+ The motion of the ocean
Scientists from around the world came together to study ocean currents using a variety of highly advanced instruments that will help develop next generation ocean circulation models. They conducted the largest ocean current experiments ever performed, providing invaluable data that sheds light on how water moves in the sea.
This research is conducted by the Consortium for Advanced Research on Transport of Hydrocarbon in the Environment (CARTHE). Special thanks to Screenscope and members of the CARTHE research team for providing the footage for this video.
To learn more about how water moves, visit www.carthe.org
+ How do hydrofoils work?
Exploring the science behind hydrofoils! The best text we have found that explains how foils (and wings) generate lift comes from Chapter 7 in Doug McLean's "Understanding Aerodynamics - Arguing from the real physics." Dr. McLean received a PhD in Aeronautical Engineering from Princeton and worked as a designer at Boeing for 36 years!
Link to the book ► http://amzn.to/2kdfGlL
Special thanks to Dr. Holger Babinsky for contributing footage for this video!
+ Drawn to the Sea - A Waterlust Film
Exploring the science of larval fish and the sport of freediving with Biological Oceanographer Dr. Claire Paris.
Music: With Everything That Breathes - Greg Haines
Filmed with a Lumix GH4 equipped with a Nauticam Dive Housing and GoPro Hero 4 cameras.
Special thanks to the following footage contributors
The Billfish Foundation
The University of Miami Experimental Hatchery
David & Carol Graham
+ 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).
Authors: Fiona Graham, Patrick Rynne, Jiangang Luo, Jerald Stephen Ault, Maria Estavanez, Neil Hammerschlag
For more about the research: www.sharktagging.com
+ Bob the Drifter - A Waterlust film about ocean currents
Meet Bob the Drifter - one of the many important devices that collect data for CARTHE, the Consortium for Advanced Research on Transport of Hydrocarbon in the Environment.
Bob is specially designed to drift with the surface currents and is equipped with a GPS unit so the CARTHE scientists can track where he goes and how fast he is moving. In the video, follow Bob as he moves throughout the Gulf of Mexico, providing information to scientists so they can predict where pollutants, people, and larval lobster may go based on how the ocean currents are moving.
To learn more about CARTHE research, please visit CARTHE.org.
The CARTHE team is based at the University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science and is funded by the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI).
+ A Waterlust short about Coriolis
Using a spinning table, a GoPro, and some food coloring, Patrick Rynne illustrates how Coriolis affects the air in our atmosphere and the water in our oceans.
Satellite images and animations from NASA's Perpetual Ocean Project.
+ R.I.P - A Waterlust film about Rip Currents
A short film by Patrick Rynne that presents recent scientific findings about rip current safety.
Shot entirely on GoPro cameras with the Blurfix lens by Snake River Prototyping.
+ Drifting in the gulf
After the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010, ocean scientists from around the world came together to study the currents in the Gulf of Mexico in new ways. After designing a new bio-degradable GPS drifter, they performed the largest ocean drifter experiment in history.
Use these drifters for your research ► http://bit.ly/2qTOZXd
If you encounter a drifter in the water, please leave it in the water so it can continue to collect important data
Special thanks to Screenscope and members of the CARTHE research team for providing the footage for this video!
To learn more about the LAgrangian Submesoscale ExpeRiment (LASER), visit www.carthe.org
+ The motion of the ocean
Ocean eddies are circular flowing currents that can retain and transport things like salt, baby fish, heat, and nutrients all around the planet! You can make your own eddy with a dinner plate and some food coloring and see first hand how fluid vorticity makes this crazy phenomenon possible!
Learn more about eddies at the Coastal & Shelf Modeling Lab at the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science http://coastalmodeling.rsmas.miami.edu/
Special thanks to Dr. Peter Gaube for contributing beautiful visualizations of global eddies. Learn more about his work at: https://gaubelab.org/
Global flow visualization from NASA's Perpetual Ocean Project: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/cgi-bin/details.cgi?aid=3827
+ The Secret Lives of Plankton
Did you know that many large marine animals start their lives tiny? The term "plankton" describes a wide range of critters with one thing in common, they can't swim against ocean currents. Despite their micro size, they are extremely important to understand as many economically and ecologically important animals start their lives out in the plankton stage! Scientists use specialized nets and cameras to learn more about them and how they're distributed throughout the water column.
Music: "Dye" by Tycho Video footage credit: Christopher Muiña Drone footage credit: Cedric Guigand Photo credits: Cedric Guigand, Miram Gleiber, Deborah Steinberg
+ Angry Seas - A Waterlust Film about Hurricane Research
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
+ Drones at the beach - A Waterlust film about the SCOPE experiment
How do oil and other toxins move from deep water onto the beach? Using dye and drones, a team of scientists conduct a series of experiments to explore how ocean currents transport material from offshore into the surf zone.
The Surfzone Oil Pathways Experiment (SCOPE) is part of the Consortium for Advanced Research on Transport of Hydrocarbon in the Environment (CARTHE), a research initiative based at the University of Miami following the Deep Water Horizon oil spill of 2010.
Associated publication found here.
Narrated by Laura Bracken Chaibongsai.
Music: The Submarines - 1940 (AmpLive Remix) Instrumental
Shot entirely on GoPro Hero 3+ cameras.
+ WetLab - A Waterlust film about students in water
Our friends in the MPS program at the Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science bring cameras into the field to document a day in the life of a graduate student.
Filmed entirely with GoPro Hero 2 and Hero 3 cameras. Underwater shots taken with the Blurfix lens by Snake River Prototyping.
+ 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.