Entries in National Geographic (3)
My ECOCEAN colleague Brad Norman has been deploying Crittercam on some whale sharks in Exmouth, Western Australia. I always wanted to try that; I’m so glad he did it! The footage is now on National Geographic. There’s a bit less actual Crittercam footage in the story than I would have liked, but thats just my own anxiousness to see what they see! My guess is that a lot of it was much like the snippets shown - slowly cruising near the surface.
I would LOVE to see what they see approaching food patches, or when they see another whale shark, or on one of their mysterious crepuscular dives (might need some supplemental lighting for that one). Its a great start.
Manta Ray training - Dennis Christen and other training staff talk about what it takes to train the giant rays
Invasive Lionfish - biologist Heather Dziedzic discusses the spread of the beautiful but destructive lionfish throughout the Atlantic states and Caribbean
Giant Pacific Octopus - features a nice photo of the aquarium’s octopus