Archive for the ‘Oceans and Underwater Exploration’ Category

Overfishing Has An Extremely High Price

Tuesday, November 19th, 2013

You might have heard the saying: There are enough fish in the sea. Well, it seems that is not true anymore. At least, there are not enough to cover our increasing demand. If we continue this way, in a couple of years fish like tuna will be extinct. Somehow we need a wake up call!

The Beauty Of Underwater Life

Thursday, June 28th, 2012

Life, The Oceans, Our Past

Friday, June 8th, 2012

Just another couple of breathtaking videos about our oceans and the life that thrives in them.

New Technology And Our Oceans

Wednesday, June 6th, 2012

How can we explore the depths of our own planet? It’s not easy to inspect life in all its complexity and beauty when it’s miles and miles under the sea level. Still, we have other options for exploring our oceans and learning how to cherish this immeasurable treasure.

I particularly love the depth representation of the sea floor in the animation at the beginning of the talk. It truly gives you an impression of how minute the land masses really are compared to the vast volume of the oceans.

Will We Go Deeper Than Ever Before?

Wednesday, August 17th, 2011

More precisely, will Sir Richard Branson dive deeper than any human before him? Well, it might actually happen. The Virgin Atlantic submersible is currently being developed (more information). And as most of our oceans are still unexplored, not to mention the deepest point – aka. Mariana Trench – one can’t seem to wonder if exploring our own planet isn’t more important than exploring Mars.

How Do Sails Work?

Saturday, April 30th, 2011

Well, contrary to popular belief, they don’t really work like bags that capture the wind, but more like plane wings. Look at the following clips about sails, sailing and modern sailing for more details.

Divers Might Go As Deep As Never Before

Monday, November 22nd, 2010

Wow! Simply wow!

It seems humans are really close to breathing liquid, that’s over-saturated with oxygen, for diving purposes. If this becomes functional, humans will be able o dive to lower depths than ever before. And that would change the way we look at the oceans and at the entire planet.

I really hope this gets going soon. In the mean time, read all about the special equipment here.

ROVs Go South… Deep South

Friday, November 19th, 2010

Article here.

Awesome And Scary – The Mimic Octopus

Tuesday, November 9th, 2010

The mimic octopus is not simply an underwater chameleon. It can not only change color, but also shape. Speechless! It’s a beautiful creature.

Protecting The Ocean… Step-By-Step

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010

This is also for me the first I ever heard of the Republic of Kiribati. Looks awesome and I’d love to visit it 🙂

Here’s a video from that (and other) areas of the Pacific.