+ Whale Shark Warriors - A Waterlust Short about understanding the largest fish in the sea

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Get yours today and learn more about how you're helping support whale shark research at waterlust.com/whalesharkwarrior.

Music: "Forever" by Xeleven

Special thanks to the following for contributing footage:
Marine Megafauna Foundation (Simon Pierce, Chris Rohner)
Repreve
Michael Dornellas
Alexandra Menk

+ Crossing Boundaries - A Waterlust Film about Sharks and Marine Protected Areas

Waterlust scientist Fiona Graham explains the findings of her paper published in the scientific journal of Diversity and Distributions entitled "Use of marine protected areas and exclusive economic zones in the subtropical western North Atlantic Ocean by large highly mobile sharks."

The study investigated the core home habitat use of bull, great hammerhead and tiger sharks tagged in waters off south Florida and the northern Bahamas to understand if these highly mobile shark species might benefit from spatial protection, such as marine protected areas (MPAs).

Link to the Full paper

Authors: Fiona Graham, Patrick Rynne, Jiangang Luo, Jerald Stephen Ault, Maria Estavanez, Neil Hammerschlag

For more about the research: www.sharktagging.com

+ Bold - A Waterlust film about Oceanic Whitetip Sharks

A short film by Biologist Austin Gallagher about getting outside ones comfort zone and interacting with Oceanic Whitetip sharks on their turf.

Shot entirely with the GoPro Hero 3 Black Edition and Hero 2.

Music: "As the Rush Comes" by Motorcycle (Gabriel and Dresden Remix)

To see more of Austin's research please visit:
www.austingallagher.com
www.sharktagging.com

To experience the sharks for yourself please visit:
www.epicdiving.com

+ Moneyfi$h - A Waterlust Film about Billfish

Created by Scott Meyer & Peter Chaibongsai, join The Billfish Foundation (www.Billfish.org) as they bring science and sport together to protect the fastest fish in the world!

Shot entirely on GoPro cameras.

+ Coastguards - A Waterlust Film about Sharks

A short film by biologist Austin Gallagher describing his fears and fascinations associated with sharks.

Shot entirely on GoPro cameras with the Blurfix lens by Snake River Prototyping.

To see more of Austin's research please visit:

www.austingallagher.com
www.sharktagging.com

+ Winged Illusions - A Waterlust short about swimming with manta rays

Manta rays are filter feeders, funneling plankton-rich water into their mouths where their gill rakers filter out the plankton for food. At night, light attracts plankton, which bring the mantas in to feed. Manta rays are currently listed as vulnerable by the International Union for Conservation of Nature.

Footage shot in Kona, Hawaii with a GoPro Hero 3+ camera by Brittany Bartlett.

Music: "The Suburbs" by Mr. Little Jeans

+ Sandy Paws - A Waterlust short about swimming with friends

Beach days are always better with man's best friend!

Music: On Top Of The World by Imagine Dragons

Shot entirely with a GoPro Hero 3 Black Edition

+ Gentle Giants - A Waterlust short about swimming with friends

There are approximately 5,000 Manatees left in the state of Florida. Increased Algae Blooms commonly known as red tides have put a major stress on this population, and when combined with human caused mortality (boat strikes), have resulted in over 400 recorded Manatee deaths since January 2013. The designation of protected areas such as the Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge are proving to be paramount in keeping endangered species such as the Manatee around for future generations.

Shot entirely with a GoPro Hero 2 Camera equipped with the Blurfix Lens by Snake River Prototyping.

+ Eye to eye - A Waterlust short about swimming with friends

Did you know that Bottlenose Dolphins have both monocular (looking at something with one eye) and binocular (looking at something with two eyes) vision. When they see something that they find particularly interesting, they turn their head down so they can see it with both eyes.

Footage shot at Dolphin Cove, a marine mammal education, research and public swim facility in Key Largo

Shot with a GoPro Hero 2 camera with the Blurfix Lens by Snake River Prototyping.