Tag: Naked Oceans

  • Brian & the Southern Right Whale

    I recently chatted with award-winning underwater photojournalist Brian Skerry for the latest edition of the Naked Oceans podcast (which looks at Art and the Oceans). His pictures have appeared in National Geographic Magazine since 1998 and having spent more than 10,000 hours underwater he had heaps of amazing stories and excellent advice to share. But with only…

  • Cuttlefish are cool

    Yes they are. But don’t just take my word for it. Click & listen below to seahorse expert Heather Mason Jones from the University of Tampa making her pick of the oceans inhabitants for “Critter of the Month” in the latest episode of the Naked Oceans podcast. Cuttlefish are cool – Naked Oceans

  • No-one likes a mucky reef

    Joshua Drew from the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago, picks his top ocean dweller for the “Critter of the Month” in the recent, Christmas episode of the Naked Oceans podcast. Joshua Drew on cleaner wrasse – Naked Oceans

  • Discovering the deepest deep sea vents

                        Last week a major ocean discovery hit the science news headlines with details published of the deepest, and quite possibly the hottest undersea volcanic vent on the planet. Named the Beebe Vent field (after the chap who first went down into the deep ocean), and…

  • Wallace J. Nichols – the loggerhead turtle

    Blue Marbles founder and all-round ocean good guy Wallace J. Nichols appears on this month’s Naked Oceans podcast as he faces the question “If you were a marine critter, which would you be, and why?” Here’s what he had to say… [mp3j track=”Critter of the Month on the Naked Oceans podcast@http://nakeddiscovery.com/downloads/split_podcasts/11.09.11/Naked_Oceans_11.09.11_8957.mp3″]

  • Hydrogen-powered hydrothermal vent critters

    Scientists have discovered a third source of energy used by animals in the deep sea. Hydrothermal vents aren’t for the feint hearted. It’s very dark and unbelievably hot down there, not to mention the pressure – we’re talking many miles beneath the waves, here – and all those zingy chemicals, gushing out from cracks in…

  • Coral mass spawning: the hows and whys

    One of my favourite shows from the first season of Naked Oceans, was our Valentine’s Day special. We had fun investigating the love lives of various marine critters and top of the list of spectacular mating habits are the mass spawning events of coral reefs. What better way to have sex when you’re stuck firmly…

  • Naked Oceans bloopers reel

    To celebrate Naked Oceans’ first birthday, we’ve made a one hour special edition of the podcast featuring highlights from the first season. Along with all our best-bits (do you remember the seahorse surgery?) we’re  offering an exclusive sneak peak into the making of the show… [mp3j track=”Naked Oceans bloopers reel@http://nakeddiscovery.com/downloads/split_individual/11.08.11/Naked_Oceans_11.08.11_8841.mp3″]

  • How to take great shark pictures

    There’s no doubt that sharks have come a long way since JAWS, but they still suffer something of an image crisis. Shark week does a good job of championing these fantastic beasts,  but we haven’t quite got away from the ‘don’t go into the water’ mentality. So, what can we do to shift this ingrained…

  • How the Census of Marine Life got started

    Last year saw the climax of a ten-year effort to discover as much as possible about life in the oceans. It was the first census of marine life but it was more than just a very big fish-counting effort. It was an amazingly ambitious endeavor which turned out a menagerie of species new to science,…