Why You Can Stay Positive About Our Oceans
Recent scientific research suggests that it’s important celebrate our environmental success in order to motivate further evidence-based action! That’s why this week on The Biofriendly Podcast we acknowledge some of the positive stories about protecting our oceans, why we should make a TV show called Fish Police, and does Noel speak fluent whale?
Silently judging you
The rare and endangered Irawaddy dolphin found in parts of the Bay of Bengal and Southeast Asia.
Can I speak to the manager?
The underside of this Sawfish looks a bit like Roz from Monster’s Inc. and she wants to file a complaint.
Watch out! These treacherous waters might just swallow you whole!
The flying gurnard (Dactylopterus volitans) is sweeping up the ocean floor!
Eye of a Gray Whale
This incredible moment was captured by Instagram user, Mike Nulty, when he made eye contact with a majestic gray whale. These moments of stillness and calm are essential when appreciating our beautiful blue planet. .
Underwater Waterfall Illusion
If you take a helicopter ride over Mauritius Island in the Indian Ocean, prepare to see what appears to be a gigantic underwater waterfall that must be seen to believe. However, this is only an optical illusion thanks to the sand and silt deposits and changing water color giving off that effect, captured perfectly in […]
The Feather Star
This is a type of Crinoid called a Feather star, a bizarre walking plant-like creature which live for about 1 year at a time. Crinoids have been around for more than 530 million years!
How Climate Change Impacts Our Water
With all of the recent extreme weather events occurring around the world, it’s important to look at our Earth’s natural water cycle and how it is being affected with our changing climate. This week we welcome back guest Michael Carroll to talk about what’s going on under the surface, some methods of capturing water, and why sometimes Scrooge McDuck is the only way to understand it all.
This is a baby larval Wunderpus captured up close by blackwater photographer, Wu Yung-sen. Blackwater photography takes place in cold, pitch-dark depths where we see unusual sea creatures like this transparent octopus! Incredible.