Profile cover photo
Profile photo
Kevin Curran
23 followers -
a biologist and a sailor
a biologist and a sailor

23 followers
About
Kevin Curran's posts

Post has attachment
Social stratification at Two Harbors on Catalina Island
 Let me begin this article by stating that I adore Catalina Island and I especially love the Two Harbors area on the northeast side of the island. I always will. I grew up in southern California and now own an old, yet sea-worthy, Newport 30 sailboat. I am ...

Post has attachment
A nasty dog bite can knock a sailor down...
Calamity has reared its ugly head... Almost 3 weeks ago, I made the foolish decision to break up a dog fight. I should preface this story by stating that I own both of the dogs involved in the fight.  Yes, our adorable Mexican rescue sisters went at each ot...

Post has attachment
Another successful Dog-Sail
Our dogs are about 1.5 years old now and they are just starting to get their sea legs. They've grown into their doggie life vests and they're almost making it through an afternoon sail without becoming nauseous. Baja sniffing out an incoming breeze.  Baja, ...

Post has attachment
We describe the 30 healthiest superfoods of 2017. These are mostly nutrient-dense plants that give your body a lot of health benefit per calorie.
#superfoods

http://www.ethnoherbalist.com/superfoods-list-ethno-diet/

Post has attachment
A review of naturally-occurring, brain-boosting plant compounds. Here, we describe the biology of 16 natural brain stimulants. #stimulants #brainfood #cognition.

Post has attachment
Thresher shark caught off of Mission Bay
My friends and I had a high school reunion this past weekend. I anchored my sailboat out in Mariner's Cove in west Mission Bay. We were prepared for a casual day of catching up, drinking beer and eating tacos. But, as fate would have it - a thresher shark s...

Post has attachment
Awesome info graphic on the drought in CA.

Post has attachment
Solid winds and classic northwest swells hit the San Diego coastline
This winter has been good for southern California. Mostly in terms of rain... We are not out of the woods yet, but the precipitation has been steady for a few months now. In fact it's raining as I write.. Storms up in the Pacific Northwest have been sending...

Post has attachment
I'm trying out a fancy new sensor bilge switch
Greeting skippers, Here we are in the dog days of winter. Rain is falling heavy on the shoreline of southern California. The ocean is a chaotic mess of wind and angry swell. I for one could not be happier. The reservoirs are filling up! But there's not a lo...

Post has attachment
How to replace a propeller on a sailboat
I've neglected my propeller for many years... I replaced my zincs- but not as often as recommended. I probably put new zincs on every 6 months - but every 3 months would have been better.  Each time I've dove my boat, I've seen more oxidation and more corro...
Wait while more posts are being loaded