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Morro Negrito needs skilled workers to build new accommodations in paradise. We want to make it more of a "natural look" such as the picture below. If you have skills in this area, please contact me concerning a trade. Please send me your work history or resume (pictures of work done if possible)

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The swirling masses of blues and greens are the reflections of phytoplankton called Coccolithophores, who wear limestone-rich scales that make the plant highly reflective. and each hue indicates a different species, but depth has an effect as well.

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How will we know when pro surfing's officially jumped the shark? Well, midget boxing between heats might be a pretty obvious sign.

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Ocean Beach On September 8, 2011 Kiernan McGuire was surfing at Ocean Beach near Sl0at Street in San Francisco. It was about 11:00 AM and he had been on the water about 20 minutes. It was overcast with a light fog. The sea was smooth with 3 – 5 foot waves. An undetermined number of dolphins had been observed in the area prior to the encounter.

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La Niña conditions returned in August 2011 due to the strengthening of negative sea surface temperature (SST) anomalies across the eastern half of the equatorial Pacific Ocean. With the exception of the far westernmost Niño-4 region, all of the latest weekly Niño index values were –0.5oC or less.

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A decade ago, Ours was thought to be pretty much unsurfable. These days, Aussie chargers Mark Mathews and Richie 'Vas' Vaculik have taken the break's challenge to another level.

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San Francisco police closed down the Great Highway Wednesday afternoon, anticipating that the bomb squad might have to blow up a mortar shell that turned up at a Salvation Army site in the Mission District.

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Looking for some temporary work this winter? We may have the job for you...only qualification is you have to be able to charge 50-foot Maverick's.

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The online gallery of big surf that we posted on the Tribune’s site last week featured multiple shots of the Wedge, the famous, white-knuckled surf spot in Newport Beach. Looking through those photos reminded me of something I read about John Wayne while doing research for a story on the Madonna Inn, where Wayne was a frequent visitor.

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