maturity until then. Nearly the same size as a Great White shark, Greenland’s sharks live hundreds of years longer and might only be beaten in longevity by a …