Tuesday, August 02, 2011

A Nyad for the Oceans...

Nicole Bengiveno/The New York Times
I've been meaning to post about Diana Nyad since I saw this article about her ( in the science section of the NY Times back in July) 
http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/07/18/swimming-with-sharks-at-61/

More about her anti-shark tech:

http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/08/electronic-shark-shield-to-help-keep-swimmer-safe-during-record-setting-attempt.php

I think this lady is awesome.  Her last name, Nyad, has a meaning:



  • In Greek mythology, the Naiads or Naiades (Ναϊάδες from the Greek νάειν, "to flow," and νἃμα, "running water") were a type of nymph who presided over fountains, wells, springs, streams, and brooks.

Hence my post title 8)

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