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34 degrees 24 minutes 19 seconds South, 53 degrees, 46 minutes 40 seconds West. Leonardo Da Costa is a lighthouse keeper stationed in Cabo Polonio, a remote cape in a stretch of Uruguayan coastline rich in shipwrecks and sunken treasures. Cabo Polonio’s light has been guiding ships since 1881, and Da Costa is the latest in a long line of watchmen who have operated the tower with care and attention. He leads an unassuming life, the tranquility of the almost intact landscape keeping him company. Serenity and silence merge with the daily tasks and chores he carries out. Da Costa represents a rare profession that still survives in a few countries.
Every day, on a Tumblr called “The Daily Pothole,” New Yorkers get a peek inside the inner workings of a city system few knew existed: the men who repair our potholes. Tumblr spent a day with the crew that makes up New York City’s pothole repair team.
Beautiful footage of giant manta rays in Mozambique, including an interview with Dr. Andrea Marshall, who has lived there since 2003.
Andrea’s world-leading manta ray research program (which has examined aspects of their biology, reproductive ecology, habitat use and social behaviour) has dramatically increasing the level of knowledge on manta rays. Her recent discovery of a new giant species of manta ray in 2008 was one of the largest new species to have been described by any scientist in the last 50 years.
There are more videos with rays in the archives.