Category Archives: marine

Loons in Winter

My first Winter in Boston – although it is cold – birding in Boston Harbor is excellent! This evening I watched two loons in winter plumage feeding next to Central Wharf by the New England Aquarium. I stood on the packed … Continue reading

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Roman Marine Life

This afternoon I went to the Museum of Fine Arts to see the new Goya Exhibition. It is wonderful and well worth a visit.  I had a few minutes to spare so I wondered over to the Greek and Roman … Continue reading

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Southern Elephant Seals in the South Shetlands

On the way back from the Antarctic Peninsula we stopped at Livington Island in the South Shetland Islands.  It was a very cold day with bitter winds but worth every second on land.  It is bleak landscape but there are … Continue reading

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Orcas in Antarctica

On a recent trip to the Antarctic Peninsula I was lucky enough to see a pod of Orcas – or Killer Whales –  close to the ship in the entrance to a narrow channel between islands.  The sun was low … Continue reading

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Humpback Whales in the Sea of Cortez

I was lucky enough to spend a few days at Cabo Pulmo on the Sea of Cortez, Baja Peninsula in Mexico. I was on the ocean near the coast on small boats a lot of the time – and in … Continue reading

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Visiting the Antarctic Peninsula

I am getting very excited at the thought of going back to the Antarctic Peninsula at the end of the year.  It is a magical place to visit and. I am posting a short video of the ship going through … Continue reading

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Shrimpfish Choreography

I was watching our Shrimpfish at Birch Aquarium this evening and couldn’t resist posting a short video of them.  I never tire of looking at the way they synchronize with apparent military precision.  Shrimpfish actually choose to swim in a … Continue reading

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Copper banded butterflyfish

Our new Copper-banded butterflyfish at the Aquarium is beautiful. I could not resist sharing a short video. Also called Beaked coralfish, these Indo Pacific reef fish have elongated snouts with small mouths so they can feed on invertebrates in small … Continue reading

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Magical Antarctica

Antarctica is a place of haunting beauty.  I think it is hard not to take nice photographs there as everywhere you look the scenery is simply stunning.  I t is a place I like to remember when I want to … Continue reading

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Our new Lagoon Jellies

I took some video of our new Lagoon Jellies last night. They are so graceful. They are about the size of a quarter and found in saltwater lakes and bays in the Indio Pacific. They can feed by ingesting plankton … Continue reading

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