Smithsonian Channel (April 15, 2023) – From Lionfish to Peacock Mantis Shrimp, here’s a look at some of the reef’s fiercest predators from ‘Castro’s Secret Reef,’ Deadly Australians: Oceans and Beaches,’ ‘Great Blue Wild: Indonesia,’ and ‘David Attenborough’s Great Barrier Reef.’
Tag Archives: Ocean Views
360° Views: Underwater Diving With Sharks (8K)
AirPano VR (Janaury 27, 2023) – With fossil records dating back 400 million years, sharks have outlived the dinosaurs and many other forms of life currently on earth. There are more than 1,000 species of sharks and rays, with new species discovered every year.
These majestic top predators that are so essential to the natural order of marine ecosystems now face their most severe threat from overfishing. Many species are threatened with extinction, with some families of rays such as sawfishes in peril. While sharks and rays have been an irreplaceable resource for coastal communities in the developing world for centuries, this unique balance is in danger of being lost forever.
With our oceans severely degraded, restoring sharks is key to improving the resilience of these water bodies to climate change. While sharks’ diverse range of species adds complexity to our conservation efforts, the dwindling numbers of these amazing creatures from overfishing and demand for their fins and meat increases the urgency of the task. Through our multi-pronged strategies, and guided by the Global Priorities for Conserving Sharks and Rays – A 2015-2025 Strategy, we strive to restore the balance between humans and sharks.
Ocean Views: Aquarium Of The Pacific In Long Beach
AQUARIUM OF THE PACIFIC – THE WORLD’S LARGEST OCEAN AQUARIUM OF THE PACIFIC LONG BEACH MEET MORE THAN 12,000 SPECIES.
In the Southern California/Baja Gallery, you can meet giant sea bass, leopard sharks, eels, seals, sea lions, white abalone, and other species found locally or in Baja. Explore the cold-water habitats of the Northern Pacific Gallery to meet playful sea otters, diving birds, sea jellies, giant spider crabs, and other animals. Travel through the Tropical Pacific Gallery to see colorful fish and other species that inhabit those warm tropical waters.
Visit the Aquarium’s latest expansion—Pacific Visions. The 29,000-square-foot sustainable expansion includes an art gallery, orientation gallery, the Honda Pacific Visions Theater multimedia experience, and the Schubel Family Culmination Gallery, which features interactives, displays, educational game tables, and live animal exhibits.
New Short Films: ‘Water III’
A short film about my affinity for the ocean, its mystery and power. No project challenges me more creatively and physically; making these films is the absolute honor of a lifetime.
Filmed in: Tahiti, Indonesia, Hawaii, Australia, Barbados, Maldives, Philippines and California
Filmed and Edited by: Morgan Maassen
Music: “Movies” by Weyes Blood
Sailing Views: ‘Rainbow’ – A Spectacular J Class Yacht
Rainbow exudes a sense of grace and power, but is a thoroughly modern recreation of its 1930s namesake. Launched in 2012 by Holland Jachtbouw, she faintly resembles the 1934 J Class America’s Cup winner. Because she mixes classic design with modern technology, this new-generation Rainbow packs more pedigree into her 140-foot aluminum hull than most other modern sailing yachts combined.
Ocean Views: Dolphin ‘Gang Wars’ (BBC Earth)
There is a darker side to dolphin communication… Watch as two gangs of male dolphins face off against each other, using synchronised clicks and jaw-clapping to intimidate the other gang.
Oceans: Long-Distance Marine Migrations (Video)
Migrations are a key to survival in the marine ecosystem. From whales and turtles to sardines, by travelling to different locations, nektonic animals stand better chances of finding food or a suitable place to breed and raise their young. In this video, we’ll take a look at the migrations of nektonic organisms – animals that are able to actively swim and can undertake large-scale journeys around the world, covering larger distances than plankton and their predators.
Video timeline: 00:00 – Introduction 01:10 – Chapter 1: Nektonic Adaptations – Why Animals Migrate 02:05 – Chapter 1: Nektonic Adaptations – Marine Mammals 02:35 – Chapter 1: Nektonic Adaptations – Migratory Fish 03:00 – Chapter 2: In Search of Sanctuary – The Sea Turtle Migration 04:04 – Chapter 2: In Search of Sanctuary – The Whale Migration 04:56 – Chapter 2: In Search of Sanctuary – The Whale Nursing Period 05:40 – Chapter 3: The Sardine Run – A Plentiful Feast 06:45 – Chapter 3: The Sardine Run – Nektonic Invertebrates 07:13 – Conclusion
Ocean Views: Underwater With A Turtle, Seal & Shark
Dive beneath the waves and experience the ocean through the eyes of a turtle, seal and shark.
Ocean Views: Lucipara Islands – Indonesia (4K)
Lucipara Islands are about 50 km west of Penyu Islands, both of which belong to Molucca Islands. They are directly south of Manipa Strait near Ceram. Edmund Roberts visited the islands briefly in the 19th century. He called them Lucepara in his 1832 journal.
On April 2021 I was called to film another expedition in Indonesia.
Even though the COVID-19 travel restrictions were still strong in Indonesia, we sailed off to Lucipara with high hopes.
After creating a new MPA in Serua, our Marine Conservation experts wanted to create a new one as well in Lucipara.
We traveled more than 1,300 nautical miles aboard The Seven Seas for a whole month, diving in one of the most remote area in Indonesia.
This short film testifies of the marine life that we encountered there and which we must protect at all costs, creating a new MPA.
Ocean Views: The Hidden World Of Islands (4K)
Oceanic Islands make up a sixth of all land on Earth. In the Pacific alone, more than 25,000 islands are scattered amidst the endless blue. From Hawaii’s rocky mountains, to coral atolls of the Maldives, each hosting unique communities of life and species found nowhere else on Earth. Ecosystems that would not exist if not for the powerful forces that pulled these mighty rocks from the abyss. Volcanism, and tectonics.
00:00 – An Introduction to Oceanic Islands 01:39 – Chapter 1: Life and Death of an Island – The Abundance of Islands 02:34 – Chapter 1: Life and Death of an Island – How Islands Form 03:26 – Chapter 1: Life and Death of an Island – How Coral Atolls Form 05:04 – Chapter 2: A Land of Opportunity – The Arrival of Life at Islands 07:48 – Chapter 2: A Land of Opportunity – Adaptive Radiation 08:52 – Chapter 2: A Land of Opportunity – The Story of Darwin’s Finches 09:33 – Chapter 2: A Land of Opportunity – A Scale Model of Evolution 11:37 – Chapter 2: A Land of Opportunity – The Lemurs of Madagascar 12:57 – Chapter 3: Life Beneath the Waves – The Island Mass Effect 14:02 – Chapter 3: Life Beneath the Waves – The Galapagos Humboldt Current 15:02 – Chapter 3: Life Beneath the Waves – The Importance of Mangroves 16:14 – Conclusion: The Importance of Islands 17:19 – Message from our Sponsor