Inspired by Remoras, Underwater Robots Get Sticky

Inspired by Remoras, Underwater Robots Get Sticky

Scientists, architects and engineers have for eons, looked to nature for inspiration to create devices useful to humans. Think of Leonardo’s observations of the construction of a bird’s wings that he incorporated into his drawings for flying craft. Velcro was invented...
Invasive Sea Creatures “Mega-rafting”

Invasive Sea Creatures “Mega-rafting”

The islands of Japan sprawl along the Pacific Rim and earthquakes are a frequent occurrence for the Japanese people. However, the Tohoku earthquake that hit on March 11, 2011 was of a different magnitude entirely. The magnitude 9.0 earthquake was the most powerful...
Ghost Gear Be Gone, Reinventing Fishing Gear

Ghost Gear Be Gone, Reinventing Fishing Gear

Over the last year we have been following two stories that interrelate. In 2017 the North Atlantic Right Whale, the world’s most endangered whale, suffered 17 deaths. For a population of no more than 450 that was a catastrophic loss. Collisions with shipping accounted...
Are Kittens Killing Beluga Whales?

Are Kittens Killing Beluga Whales?

Here’s a story that demonstrates how interconnected the world is, for better and for worse. Whales are in a lot of trouble what with whaling, ship collisions and being entangled in ghost gear. Now, a new study, reveals that whales should also be concerned about your...
Can You Find the Pygmy Seahorse?

Can You Find the Pygmy Seahorse?

We could not resist sharing this delightful video of pigmy seahorses with you. They are tiny and are so effective at blending into their surroundings that they have remained largely undetected.   Able to Hide from Predators and Researchers The first was only...
Ocean Activism: Our Kids Are Leading the Way

Ocean Activism: Our Kids Are Leading the Way

I believe that like most parents there are times when we ask ourselves “what kind of world are we leaving for our children?” We have two girls, ages twelve and fourteen and we do everything we can to protect them and prepare them for the future. Unfortunately, that...