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...
Blue Whales and Dugongs in Timor-Leste

Blue Whales and Dugongs in Timor-Leste

The thrill of finding the largest creatures on Earth alongside an outstanding array of coral reef biodiversity. Timor-Leste sits between Indonesia and Australia, well within the so-called Coral Triangle. Once we get there and attempt an easy dive from shore near Dili,...
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...
Viral Videos of 2018

Viral Videos of 2018

This was a year in which the ocean was repeatedly in the News. To their credit the media focused much needed attention on the serious issues plaguing our oceans. Plastic pollution, climate change, the health of our coral reefs and red tide were all subjects that were...