If you haven’t already heard, Discovery Channel announced that they have captured Architeuthis dux, aka the Giant Squid on video. The giant squid has been captured on video in its natural habitat for the first time ever. This long-sought after footage — considered by many to be the Holy Grail of natural history filmmaking — . . . → Read More: Giant Squid on Video?!
Discovery Channel’s Shark Week is an immensely popular block of programming that focuses on our toothy buddies, the elasmobranchs. This year Georgia Aquarium will play a central role in the theming for Shark Week, and that’s already started in the form of a new UStream feed of a special camera that’s been added to the . . . → Read More: Get a fish’s eye view of Shark Week
It is with great sadness that we report the death of Captain Phil of the F/V Cornelia Marie. He suffered a massive stroke a week ago and though he was showing signs of recovery, passed away yesterday. You can say what you want about Discovery Channel and their program Deadliest Catch, but Captain Phil was . . . → Read More: RIP Captain Phil
This is the question that has been floating around the marine blogs this week. The complaint is that Discovery Channel “is promoting negative stereotypes about sharks at a time when we should be promoting conservation,” i.e. portraying sharks as evil, vicious mankillers. Of course, and rightly so, this has not set well with conservationists. Last . . . → Read More: Discovery Channel: Friend or Foe of Sharks?