February 27, 2014 |
Independent financiers are nothing new to Hollywood, but lately some of them have been coming from far outside the margins--really far. To wit: Gabriela Cowperthwaite's anti-Sea World activist piece “Blackfish.” The cri de coeur about the plight of whales in captivity--Sundance discovery, CNN ratings hit, Oscar shortlist candidate, cause célèbre --is helmed by Gabriela Cowperthwaite. The nonfiction-TV veteran was mainly a concerned parent, someone who decided she wanted to explore a documentary after an eyebrow-raising trip with her children to Sea World.
January 25, 2014 |
They are gaudy. They are hungry. And they are invading coral reefs and devouring native fish throughout the Caribbean. They are lionfish, and they are multiplying like crazy. Until recently, the battle to save the Carribean's coral reefs from a lionfish explosion seemed hopeless. Lionfish grow quickly and spawn as much as once every three to four days. They are "gape-limited," which means they feast on whatever fits in their mouth, and there is a painful venom in their spikes. At least in the Atlantic, they appear to have no natural predators.
December 23, 2013 |
Mychal Thompson may not need the map that he says shows where his two Lakers championship rings are buried in the Bahamas, if such a map really exists. This is a man who remembered, without prompting, the correct time and date of his first game with his beloved team: Sunday afternoon, Feb. 15, 1987, at the Forum against the hated Boston Celtics. Thompson helped the Lakers to a three-point victory, telling reporters afterward that they were dancing on the beaches of his native Bahamas in celebration.
December 5, 2013 |
There's no place like home - especially for lemon sharks about to give birth. Despite absences as long as 17 years, the pregnant sharks returned to the exact spot in the Bahamas where they were born when they were ready to become mothers, according to scientists who have been tracking the creatures since Bill Clinton was in the White House. Researchers have long suspected that sharks returned to their birthplaces to give birth themselves - a phenomenon known as natal philopatry.
November 27, 2013 |
When: 10 a.m. Where: Imperial Arena, Paradise Island, Nassau, Bahamas On the air: TV: AXS (found on DirecTV, AT&T and Dish Network); Radio: 710 Records: USC 4-1; Villanova 4-0. Update: The Trojans are on a four-game winning streak - all at home and not against the quality competition they will find in the three-day Battle 4 Atlantis Tournament. Guard Byron Wesley leads the Trojans with a 19.8-point scoring average. The Wildcats are led by junior forward JayVaughn Pinkston, who averages 20.3 points.
November 27, 2013 |
USC men's basketball Coach Andy Enfield and Texas El Paso coach and former USC coach Tim Floyd reportedly got into a heated exchange Wednesday night during a dinner for the schools playing in the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament in the Bahamas. Sports Illustrated reported that Enfield went up to Floyd to try to make amends over a dispute they had over recruit Isaac Hamilton, a Los Angeles player who had signed a letter of intent with Texas El Paso in 2012 but ended up at UCLA, where he is sitting out this season.