Category Archives: Underwater Whippo Blog

Two Weeks On Carrie Bow

I’m just wrapping up the annual MarineGEO monitoring and experimental campaign in Belize, and what a couple of weeks it’s been! This year, like previous years, we did Reef Life Survey (RLS) fish and invertebrate surveys in fore reef, patch … Continue reading

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An ARMS Load Of Critters

It’s the last week of MarineGEO-Hakai joint operations, and the creature tally is through the roof (1000+ at last count). Teams from the Smithsonian, Hakai Institute, and countless universities and field stations have gathered at Calvert Island on the British … Continue reading

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A Day In The Life: Searching For Species

The first week of the MarineGEO Ola I ke kai biodiversity survey is complete, and what a week it’s been! All the various teams have come together: macro- and micro-invertebrates, fish collections, visual SCUBA surveys, algae, Autonomous Reef Monitoring Structures … Continue reading

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The many critters of Kāneʻohe Bay

It’s day three of Ola I ke kai (aka: MarineGEO Biodiversity Survey) and the roll call of organisms we’ve identified is increasing at a breakneck speed. The participants have split up into six groups that either target specific groups of critters, … Continue reading

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Ola I ke kai

For the next two weeks MarineGEO is kicking off its newest site at the Hawai’i Institute of Marine Biology (HIMB) in Kāneʻohe Bay with a massive biodiversity inventory effort called Ola I ke kai (Life Emanates from the Sea). Over 90 researchers … Continue reading

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Tassie is terrific

Well, the MarineGEO team made it to Tasmania and back! As part of our ongoing monitoring of global coastal biodiversity we teamed up with researchers from the University of Tasmania’s Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS) to conduct fish surveys, … Continue reading

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Squidpops For Everyone

Following on the heels of my previous post about Squidpops, I thought I’d  post an update. Have you ever craved a squid lollipop? Me neither, but the Smithsonian’s MarineGEO project is hoping that they may be the key to unlocking marine … Continue reading

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