"Video footage of the little artist at work recently surfaced
. It was uploaded to YouTube by MarineStation Amami, a hotel and dive center that assisted Yoji Okata and NHK in producing the video segment that aired last year. Of note, watch at around 1:20 when the fish takes a small shell in his mouth and plants it in the sculpture. Scientists believe that the shells are filled with vital nutrients and this is the soon-to-be-father’s way of preparing nourishment for the babies." UPDATE [Aug 26, 2013] [more inside]
posted by jammy
on Aug 26, 2013 -
The Lady of Orda Cave
Two-time world champion free diver Natalia Avseenko ventures deep into Ordynskaya Cave in Perm, Russia, one of the longest and biggest underwater gypsum caves in the world. She dressed as the mythical Lady of the Cave, a spirit who protects divers inside the “natural cathedral”. Orda Cave previously
posted by apricot
on Jan 28, 2013 -
About 800 meters (a half mile) above sea level is Grüner See
(Google maps), or Green Lake, fairly centrally located in Austria. Named for the emerald green color of the lake
, which is the setting for nice hiking trails, camping and fishing in the fall and early spring when the water is lowest
(Google auto-translate, original Austrian site
), and a popular cold water diving location in the late spring through summer
as snow melts and increases the water depth up to 12 meters (~ 40 ft), submerging trees
for a few months, allowing you to swim around park benches, over hiking trails and past fish
(Vimeo | more videos
posted by filthy light thief
on Sep 14, 2012 -
This evening 60 Minutes did a segment
on "walking away" from your underwater home... They featured a web site Youwalkaway.com
) which, this evening, is suffering from an overload of hits.
Are we going to see an uptick in folks who have said enough...
posted by HuronBob
on May 9, 2010 -
is a difficult but compelling exploration platform game. Marie must escape from an abandoned scientific research installation, with no assistance other than recordings left by her father decades ago. Makes extensive and very good use of the "hold your breath" mechanics found in many such games. Available both in Japanese and bad English. A more reasonable English translation can be downloaded from the IndieGames
weblog and dropped into the game's folder. [more inside]
posted by CrunchyFrog
on Jul 12, 2009 -
An Artist's view from her tent
. Listen to the view. Yes, listen. Katie Paterson via mobile phone and underwater mike at a glacier lake in Iceland, captures underwater sounds of melting and cracking Jökulsárlón Glacier.
Hear it piddling away. Call to listen what the seals are talking about, if they're nearby. [more inside]
posted by alicesshoe
on Apr 2, 2008 -
Gregory Colbert's Ashes and Snow
has been linked to twice before on Metafilter. However, you can now view 10 minutes
of his film as part of his Ted Talk--it's the most stunning nature footage I've ever seen. In the talk he also mentions a new concept he's developing called Animal Copyright
, which I think is long overdue.
posted by dobbs
on Jan 2, 2007 -
The treasures of the sea.
A fascinating look at underwater archeological sites in France. The Cosquer Cave is particularly enthralling due to the art and the difficulty in getting to it. (warning - annoying frames and popup info boxes that don't work so well in Mozilla)
posted by Irontom
on May 29, 2003 -
Some naval experts believe that supercavitating systems could alter the nature of undersea warfare, changing stealthy cat-and-mouse stalking contests between large submarines into something resembling aerial combat, featuring noisy high-speed dogfights among small, short-range "subfighters" shooting underwater bullets at one another after having been launched from giant "subcarriers."
posted by hmgovt
on Apr 26, 2001 -