This is a cool National Geographic video about research done by Duke Marine Lab researchers Ari Friedlander and Pat Halpin. I love the graphical representation of the data they get from the tags showing the whale twisting around on the seafloor. Below the fold is an interview with Ari for PlumTV about marine biology, photography . . . → Read More: Humpback Whale Aerobics
We need to reach $2000 by Sunday! If we reach this goal, HP will give us another $2000 to donate for Oceans in the Classroom! Can I make more clear? THIS IS HUGE!!1!!1!!!! $2000 will a looooooooooooooong way for ocean education and reach many students. But if we don’t reach $2000 on our own, we . . . → Read More: Donate Or We’ll Let Loose the Crabs from Hell!
From National Geographic: Filmmaker, Songwriter & Shark Junky – Andy Brandy Casagrande IV (ABC4) says: “IF I WAS A GREAT WHITE SHARK…I WOULDN’T BITE YOU”
Tommorrow, National Geographic Channel is premiering a really cool special highlighting the various features on world’s seafloor called Drain the Ocean. I had the good fortune of being able to preview this special film. I was instantly drawn in, especially in the opening scenes where the Johnson Sea Link was prominently filmed in action. Florida, . . . → Read More: National Geographic is Draining Your Oshunz!!
Hat tip to Cephalopod Tea Party!
Sea urchin offspring have one of the coolest names in the plankton. They’re called “pluteus” larvae. Yet, according to this narrator, urchins don’t know or care for their progeny. They’re a by-product of the motion in the ocean, baby. That’s just how they roll… . . . → Read More: Are sea urchins bad parents?
When put in water, volcanoes may increase in size From National Geographic: The science team, led by Bill Chadwick of Oregon State University, reports the volcano has been growing considerably in the last three years. Chadwick says the volcano has expanded 131 feet in height and nearly a thousand feed in width, about as . . . → Read More: Amazing Growing Deep-Sea Volcano
In 2007, an inspired group of sea turtle researchers launched an event called the Great Turtle Race, in which they tracked satellite tagged animals across the Pacific from Costa Rica to the Galapagos. The online event raised money and awareness for the plight of the sea turtle. All 7 species of sea turtle are endangered. . . . → Read More: The Great Turtle Race begins again!
Ralf Britz, Natural History Museum and National Geographic. Not deep sea but awesome nonetheless! The Full story is National Geographic News. “Despite their ghoulish appearance, the fangs likely aren’t used for feeding. “We did not study stomach contents, but we know that its close relatives live on small crustaceans … and other small invertebrates,” Britz . . . → Read More: Dracula Fish From Myanmar Doesn’t Vant to Suck Your Blood