Got global bathymetric data? Check? Got a 3D printer? Check. Then you can make yourself a model of the ocean that you can hold in your hand! This graphic artist chose not to visualize the nooks and crannies on the sea floor, but the volume of water that makes up our oceans. As a kid . . . → Read More: How to hold the entire ocean in your hands
An very large and unlikely visitor happens by during ROV operations. My favorite part is when you can see the tether, linking the ROV to the surface ship above, clearly riding on the sperm whales back. That’s not good. Best Youtube comment i hate when im working thousands of feet below sea level, and . . . → Read More: Sperm Whales Be Messing With My Robot
Visualization Vednesdays highlights graphics and movies created by professional scientists and explains the science behind the visual. I’ll be focusing on physical oceanography cause they be my peeps, but if you know of another great ocean visualization please send it my way. But, there are some rules. These videos have to be made by the . . . → Read More: Visualization Vednesdays: Where has all the sea ice gone?
As a physical oceanographer, I go to a lot of conferences, talks, seminars and lectures where a fellow scientist shows a visualization. And so many are FRICKIN’ AWESOME. I get all excited and gesture wildly. Everyone else in the audience gets all excited and gestures wildly. It’s a gesture wildly-fest that sparks great science discussions/debates . . . → Read More: Visualization Vednesdays: Modeling internal waves
If you haven’t seen this video, than you must! It is an amazing intersection of human adaptation with oceanic phenomena, in this case the Inuit of Kangiqsujuaq, Quebec and how they exploit the large tides to collect mussels under sea ice. I stumbled across it as a free download for a long plane ride. What . . . → Read More: Tides, Ice, and Mussels: The science behind the harvest
Who wants to crochet these for us in DSN giant squid red? Grumpy Octopus Coffee Cup Cozy via Neatorama.
I’m no expert on vertebrates but I do remember somewhere in my undergraduate learning that a distinguishing feature of mammals was the mammary glands. Those o’ so important glands that provide nourishment to offspring. But what does an animal do if it doesn’t have access to milk producing glands. In snails, which I know better, . . . → Read More: If only fish had breasts
I was pretty excited when I learned about Rutger’s expedition to Antarctica. But I am now STOKED after watching their teaser trailer. A beautiful video about science in Antarctica, the wide variety of tools they are using and why it is important. Seriously, can I come along too? I’ll tag penguins any day. Follow along . . . → Read More: New expedition: Stunning cinematography from Rutgers Antarctic Quest
On the first day of Christmas, My true love gave to me: My own private ROV On the second day of Christmas, My true love gave to me: Two turtles love, and My own private ROV On the third day of Christmas, My true love gave to me: Three sea pens Two turtles love, . . . → Read More: The twelve days of Christmas – a marine biological edition
A beautiful map of Alaska and the places we will go. Tonight, I will be flying north to the Arctic once again. But I won’t be on a ship, I will be on land. And for me it’s quite a thrill because I’ve never been up there during the winter, which means: 1) It is . . . → Read More: Notes from the field: North again, this time to dismantle stuff