May 27, 1999 |
Never mind clams on the half shell. Try clams on the ceiling--along with an octopus, lobster, dolphin and three starfish. The sea sculptures making a splash on the ceiling of Chaya Venice, an upscale seafood restaurant, are actually handmade lamps. The sea-life shapes are made of tissue-thin rice paper imported from Japan in 22-by-30-inch sheets. The paper is cut into patterns, sculpted over thin wood kite frames and glued to the frame with an invisible wheat paste.
July 12, 2009 |
With a spray of water, Guy Gleichmann surfaces from a 40-foot dive during which he helped set his mother's remains in their final resting place: a sunken city where brightly hued fish shimmy among fantastical architecture. "I didn't want to leave," Gleichmann says, doffing mask and mouthpiece. "It's so beautiful down there. It's so serene." The 48-year-old investment manager and diver from Pompano Beach, Fla.
May 22, 1994 |
A celluloid-bright yellow submarine of exaggerated cartoon dimensions is now docked at the foot of the Century City Shopping Center. Topped, improbably, with an olive on a toothpick, the new sandwich palace Dive! launches Steven Spielberg as restaurateur (with a little help from Chicago-based Levy Restaurants, which developed and runs the place). Last weekend kids, parents and assorted caretakers in tow, lined up by the hundreds.
June 1, 2003 |
The Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach recently hosted the second annual Divers Day, an exhibition of the oldest and the very latest scuba diving equipment with demonstrations by pro divers, including the California Classic Equipment Divers, a group of antique gear fans. Once they caught a breath, we asked a few divers why they're so well suited for the water. * Harold Nething Retired U.S. Navy frogman, 78 Lakewood Tell us about your gear.
February 13, 2009 |
Having already seen "Deep Sea 3-D" and "Into the Deep 3-D," you could be forgiven for thinking that Imax has gone to the water well once too often with its latest offering, "Under the Sea 3-D." But practice has delivered something close to perfection as this new film offers a startling experience that takes you down into the Great Barrier Reef without the expense, hypothermia or oxygen tanks. Previous Imax underwater entries dove into the waters off the Americas.
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January 12, 2009 |
In the wee hours one morning in 2006, the trawler Infidel sank off the southern end of Santa Catalina Island, taking several tons of squid and a 9,000-pound fishing net down with it. The Infidel came to rest on its keel, about 150 feet under the sea. But in the turbid currents, the fine-mesh hemp and polypropylene net -- 40 feet high, several hundred feet long and made to last thousands of years -- wrapped itself around the wreck and became a deadly snare for marine life.