Posts Tagged ‘Oceanography’

Nap Time For Sperm Whales

Sunday, April 22nd, 2012

Researchers came across this pod of napping sperm whales getting out in the open ocean…and then rudely woke them up. Found at Discovery News.

Lawnmower Fish

Friday, February 17th, 2012

Some coral reefs are able to recover from cyclones and predators because of hungry fish that chow down on threatening algae, keeping it cropped to levels low enough to allow baby coral to settle and grow. Found at YouTube from futurityvideo.

Coconut-Carrying Octopus

Saturday, August 27th, 2011

Who need opposable thumbs? This Veined Octopus demonstrates sophisticated tool use behavior by carrying around a coconut shell for protection. Found at YouTube from museumvictoria.

Shouting Whales

Saturday, August 13th, 2011

North American right whales are needing to increase the volume of their calls to be heard as ocean grows noisier due to commercial shipping. Found at YouTube from PennState.

Siphonophores

Saturday, April 2nd, 2011

Dr. Phil Pugh talks about studying jellyfish that cannot be collected in nets, and about his first times seeing live ones. These jellyfish are called siphonophores. Found at Vimeo from Casey Dunn.

Most of Methane Gas From Gulf Spill Gone

Sunday, January 16th, 2011

Dr. John Kessler, Assistant Professor of Oceanography at Texas A & M University is surprised that most of the methane gas from the Gulf oil spill is gone. He’s in Texas, of course, which has more than a passing interest in oil. #JustSayin’ Found at YouTube from AggiesTalk.