Thursday, July 31, 2014

Peacock Flounder

You will never get closer to a flounder. Amazing colors.

Simpson Reef . Cape Arago . Oregon

Seals hanging out on the rocks.

Simpson Reef . Cape Arago . Oregon . USA from LightCurve on the Road - Fousie on Vimeo.

Santa Barbara Island - Pinniped action and more

Great views of the reef at Santa Barbara Island, CA.

Santa Barbara Island - Pinniped action and more from Diver Jackie on Vimeo.


I don't think I buy into this stuff about theta waves and brain's "natural frequency," but here is a Creative-Commons-licensed video with dolphins in it.


Thursday, July 24, 2014

Inside the Bait Ball

Bait balls have been one of my favorite ocean zoological phenomena, as I've done flocking algorithm modeling in 3D software. In this case, it looks like the dolphins are just getting things going.

Inside the Bait Ball from J J King 2 on Vimeo.

Greyhounds of the Sea, 1967

Praising the "most efficient fighting craft, pound for pound, ... the American destroyer".

Jelly fish flying in Andaman Sea, Thailand

I think this might be a Rhizostome jellyfish. Pretty. Seen in Thailand.

"Counting Creatures"

A census of marine life. We get to see nice shots as they count.

"Counting Creatures" from Rick Morris on Vimeo.


A story about how budget battles canceled research in Antarctica, and the effect it had on penguins.

IN THE COLD | Claire Beynon from Claire Beynon on Vimeo.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

West Coast Surf Museum Project

A (failed) Indegogo project to document the life of Canada's west coast surfers.

A Dive in Bonaire On The Buddy Dive House Reef

A beautiful view of the variety of fish life around Bonaire.

Tuna: Transhipment, Transparency

Film of one company transferring tuna to another, a practice that reduces accountability for violation of sustainable practices.

When Mantas Dance

Beautiful footage of mantas "dancing" in Micronesia.

When Mantas Dance from liquidmocean on Vimeo.

Giant Manta Ray gets up close and personal (Hin Daeng, Thailand 31/3/2014)

Swimming with mantas in Thailand.

Danjugan - Hilary's Reef

A survey of a reef in the Phillipines.

Danjugan - Hilary's Reef from martin bates on Vimeo.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Madivaru Corner

A wide variety of fish seen while diving at Madivaru Corner, Maldives, Rasdhoo Atolll, 20.03.2013. Movie by Yury Podymakhin(Krasnoyarsk)

Coral Spawn

A release of coral eggs. Amazing.

Coral Spawn 2012 from Ocean Frontiers Ltd. on Vimeo.

23 Stingrays at 20 meters at the Mediterranean

I've never seen so many stingrays so close together.

23 Stingrays at 20 meters at the mediterranean from Hagai Nativ on Vimeo.

hooded nudibranch

Who knew? Again, a creature that would get you fired from a sci-fi,special effects shop if you re-created perfectly.

hooded nudibranch from Laura James on Vimeo.

NASA | Earth Science Week: The Ocean's Green Machines

Implications of ocean temperature warming on the ability of phytoplankton to produce oxygen.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Harlequin sweetlips fish

The harlequin sweetlips fish. Not quite kissable. Kandholhudhoo Thila Ari Atoll Maldives, video by Yury Podymakhin 19/03/2013.

Metridium farcimen - Giant Plumose Anemone

Someone planted a bunch of cauliflower underwater and called it anemone.

Metridium farcimen - Giant Plumose Anemone / The Barge Circuit - 1/28/14 from Patrick Anders Webster on Vimeo.

Sanctuary Voices: Making Films Count

This video says something about one of the reasons this blog exists. Advancing the causes of both ocean awareness AND open-sourced videos.

June, 2014. 울진 왕돌초, East Sea of Korea

Footage from scuba diving in Korea. Interesting how every locale has its different style of wildlife.

June, 2014. 울진 왕돌초, East Sea of Korea. from June S. Lee on Vimeo.

Amazing Freedive with The Ocean Brothers

One of the wildest things I've seen on this blog. Video tricks without video tricks, of people walking and floating between to inversion planes underwater.

Amazing Freedive with The Ocean Brothers from The Ocean Brothers on Vimeo.

Two Step 2014-06-30

A view of the Two Step reef in Hawaii.

Two Step 2014-06-30 from David Altherr on Vimeo.

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Friday, July 4, 2014

Colours Of Ambon

A study in the amazing colors seen among creatures at Ambon Island in Indonesia.

Colours Of Ambon from on Vimeo.

Beach Girls and the Monster (1965)

Hip chicks are shaking, and it may be due to a monster. Trailer only here.

Whale Sharks

Sharks: Best Practices for Healthy Catch & Release

The NOAA Fisheries Commission gives guidelines on how fishing tournaments can design catch and release elements for sharks.

Thursday, July 3, 2014


A sea turtle poses, if indignantly, for the camera, in Mexico, Island Сozumel dive site Santa Rosa.

Sea Star Survey, 6/26/2014

Once again, or favorite, Laura James, returns with a survey of sea starts in Washington.

Sea Star Survey 6/26/2014 from Laura James on Vimeo.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Atlantic Sand Flea / Mole Crab - Emerita (Fairfield Skyline Tower)

IRREVERSIBLE PROJECTS Andreas Franke Art Monaco 2013 "The Sinking World"

Barnacles as art. They do have a pretty interesting technique.

IRREVERSIBLE PROJECTS Andreas Franke Art Monaco 2013 "The Sinking World" from IRREVERSIBLE PROJECTS & MAGAZINE on Vimeo.

Broughton Island 27 April 2013

Very close up views of sharks, and fish balls keeping away from them.

australia (2012 / 2013 / 2014)

A quick survey of all the great things you can do in Australia, especially the ocean-related ones.

australia (2012 / 2013 / 2014) from Cécile N.A on Vimeo.

Can a Submarine be used to Tag Giant Deep-Sea Sharks?

An project to use submarines to tag Sixgill Sharks and then follow them around.

Can a Submarine be used to Tag Giant Deep-Sea Sharks? from Experiment on Vimeo.