It appears that the oil companies in the Gulf of Mexico have found fresh, new expertise in deep-sea rig inspection enlisting the help of sperm whales. I hear their work for squid. Hat tip to @Sfriedscientist on Twitter. . . . → Read More: Oil Companies’ New Deep-Sea Inspection Crew
Photo from the gCaptain Blog I spent a summer as an undergraduate in Port Fourchon, Louisiana conducting field work. Some of my fondest memories surround that summer I spent in 130% humidity and 130˚ heat. Like many others, I’ve intently watched a human tragedy take its tole and a potential environmental diaster unfold. Below I . . . → Read More: The Gulf Of Mexico Oil Spill: A Timeline
Its bad enough being alone at sea, but having to actually deal with the sea… sheesh. Happy Monday! Oceansize from Oceansize Team on Vimeo. Hat tip to @petermello.
This video of a swimming Tremoctopus or “blanket octopus” was shot in the Gulf of Mexico in 180 feet of water at Eugene Island South Addition Block 330 in October, 2008. The location is 100 miles from the Flower Garden Banks, close to Sweet Bank, on the outer continental shelf west of Mississippi Canyon. . . . → Read More: TGIF: Strange Blanket Octopus