Tag Archives: NOAA

Video of new orca baby shows swimming,
tail-lobbing with mom

I admit I’m little late to the party, since this video was posted on NOAA’s Facebook page three days ago., Still, I wanted to show it to those of you who may not be closely following the killer whale research. At the end of this video, researchers Brad Hanson and Candice Emmons talk a little bit about their work.

The mother has been identified as L-94, a 20-year-old female named Calypso. See Water Ways, Feb. 27.

For notes on the trip, visit the website of the “2015 Southern Resident Killer Whale Satellite Tagging Project.” As of this evening, the research vessel Bell M. Shimada was south of the Columbia River on the final leg of the 21-day research cruise.

Amusing Monday: Exploring the deep ocean — live

I’ve been captivated by live videos on the Internet this year, and I hope you won’t mind another live feed, this one from the sea floor of the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Massachusetts.

The video comes to us live from a remotely controlled submarine traveling up to 10,000 feet below NOAA’s research vessel Okeanos Explorer. Be sure to click to full-screen. The current expedition will continue until Friday, but others are planned. If you don’t see anything, the activity may be over for the day. Hours normally are 5:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in our time zone. See the mission’s web page, Northeast U.S. Canyons Expedition.

Reporter Seth Borenstein wrote about the expedition last week for The Associated Press.

Some of the most remarkable videos saved from the expedition can be found on the Photo and Video Log. While the live shots are surprising, the recorded ones truly are highlights of the exploration. A description of the work being done has been posted on the Daily Updates page.

Reports on earlier research by the Okeanos Explorer is organized by year and can be found on the Expeditions page.