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
Exploring the nooks and crannies of the Palos Verdes shoreline.
February and March were full of travel, between site visits, meetings, and interviews in San Diego, Chicago, MIT, Woods Hole, Durham, Beaufort, Santa Cruz, and Berkeley. Here are photos from my road trip up the California coast. Swimming in waves and caves at Ano Nuevo State Park Point Montara Lighthouse Freediving in Monterey Mammal watching in … Continue reading Grad School Site Visits & Interviews
Visited Hong Kong for a day full of color, ferries, dumplings, construction, and convoluted staircases.
Enjoying the incredible macro-photography opportunities in Anilao, Batangas, Philippines. Bargibant's pygmy seahorse - Hippocampus bargibanti : This seahorse was about 5 mm tall. You can see his small black eye and head near the center of the photograph. I got to see iconic species and witness intimate encounters: And so, so many colorful and fascinating … Continue reading Anilao, Philippines
Explored the otherworldly ocean floor in this magical twilight dive.
Biked n' boated through the Mekong River Delta and the industrial floating market.