New Whale Species Found in Alaska

Again proving the mysteries of the ocean are almost as overwhelming and infinite as those in space, a new species of whale has just been discovered in Alaska. When the 24-feet-long corpse washed ashore in the Pribilof Islands community of St George(in Alaska’s Bering Sea) back in 2014, it was believed to be a Baird’s beaked whale. But this week it was revealed that it …

Piloting a Super Aviator Personal Submersible

Our underwater flight training trip to Vancouver with Clerc Watches

by Steph Yin Today—after a storied past involving crafts shaped like bells, powered by oars, equipped with flame-throwers, and designed after whale bodies—there’s a new sub in town, and it’s unlike any of its ancestors. Orcasub is a one-of-a-kind, personal luxury submersible—available to anyone who longs to freely roam thousands of feet under the ocean’s surface and can afford a $2 million-and-up price tag. Orcasub …

A Scroll-able History of Earth’s Oceans

For its latest issue “Water,” Nautilus takes a look back at the evolution of our often unpredictable oceans. A short, scrolling interactive history provides playful animated backgrounds to colorfully illustrate each major phase of our seas, beginning with the centuries of rain it required to initially fill in our beaches. Over the next billions of years, varying water temperatures, winds and mass currents all contributed …