Today I end a 5-year run at Deep Sea News. I’m sad that I am unable to continuing committing to this great group, and indeed science and science communication more generally. Over the last year as I’ve struggled personally and professionally, the six other scientists here have been great friends and not just bloggers. It . . . → Read More: “I must go down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky”
I have been following the development of, and anticipating the release of, The Underwater Realm (Facebook page) ever since they started and subsequently overshot their Kickstarter by $40K! It was a great idea, to film nearly the entire movie underwater and to showcase 5 separate but related stories about humans contact with the civilization of . . . → Read More: The Underwater Realm
Was just sent these great informative short videos about research being done to understand how climate change affects coastal communities. Coastal organisms live in areas with much day to day variation. There are the changing tides, the amount sun exposure, and also shade from tidal zone seaweeds and rock crevices. This makes coastal animals, like . . . → Read More: California Coastal Climate Change Research
Big tip ‘o the hat to @RebeccaRHelm on Twitter for sharing this beautiful video with great music on it. Make sure you stick with the video to about 2/3′s of the way through to see what happens to the jelly! Video information: United States Antarctic Program divers, Henry Kaiser and Rob Robbins, both videotape . . . → Read More: Beneath Antarctic Ice: Gelatinous Edition
Monster Roll from Dan Blank on Vimeo. This. Looks. Amazing. From their FB page: “When sea monsters attack Los Angeles, a network of sushi chefs honor an ancient code to maintain balance between man and the sea: to kill only what they eat, and eat all that they kill.” The producers of Monster Roll . . . → Read More: Can You Handle Monster Roll?
From now until Mid-November help the Deep Sea News team raise money for ocean-themed K-12 classroom projects with Donor’s Choose! Just click on our donation page and choose one of the great educational projects we are supporting. Help kids develop a life-long love and passion for the oceans! . . . → Read More: Dive Into Education With Deep Sea News!
The Mortal Sea, by University of New Hampshire maritime environmental history professor Jeff Bolster, seems to be an interesting book up many of our readers’ alley! I haven’t read it, but you can find out more about it at its Amazon page (priced for the general consumer!) and the interesting descriptive video below from UNH . . . → Read More: The Mortal Sea
The post title was exclaimed by French oceanographer Philippe Cury upon hearing the news that a tiny non-profit organization won a major battle with a large multinational corporation. Despite the backdrop of the overwhelming disappointment surrounding Rio+20, French deep-sea biologist extraordinaire Claire Nouvian and her small nonprofit BLOOM (who have an adorable logo!) made huge . . . → Read More: “Small Victories Win Big Wars”
CreatureCast – Ctenophore Photonics from Casey Dunn on Vimeo.