23 Feb 2015

I awake at 6am to a dozen roosters on the property, a swollen lower lip from some strange bug bite, and the buzzing of a mosquito that apparently slipped past my bug net fortress. Despite the itchy morning start, I’m keen to start our scuba dives for the day in…

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15 Feb 2015

After crossing the Pacific Ocean, an overnight in Brisbane, and another plane ride to Honiara, the capital of the Solomon Islands, I touched down in one of the least visited tropical islands in the world.   Yet another commuter airplane ride to the island of Munda, then a 20 minute…

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06 Jan 2015

We wrapped up our work in the Maldives with a heavy heart, but also with scientific data from 48 transects, 50 hours underwater, 212,000 photos and 1.5 terabytes of data. Our three-week expedition was the first of its kind, as we utilized a new 3D coral imaging methodology and made…

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17 Dec 2014

  We’re making great progress here in the Maldives as we continue to survey reefs around Lhaviyani atoll. Our 10-12 hour dive days are followed by nights of data processing and organizing. So far, we have had quite surprising anecdotal results. As one would expect, we have found that…

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07 Dec 2014

On November 23, 2014, The Hydrous began an expedition to the Maldives to implement the first real-world application of our 3D coral modeling methodology. Our project’s goals are threefold: 1. Conduct a rigorous scientific experiment and gather baseline data of the reefs before the projected El Niño in early…

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02 Dec 2014

Pearl Harbor is an active harbor rich in history, and steeped in cultural significance. The site of the Japanese attack on the day that will “live in infamy,” December 7, 1941, the harbor is known for its role in involving the United States in World War II. The harbor is…

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06 Oct 2014

Yasmeen Smalley is joining The Hydro.us as it’s new social media Guru and underwater photographer. She specializes in telling environmental stories visually, and uses social media to spread awareness about marine issues. She recently worked with the National Park Service as their 2014 Our-World Underwater Scholarship Society intern, where…

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20 Aug 2014

We have recently pioneered a method to create ultra high resolution 3D models of corals for novel scientific and visualization tools. Using nothing more than a camera and 3D software, we can produce an accurate, interactive 3D model that doesn’t require any specialized 3D viewing software. Furthermore we have…

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12 Aug 2014

    Our entry for the National Geographic Expedition project is on the front page as the Dos Equis “Most Interesting”. I don’t always drink beer, but when I do, I drink it for science! Fingers crossed http://expeditiongranted.nationalgeographic.com/

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10 Aug 2014

Scientists have long been caricatured as pocket protector wearing, anti-social, lab-coated 4-eyes. Those days are numbered. The scientific visualization revolution is burgeoning, as scientists and artists are coming together to produce stunning illustrations and experiences using their unique talents. Here is a great recent example from the TED stage:…

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