In early August I assisted Dr. James Murray Ph.D. in his search for Tritonia diomedea among the sea pen beds near Langley, WA. Although we didn’t find what we were looking for, the sea pens were wonderful. I made sure to bring along my GoPro dive rig to capture it and now you can see them too!
For close to six months now, I’ve been doing scuba diving shows at the Seattle Aquarium. This was one of my initial far-off goals when I started diving in the first place, and I feel incredibly lucky to have achieved it. I look forward to each and every show, and the interaction I’ve had with both children and adults has been incredible. This work has inspired me to pursue other opportunities in ocean education and I’m exploring even more ways to expand my diving horizons to that end. My first attempt at this was doing two shows for the UW Friday Harbor Labs facility during their open house. Dozens of children and their parents stopped by to watch the live feed and ask questions as I explored the water below. The technology to do this is not particularly new, but it is exciting nonetheless. Combined with a broadcast over the web, this could be a powerful tool in education.
If you’re interested in how this can be utilized, the Fish Eye Project is a recent but excellent example.
Ideally, I would like to find a way to make the beginning of this imaginative Future Vision from Microsoft a reality.
I have many more projects and adventures coming this summer, both underwater and in the air. I can’t wait to share more!