Lesson #1 When Dealing With The Ocean…

…glance at a tide chart.


Taking photographs of a wedding is a pleasant memory for new couples. But six happy pairs were left stranded for six hours on Wednesday while snapping away on reefs, 50 meters away from the bank of the Badaguan in Qingdao in Shandong province. The Hebei province couples and four photographers were too busy to notice the rising tide at Badaguan or “Eight Passes” seashore, the Peninsula Metropolitan News reported. A witness told the newspaper the couples looked excited when they first saw the tide was up and wanted to use the tidal waves as the background for their pictures. But as the wind strengthened, the waves intensified and the couples were eventually trapped.

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Craig McClain is the Executive Director of the Lousiana University Marine Consortium. He has conducted deep-sea research for 20 years and published over 50 papers in the area. He has participated in and led dozens of oceanographic expeditions taken him to the Antarctic and the most remote regions of the Pacific and Atlantic. Craig’s research focuses on how energy drives the biology of marine invertebrates from individuals to ecosystems, specifically, seeking to uncover how organisms are adapted to different levels of carbon availability, i.e. food, and how this determines the kinds and number of species in different parts of the oceans. Additionally, Craig is obsessed with the size of things. Sometimes this translated into actually scientific research. Craig’s research has been featured on National Public Radio, Discovery Channel, Fox News, National Geographic and ABC News. In addition to his scientific research, Craig also advocates the need for scientists to connect with the public and is the founder and chief editor of the acclaimed Deep-Sea News (http://deepseanews.com/), a popular ocean-themed blog that has won numerous awards. His writing has been featured in Cosmos, Science Illustrated, American Scientist, Wired, Mental Floss, and the Open Lab: The Best Science Writing on the Web.