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Tag: oceanography

Massive ceramic coral reef scuplture by @CourtneyCoral #sciart

“The 28-foot piece pays homage to the Coral Triangle, a Pacific Ocean-based site that spans the waters of Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Papua New Guinea, Timor Leste, and Solomon Islands. Almost 600 different species of reef-building corals exist in this 4 million-square-mile space alone, making it one of the most important under-the-sea stretches in the world. Unfortunately, however, these coral reefs are increasingly threatened by overfishing, pollution, and a changing climate.”

(By Courtney Mattison, via My Modern Met)

Dr. Seuss taxidermy pieces by way of Dr. Seuss himself

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“Zoo animals that had met their demise lived on as their bills, horns, and antlers were shipped to Ted’s New York apartment to become exotic beaks and headdresses on his bizarre taxidermy sculptures. The result was an astounding 17 sculptures—created during the 1930s—which remain today as some of the finest examples of his inventive and multidimensional creativity.”

By Dr. Seuss (many pieces for sale too), via NotCot

This. A skeleton sculpture carved from found coral.

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By Gregory Halili, via Colossal.

In which watching Enigma the jellyfish is very very relaxing.

Makes me calm just watching this…

“This stunningly beautiful jellyfish was seen during Dive 4 of the 2016 Deepwater Exploration of the Marianas expedition on April 24, 2016, while exploring the informally named “Enigma Seamount” at a depth of ~3,700 meters.

Scientists identified this hydromedusa as belonging to the genus Crossota. Note the two sets of tentacles — short and long. At the beginning of the video, you’ll see that the long tentacles are even and extended outward and the bell is motionless. This suggests an ambush predation mode. Within the bell, the radial canals in red are connecting points for what looks like the gonads in bright yellow.”

Text and video via the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, 2016 Deepwater Exploration of the Marianas.

These whale inspired high carbon steel utility knives look pretty adorable.

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By Toru Yamashito via Laughing Squid

Climate Change and Aquaman: This makes total sense…

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By Mr. Lovenstein.

Ocean landscapes artistically depicted with glass sheets.

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By Ben Young, via Colossal

Large scale whale photos: epic and beautiful.

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“Photographer and conservationist Bryant Austin captures some truly breathtaking shots of whales as a reminder of their beauty and existence in the vast oceans. The photographer manages to get full body shots of them, a feat that so few are able to achieve with such high quality, while revealing remarkable details of these aquatic mammoths. Browsing through his collection, one feels like they can actually reach out and touch the giant creatures, feeling the texture of their skin while examining the breadth of their bodies.”

By Bryant Austin. Text via My Modern Met.

This marine theme lamppost installation is brilliant!

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Another great ad from the Vancouver Aquarium, via Buzzfeed

So much beauty it almost makes up for the fact they poop through their mouths.

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Great ad from the Vancouver Aquarium, via Buzzfeed

How long do we have? In preparation of IPCC projected sea level rises. #infographic

Click to enlarge. Note that Vancouver’s altitude ranges from 0m to 152m (mountainous) – the YVR airport is at about 4m.

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From Information is Beautiful.

CREDITS —

RESEARCH – DAVID MCCANDLESS
ILLUSTRATION – JOE SWAINSON, LAURA SULLIVAN
SOURCES: IPCC, NASA, REALCLIMATE.ORG, NEWSCIENTIST.COM, POTSDAM INSTITUTE, SEA LEVEL EXPLORER

Water wave photography at high speeds. #beautiful

O.K… Visual cortex – officially blown away…

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By Pierre Carreau.

Posters showing the layers of the atmosphere, the ocean, and our planet Earth. #pretty

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From Brainstorm, via @darwinsbulldog

These photos of underwater scenes by Alexander Safonov are unbelievably beautiful #whoa

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By Alexander Safanov, via Colossal.

Coral Reef Deck for Phylomon Project now available as a free pdf download.

Sponsored by the fine folks over at the World Science Festival, I must say that this deck looks awesome! Go here for details on the deck (with links to the printable deck pdf), and also keep an eye out for the print-version Beaty Museum Deck which should soon be coming out in the next few months.

(And, if you’re in Vancouver, come out to a Phylo art exhibit and “learn to play” event at the HIVEfacebook page).

For now, check out some of the art for the Coral Deck cards below:

Art above by Joe Kloc, Emilie Clark, and Nadir Balan. From the Phylo Project.

Garbaged plastic bottles repurposed for environmental art’s sake #coolfishsculpture

“As part of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) an enormous outdoor installation of fish was constructed using discarded plastic bottles on Botafogo beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.” (From Colossal – see link below)

See more at this Flickr set, and also this great collection via Colossal.

Beautiful White Sea Coral art made from tiny holes. #pretty

By Anatoly Vorobyev (and available at Etsy).

Unscientific Anatomy of Sea Life #funny

By Pleated-Jeans (also lots more at the link), via Greg Bole.

There appears to be a massive cephalopod in my building…

Brilliant, and also finally an excuse to include the tag “cephalopod” your “need an interesting slide” pleasure.

By Filthy Luker, via Colossal.

I cannot CANNOT overstate how ridiculously cool this Blue Whale playground is!

Of course, I might be a little biased here, since the Blue Whale holds a special place in my heart.

From the design firm Monstrum, via Colossal.

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