+ Step inside a hurrican wave tank
Join the Waterlust crew as they explore the world of hurricane research at the Alfred C. Glassell, Jr. SUSTAIN Laboratory at the University of Miami. Here scientists and engineers work to better understand the field of air-sea interaction to develop disaster-resistant and resilient coastal communities.
Hurricane satellite imagery from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Hurricane Multimedia Gallery.
Learn more about SUSTAIN at sustain.rsmas.miami.edu
+ Cosmic Coral - A Waterlust Film About Coral Morphologic
Welcome to Miami... the coral city.
We've teamed up with Coral Morphologic, a Miami-based hybrid art/science endeavor. Their art and research aim to celebrate and visualize the connection between Miami and its marine origins, and in doing so, to better understand the future of corals in their ever-changing habitat.
Coral reefs contain the most diverse ecosystems on our planet. They provide vital shelter for marine organisms and help protect our coastlines from damaging effects of coastal storms and waves.
Through photography, film, and now our Cosmic Coral collection, Coral Morphologic captures the beauty of Earth’s most fluorescent forms of life in hopes of inspiring future generations to study, preserve, and restore our world’s underwater cities: coral reefs.
Visit Waterlust.com/cosmiccoral to learn more and support their work by purchasing a pair of Cosmic Coral leggings.
+ Where the Earth Drifts Apart - A Waterlust Film About Diving Silfra, Iceland
The Waterlust crew join Dive.IS to explore the frigid waters that fill the continental divide in Thingvellir National Park, Iceland.
The continental divide that separates the North American and Eurasian Tectonic plates creates a fissure in the surface of the Earth that fills with glacial runoff water in Iceland. Because the water is extensively filtered through lava rock before it reaches the fissure, the water here is some of the clearest on Earth.
Music: "Anything you synthesize" by The American Dollar
Shot entirely with the GoPro Hero 4 camera.
Animation of Mother Earth created using Google Earth.
+ Degrees of Change - A Waterlust Short About Exploring a Glacial Lagoon
A Waterlust Short About Exploring Iceland's Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon
For more information on climate change, check out NASA's website, filled with robust and comprehensive research.
Music: "You're So Very Far Away" by Clem Leek
Shot with a GoPro Hero 4
Aerial vision captured with the 3D Robotics Solo Smart Drone
+ 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.
+ 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:
+ Flying Low - A Waterlust short
Flying with expert helicopter pilot Professor Roni Avissar as he demonstrates a unique method of measuring air sea interaction to quantify the flux of momentum, latent heat, and CO2 between the ocean and atmosphere. By flying a few meters off the waters surface, he can cover large distances and collect data sets that capture spatial variability in a short amount of time.
Music: Play - Iamamiwhoami
Shot with a GoPro Hero 3 Black Edition
+ Whale Shark Warriors - A Waterlust Short about understanding the largest fish in the sea
Our Whale Shark Warrior products not only allow you to embody the essence of an incredible animal in-and-out of the water, but also support important marine research to help better protect the largest fish in the sea. Made from recycled post-consumer plastic bottles, our products provide reef-safe sun protection with a secure, superior fit for the active explorer!
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)
+ The Power of Water - A Waterlust Short
In many ways the Industrial Revolution of the 18th century was powered by water! An early example of water-powered manufacturing can still be seen today in New Lanark, one of six UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Scotland. Back in 1786, an intricate system of channels and waterwheels were built here along the River Clyde and used to mechanically power a cotton mill. The mill thrived in its time and ultimately drove significant innovations in the field of urban planning and education throughout the United Kingdom.
+ Uplifted - A Waterlust short about Archimedes' Principle
Buoyancy forces are the result of Archimedes' Principle which states that an object submersed in a fluid will experience and upward force equal to the weight of the fluid displaced by that object. This law of physics is especially important in the field of aqua therapy, and allows patients with severe injuries to improve their strength without bearing their full weight.
Music: "Love is all" by The Tallest Man on Earth
Special thanks to amazing team at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital for their support!
+ It Pays to Protect - A Waterlust Film about Traveling Iceland
The Waterlust team travels to Iceland! Tourism there has increased rapidly in recent years, making it now the largest revenue generating industry. Most people travel to Iceland to experience nature, however the large influx of travelers creates increasing pressure on the environment. If not preserved, ecotourism in Iceland may be unsustainable. An investment in the environment is an investment in the economy - it pays to protect!
What do you think, is Iceland's increase in tourism sustainable?
Music - "Montadita" by Ratatat
Shot with GoPro Hero 4 and Panasonic Lumix GH4.
+ Funscreen - A Waterlust short
You screen, I screen, we all screen with sunscreen!
Having some fun with our GoPro while heading out for a day on the water. Remember to protect the biggest organ in your body (yep, it's your skin!) while having fun in the sun!
+ 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
+ Fountain of Youth - A Waterlust film about the Florida Springs
The Floridan aquifer is a body of saturated rock beneath the entire state of Florida that stores and filters water. Natural upwelling occurs at various locations known as the Florida Springs. These pristine oases provide local habitat crystal clear fresh water and were once thought to be "fountains of youth" by early explorers such as Juan Ponce de León.
Want to visit the springs? Learn more here www.dep.state.fl.us/springs
Music: "Vesuvias" by Sufjan Stevens
Shot entirely with GoPro Hero3+ Camera's
Aerial footage shot with a 3D Robotics Y6 UAV