A Little Mood Music

aquaradio_270x270.jpgWhen I am diving, I have the tendency to get a little bored. Coral reefs…yeah,yeah…brightly-colored fish…yawn…charismatic invertebrates…ho-hum…sharks, octopods, communing with nature, etc. My dives are always missing something. Maybe they would be better with a soundtrack. Songs with crescendos to liven up the rather boring scene. But how do I get the music down there. Luckily, there is the aqua radio! Obviously, I am going to need this as well.

Dr. M (1801 Posts)

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.

One Reply to “A Little Mood Music”

  1. Here in Hawaii we’re about to enter the season with the best underwater ‘mood music’ imaginable — the humpback whales. Every year around this time, hundreds and hundreds of humpbacks arrive on their annual migration from Alaska to winter in our waters. We can hear them singing on almost every dive here from mid-Autumn until late Spring.

    The first whale of the season was sighted off the island of Lana’i this past weekend. They’re ba-ack…

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