At the end of this short video is some exciting imagery of what the museum could look like. All the years we have been working there, its fun to imagine something like this becoming a reality. Thanks Magdy for posting the video.
How often do you take your lifeboat for a spin?
Are you sure that in the event of a maritime disaster that your lifeboat is well prepered. A prudent mariner would check all emrgency gear on a regular basis, but it doesnt have to be a chore; It could be a Race!
The annual Key West Lifeboat Racing Series is intended to get people to test out their emergency gear on an anual basis.
For 3 years in a row, the winner has been this little beauty pictured here, but its not because she's fast, its because of the rules...
The Exhibition of Amazing Finds From Sunken Egypt that I was able to participate with as part of Underwater Archeologist Franck Goddio's team will visit L.A. soon. Here is the press release
LOS ANGELES, Jan. 18,
2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The west coast premiere of
Cleopatra: The Search for the Last Queen of Egypt, featuring the largest collection of its
kind ever assembled in the U.S., will open at the California Science Center
May 23, 2012. More than 150 priceless Egyptian
artifacts illuminating the life of Cleopatra VII, one of the most provocative
and powerful women in history, will be on view including colossal statues,
jewelry, coins and items from her sunken palace in Alexandria and other ancient sites that were
significant during her life as queen.
As part of Underwater Archaeologist Franck Goddio’s Dive
Team, I get to spend a lot of time wandering around sunken Egyptian
And while excavating the location of Cleopatra’s Palace,
or the great temple at Canopus that disappeared in cataclysmic events
thousands of years after the beginnings of history, and yet more than a thousand years before now, my mind sometimes wonders to the inevitable question,
when will it happen next?
At first I thought this blog would be about the origins
of Human Seafaring, and my own theory on why early sailors left home on voyages
of exploration into the unknown is very different than what other researchers
And you'll be rewarded! With Prestigeous Prizes, and international acclaim!
But only if you win the Design Competition!
Ever wish you could ring in the new year in a remote location, far from the crowds? I got that chance again this year, anchored off the Marquesas Islands in the Florida Keys. As part of an Aqua Survey project developing new tools to find bombs and other things that dont belong in the ocean, we anchored in this idylic location every night, right through New Years Day. It was a great opportunity to consider the options for the many exciting adventures to come in 2012.
Here are some photos:
My Name is Eric and My Job is Scientific Exploration.
That means I'm lucky enough to join expeditions to excavate sunken cities, climb volcanoes, find missing bombs, and Sail old research vessels, while searching for the mysteries of the natural world.