EarthSky // Press Released Apr 09, 2010

Underwater robots, meaning of whale songs, in new EarthSky videos

Ocean-lovers will discover some of the meaning of blue whale songs, visit the notorious Great Pacific Garbage Patch, see futuristic underwater robots and more in new videos from EarthSky, produced in cooperation with Scripps Institution of Oceanography.

Viewers watching the series, hosted on EarthSky’s homepage and earthskyscience on YouTube, will discover these stories of science, told by scientists on the cutting edge of ocean research. EarthSky producers visited Scripps’ ocean-side campus in La Jolla, California in February 2010.

“It was fun” said Lindsay Patterson, an EarthSky producer who helped create the videos. “And it was so interesting. I was really impressed with the work these scientists are doing. Video is a great medium for showing the scientific work behind some of today’s greatest inventions and discoveries.”

The EarthSky Promise: To bring the ideas, strategies and research results of scientists to people around the world, with the goal of illuminating pathways to a sustainable future.