Northern California can be pretty beautiful if you don't let the sharks keep you out of the water. Here's a video and some photos from the other day at Waddell Creek.
Here's a video I put together to summarize one of the best weeks of my life. I was so happy to share California's kelp forests & wild islands with one of my best friends, Jacey, a fellow mermaid and marine biologist. We had incredible encounters with bottlenose & common dolphins, ocean sunfishes (Mola mola), giant … Continue reading A love letter to California’s underwater ecosystems
I just climbed my first 4000m summit in Italy with my dad. This mountain was his first, too, about 40 years ago when he was my age. Although this summit isn't very technically challenging, the elevation and exposure in the final stretch make it fairly challenging. Here is the view from the last few meters … Continue reading Gran Paradiso: Climbing my first 4000m Summit
Here is a video showing the Fijian underwater scenes: Some macro photography while freediving, wide shots of sharks, soft coral, sunsets, and people. Enjoy!
The Exploratorium invited me to give a talk during their After Dark "Everything Matters: Tales of the Periodic Table" series. On March 16th, I was able to share the recent findings of our research team with a room full of my professors, advisors, friends, and members of the public. I enjoyed the challenge of creating a … Continue reading Exploratorium Talk: How Poop Sinks in the Ocean
Video of the underwater scene in Fiji: Photos from two dives in Beqa Lagoon, with Fiji's famous soft corals.
Here are a couple photos from a shark dive led by the talented Aquatrek team in Pacific Harbour, who give a portion of their proceeds to a local village to help maintain this marine protected area. The feeding attracted silvertip sharks, bull sharks, lemon sharks, nurse sharks, and many smaller reef sharks. A video of the underwater … Continue reading Beqa Lagoon, Fiji Shark Dive
Whale Watching on the Blackfin with one of my co-authors, Alisa Schulman-Janiger (naturalist extraordinaire), and Captain Nancy Black. Here is a video of a spectacular breach, which happened no more than a couple dozen feet from the boat.
On August 13th, I embarked on my third scientific research cruise. We left from San Diego and arrived, about ten days later, in San Francisco. We were calibrating sensors for inorganic carbon as well as testing automated carbon-profiling robots. These robots, called Carbon Flux Explorers, float off on their own and measure the amount of carbon … Continue reading RV Oceanus Research Cruise August 2016
This is a project I’ve been working on for about a year with my very talented brother, Nicolas Kendall-Bar. I worked on the science and designs and my brother vividly brought it all to life. This complex process has been greatly simplified, but it demonstrates the incredible importance of the ocean in all of our lives. Enjoy!