Upcoming Event Highlights

We continue to have a variety of events lined up through the year. They include Indoor Meetings with presenters monthly through the winter, local dives, Club get-togethers (picnic's, outdoor activities, etc.) and special events (yearly Scuba Show). This section is a line-up of those events with dates. More details and often links, can be found on the calendar or on the FB page.

Earth Day at Saltwater Park April 22

posted Apr 10, 2018, 9:28 PM by Ed Gullekson

Saltwater State Park is hosting an Earth Day event including a dive at 9:30 AM. Come out and see the reef.

Scuba and Water Sports Show April 21-22

posted Apr 10, 2018, 9:24 PM by Ed Gullekson

The Scuba and Water Sports Show is back in Tacoma.

Sea Horses Indoor Meeting April 26

posted Apr 10, 2018, 9:21 PM by Ed Gullekson

No-host dinner 6 PM, Program 7 PM. Program - Our own Pieter Booth and Dave Wakeley bring you Socorro Island Diving.

Hairless Beach Apes - Extinct?

posted Apr 23, 2013, 4:27 PM by Unknown user   [ updated Apr 23, 2013, 4:39 PM ]

Nobody is on the beach today.  Has Sherman eaten all of the hairless beach apes?  Are they extinct?  It can't be, the supply seemed endless. It's almost lunchtime, what's a shark supposed to do now?  Click on the strip to see how this comes out.

See this and other adventures of our favorite great white shark at Sherman's Lagoon.

Why the Mantis Shrimp is My New Favorite Animal

posted Apr 22, 2013, 12:22 PM by Webmaster SeaHorse   [ updated Apr 23, 2013, 3:57 PM by Unknown user ]

Our friend The Oatmeal is at it again.  In today's installment, he brings us the Mantis Shrimp, one of the most beautiful yet vicious creatures in the ocean.  From The Oatmeal: The Mantis Shrimp has 16 different color-receptive cones (compared to 3 for humans) so it can perceive colors that we can't even imagine.  Perhaps this is why they're so glorious to look at.  Being a creature that perceives and presents such beauty, one would expect the Mantis Shrimp to be some kind of undersea holy man, gracefully floating along the sea floor, high-fiving lobsters and blessing babies.  This, however, couldn't be further from the truth.  The truth is, the Mantis Shrimp is an UNDERSEA NIGHTMARE!

Get the whole terrifying story at: http://theoatmeal.com/comics/mantis_shrimp.  After this you might want to reconsider the wisdom of even going near the ocean.

How the Male Angler Fish Gets Completely Screwed

posted Jul 11, 2012, 2:15 PM by Webmaster SeaHorse   [ updated Mar 13, 2013, 2:44 PM ]

Here's another comic from our friend The Oatmeal. It's disturbing, funny, and educational.

Think you've got it bad? Consider the plight of the male angler fish.  From birth, a male angler fish is basically worthless; he's small, weak, and can barely find food.  Unlike most fish, the male will never grow out of this phase - he'll be hungry his entire life.  He is born, however, with a great sense of smell, which will be the driving force behind his entire existence...

It gets worse for our male angler fish - much, much, worse.  How bad can it get?  You're going to have to read How the Male Angler Fish Gets Completely Screwed to find out.

This is Why an Octopus is More Awesome Than Your Mom

posted Jul 11, 2012, 1:01 PM by Webmaster SeaHorse   [ updated Jul 11, 2012, 3:53 PM ]

This comes to us from our friend The Oatmeal...

I'm going to go out on a limb here and guess that you think your mother, or perhaps mothers in general, are pretty goddamn awesome. They scrub things, cook pot roast, and produce shrieking little babies which grow up to be astronauts and prime ministers. When you got sucker-punched at recess, she was there for you. When you accidentally peed your pants on the first day of school, she wiped away the tears. When the cat ate your favorite hamster and then barfed it onto your favorite pair of pajamas, she was your shoulder to cry on. Mothers sacrifice their own happiness for the betterment of their offspring

Like most universally liked things, however, there's always a better underdog.

Enter the Octopus...

My mom is pretty awesome.  How can a squishy undersea bag of phlegm possibly be more awesome than her?

Really?  Does your mom eat her extra babies to keep up her strength?  Is she awesomely huge and intimidating?  Does she entertain herself by tormenting her fellow creatures?  Could she take down a caribou with her bare hands and suck out its delicious innards?  Can she let a limb tear off to escape a predator, then grow it back?  I didn't think so.

Read This is Why an Octopus is More Awesome Than Your Mom for the whole, awesome story.

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