Welcome to another edition of the Friday Smorgasbord. Kicking off this week’s edition is an intriguing project in Canada. We have gotten so used to flat 2D images of underwater expeditions, but Ocean Networks Canada is using a revolutionary 3D camera to study the underwater ecology off the coast of British Columbia in the Salish Sea at a point called Saanich Inlet. While this rig is pretty massive, it will only be a matter of time before we expect to see a more portable version.
Maybe we have watched too many pirate movies as wee often think about shipwrecks in the tropical regions, but this expedition recently returned from a trip to one of the most mysterious parts of the ocean, exploring shipwrecks on the bottom of the ocean off San Francisco.
We know TV technology is pretty impressive and this isn’t the first video prank of this nature but first we have seen at an aquarium.
The iPhone has been making waves the last week and we know it is bigger, has a better camera, has buggy software, bends and blends, but it doesn’t do saltwater so well. Check out this person try the Samsung Galaxy S5’s waterproofing underwater while snorkling in Thailand.
Attention all filmakers! Want to help out the Great Barrier Reef? Check out this amazing contest and hysterical video for #ReefReels, a short film competition launched by GetUp! to motivate and encourage filmmakers and environmentalists alike to create short films with a focus on the issues currently surrounding the Great Barrier Reef.