Thrilled Swimmers are Visited By Playful Penguins and Sea Lions at the Equator:
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When most people think of penguins, they usually think of icy Antarctica, yet only 7 of the 17 known penguin species live there. This small Galapagos penguin actually lives and thrives near the hot equator and these swimmers were delighted when they came to play. With their scuba fins, the humans were diving in the waters off Fernandina, where the flightless birds find an abundance of food, due to the convergence of powerful ocean currents including the cold Humboldt waters bringing yummy anchovies, sardines, and mullet. As the pair of divers were snorkeling with the curious penguins in the blue waters near the rocky shores of the Galapagos Island, playful sea lions swept in as well, and all was captured on video. The sea lions rolled and cavorted, inviting the clumsy humans to play and follow them as they dashed back and forth and all around them. The swimmers in this group enjoyed a once-in-a-lifetime experience as they played with sea lions and penguins in their own habitat and on their own terms.
Ms. Shackleton’s Café Boat Becomes First in 100 Years to be Christened ‘Endurance’ After Government Heard Her Surname:
The great-great niece of legendary explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton has been granted permission to name her café boat Endurance, after the ship Ernest sailed and lost during an expedition to Antarctica. Be it salty or fresh, no English water has moored a boat by the name Endurance for more than 100 years, but when the registration office heard who was making the request, they thought they’d make an exception. Anna Shackleton is a singer/café owner in the small town of Sutton Courtenay. She refurbished her own narrow boat after purchasing it six years ago from her neighbor. Miss Shackleton, who is related to Sir Ernest on her dad’s side, has grown up hearing stories of her famous great uncle and was understandably emotional when the news cycle erupted in March that Endurance had finally been found in the Weddell Sea. She thought she would name her own boat ‘Endurance II.’ And when she called the registration office they said the name was taken by another vehicle. However, when she told them she was a Shackleton they gave her the name without the numbers. Now, Endurance of Sutton Courtenay is now a café boat called the Endurance Boat Café found quite easily on Google Maps.
Youth Crime in the U.S. Has Plummeted 78% Since 1994, Which Counters the Usual Narrative:
A recent report found that the number of youth arrests for violent crime continued to decline in 2020 and was down 78% from its peak in 1994. Analysis of the data from the FBI found that people aged 17 and younger accounted for just 7% of all arrests for violent crime like murder and robbery in 2020. Law enforcement agencies made an estimated 424,300 arrests of youth in 2020, a 38% drop from the previous year and half the number from five years earlier. 8% were for a violent crime. One-fourth of one percent was for murder. The proportion of violent crime arrests involving youth has declined over the last decade for each offense category, dropping by half from 2010, when youth accounted for 14% of all violent crime arrests. The decline in youth arrests for violent crime over the last 10 years also far outpaced the drop in adult arrests. Youth arrests for violent crime fell by 56% while adult arrests decreased by just 6%. The rate of serious violent victimizations against youth, which includes robbery, rape/sexual assault, and aggravated assault, also declined substantially from 2019 to 2020.