For background on the EPR Chronicles, see this post. The expedition was also recorded online at the Field Museum during this time (before science blogs!) and includes dispatches, videos and photos! Sunday 11/02 10:40pm Had calzones for lunch. The cooks hard work is much appreciated on board! The boat is exceptionally creaky tonight, must be . . . → Read More: The EPR Chronicles III
Ray: A Life Underwater from Danny Cooke. “A rogue with an eye for salvage – and the ladies – Ray: A Life Underwater is an affectionate portrait of one man’s deep sea diving career, told through his extraordinary collection of marine artefacts. Like a modern-day pirate, 75-year-old Ray Ives has been scouring the seabed . . . → Read More: TGIF: Ray, A Life Underwater
Eric Wolff alerted me to this moving documentary on the 500,000 people evacuated by boat from Manhattan on 9/11. From Christopher Mims: In nine hours, boats streaming in from all over the Northeast evacuated 500,000 people trapped on Manhattan Island by the complete shutdown of all trains and bridges in the wake of the fall . . . → Read More: 9/11: Largest ever evacuation by boat in history
In 2003 I received the opportunity of a lifetime to go out to sea for the first time on a major zoological expedition. I was merely an undergraduate, but at 24 – having started college a little later in life – I had an edge over many seniors. Namely, a continuous, unbroken thread of failures . . . → Read More: The EPR Chronicles I
Dr. Janet Voight of the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago talks about exploring deep sea ecosystems and her research on deep sea marine invertebrates. Many of these images are familiar to me as I was generously invited to participate on a cruise to hydrothermal vents in 2003 by her while I was merely . . . → Read More: Janet Voight: In 1860s “Educated People Could Not Envision” Life on the Seafloor
The Association of Zoos and Aquariums is holding its annual conference in Atlanta this week (Twitter #AZA2011) and at tonights iceabreaker event at Georgia Aquarium, we’re going to try a live cross to the Aquarius ReefBase habitat off the Florida Keys. ReefBase, which is a NURC and UNCW initiative, is the only underwater lab in . . . → Read More: ReefBase broadcast tonight!
We had a bit of a mystery pop up while in Mexico recently for our annual whale shark research project, one with a funky twist and room for a a pretty good sequel. As those of you who’ve followed the work may know (and if you haven’t, you can read about it here), whale sharks . . . → Read More: Behind the veil
Via Wired. Illustration: Valdemar Duran Libertarians always seem to want to run away to sea. Most recently, Paypal founder Peter Thiel made news by promoting and financially backing the Seasteading Institute, which wants to build floating oil-platform-like independent countries anchored in international waters and free from all that pesky government regulation. The most famous of . . . → Read More: Logistical challenges of floating libertarian paradises
Sorry I’ve been a bit quiet lately, but this whale shark fieldwork thing has a way of consuming every available moment. I’ll get to some new content soon, but in the meantime, the weather is here, I wish you were beautiful! Praying to Argos, the mighty satellite god . . . → Read More: Postcard from Mexico
Most of the DSN team has also never seen a sailor that we couldn’t lick. Salty! Via GRP & Comically Vintage.