+ 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
Claire Paris
Vortex Freediving
The Billfish Foundation
Qualifier Charters
Johnnie Fuqua
Roi Holzman
The University of Miami Experimental Hatchery
Tyler Sclodnick
Zachary Daugherty
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).

Link to the Full paper

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

For more about the research:

+ 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

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.

+ 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.

To learn more about the research: About the lab: About the technology:

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

+ 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 ( as they bring science and sport together to protect the fastest fish in the world!

Shot entirely on GoPro cameras.