Extreme Speed – The Fastest Fish in the Ocean

settings What’s the fastest fish in the ocean?  How can some fish swim at such high speed?  How can they see and think fast enough to even eat at those speeds?  Stanford’s Steve Palumbi describes how fish adapt to be such sprinters. In concert with his book, ‘The Extreme Life of the Sea’  he explains […]

Extreme UnShark!

When it’s time for “UnShark Week” we’ve got the place for you!. Sharks are extreme, but there is a lot more in the ocean that’s extreme too. Read Stephan Palumbi’s “The Extreme Life of the Sea”. And if you’re an eBook fan, you’ll get an added bonus of eleven videos from GG Films.  

A Day on the Reef – Ofu, American Samoa – The Palumbi Lab

Stanford University’s, Palumbi Lab fans out across the reef on Ofu in American Samoa.  It’s a dawn to dark search for the world’s strongest corals with quadrats and quadcopters, genes and mapping.

UFO on OFU

Strange sighting to be investigated by Stanford team on the South Pacific island of Ofu.

Stanford University Ofu Island Drone Test

The Stanford team and VedPhoto brought to Ofu by the Palumbi Lab prep a Quadcopter Drone for an over water test flight.  The drone will image the reef to enhance research being done on climate change resistant corals.

The Boat to Ofu – Ofu Expedition 2013

Ofu calls again.  The fifth trip out to this beautifully isolated island. 2000 miles south of Hawaii and at the moment, only reachable by boat, getting to Ofu takes some serious effort. This time the weather conspired to add yet another obstacle.

Microdocs – Darwin’s Volcano

At the turn of the century, the British Royal Society tested Charles Darwin’s theory of how an atoll formed on the mid-pacific island of Funafuti.  We found the test site, now steps for the porch of the island grade school and look at how this amazing theory was ultimately proved correct.

The Night of the Palolo

Microdocs Journal – Ofu Island, American Samoa The Night of the Palolo by Dan Griffin If you were a palolo worm burrowed deep into a south pacific reef, you’d be waiting for one special night.  A night that we had traveled to see on Ofu, one of the Manu’a Islands of American Samoa, to shoot […]

Ocean Babies On Acid – The Time Machine

In this experiment, scientists create a time machine in the lab to take the ocean babies to the ocean of the future. What happens to the delicate larvae of ocean creatures when they are exposed to increasing acid levels in the ocean?  Stanford University and Bodega Marine Lab scientists conduct an experiment on how acidity […]

Stanford Magazine Cover Story

The Comeback Corals Dan Griffin’s photography illustrates Stanford Magazine’s cover story on coral research on the island of Ofu in American Samoa.  The story, which focuses on how corals might survive global warming, is accompanied by a Microdocs™ video. Download Magazine Layout Robot Tidepools Video Explore the Microdocs series.