volcano_grad Part 1/8 - Beneath the Surface: Exploring Our Global Seafloor 🌐🌏🌎🌍 See why exploration of our deep oceans is so important in this day and age!
GEBCO (General Bathymetric Chart of the Oceans) is an international organisation of ocean mapping experts who are striving to achieve their final goal of mapping the entirety of Earth’s oceans by 2030.
The Forum for the Future of Ocean Mapping last year brought together research institutes and organisations across the globe to create a massive international collaboration to achieve this goal.
This video highlights why this is important, who is working on it and how we are going to achieve it.
Stay tuned for the rest of the clips! Or check out the full video on YouTube: https://youtu.be/dQTTMDM0zJA
(Video sharing courtesy of GEBCO)

Humans are Space Orcs

So I’ve recently become slightly obsessed with the Human Space Orcs thing and it got me thinking, what would aliens think of our oceans? I saw one that mentioned that it was the only thing that scared the humans, but would they try to explore it? I’m sure there’s another planet out there that’s similar to Earth in being mostly water, but imagine rather than leaving the sea they stayed in it and evolved there. What if one of those aquatic aliens came to Earth in hopes of helping us explore our oceans? Help us explore the thing that not even the reckless humans dared to explore. What would they find? How would our ocean be different from theirs? Maybe they start to go down, but find it is much darker and colder than their home world. How far would they make it before they were forced to return. What would they see? Maybe they don’t make it that far, maybe they return top side and hear stories of the creatures that thrive in that dark cold abyss that the humans call an ocean. On the other hand, maybe they can reach the bottom, but maybe our ocean is much scarier than theirs, after all they are the top creature on their water planet, how different can ours be? Maybe as they are swimming down they hear something swim by them, but when they look nothing is there. They ignore it and keep going only to feel something bump against them, something rough and coarse, something that wants them gone. They whip around and brandish their weapon to scare it off, but this is not their ocean, this is the human ocean. This ocean belongs to the humans, the race that is so stubborn and curious that it’s legendary, and yet they know better than to enter the abyss. Humans conquered the stars, but they learned a long time ago not to mess with the ocean. Humans know they aren’t the top dog anymore once they enter the water world. The humans know and soon the aquatic aliens know too, in the human’s ocean you are no longer the top dog, whatever lurks in it’s vast depths is.

Watching a shark documentary and I’m upset no ones exploring our oceans. We have people already getting ready for space but rn I want to know how many more unexplored shark species we have what the heck


James Wan presented a panel on this summer’s horror sequel The Conjuring 2 at Wondercon. Afterwards, /Film joined other journalists on a press line to speak with Wan. Being at a comic book convention, every journalist had their own question about Wan directing the solo Aquaman movie and Wan was gracious about answering every one. For us, he revealed that the world of Aquaman is inspiring some of his horror sensibilities. Think sea monsters!

“I think, like most people, we are familiar with Aquaman,” Wan said. “We grew up reading or watching this character on the peripheral. I was never so in depth with Aquaman as, let’s say, I was with X-Men. I grew up loving X-Men, Spider-Man and Batman. Those are obviously the key big ones, but there’s always something kind of cool about Aquaman still, the idea of creating a huge world that is on our planet. That’s the thing about Aquaman that’s cool is he’s not an alien, right? He’s from our planet and he’s from a society that we’re not privy to in the context of the story. Isn’t it crazy to think that we’ve explored space more than we have explored the depths of our ocean? That just fires up my imagination about potential sea monsters and cool creatures, that kind of stuff.”

Fans got their first glimpse of Jason Momoa‘s Aquaman in a Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice Easter egg scene. Momoa’s casting, and his solo movie, were announced before this weekend’s team-up film was completed.

While waiting our turn, we did hear all of Wan’s Aquaman talk down the line. Here are some other tidbits we picked up:

Though Warner Bros.’ Justice League universe has been established as dark and gritty, Wan told reporters that anything he does will still have a sense of fun.

Wan likes to describe his big studio movies, like Furious 7 and Aquaman, as playing in someone else’s sandbox, but he can still create his own castle.

Wan consideres Aquaman the underdog superhero, that people pick on him and make fun of him (think Entourage). He has the chance to break people’s expectations.

Wan likes that Aquaman is a fresh character who’s never been done in a movie before, as opposed to, say, Batman, Superman or Spider-Man.

As a fan of world creation, Aquaman gives Wan a chance to create a new world (see his quote above about the world beneath the depths of our own planet).

Regarding the technical challenge, Wan expects Aquaman to be “a motherfucker” to shoot, but he will apply the same mentality he uses on low budget films. First and foremost, you have to create cool characters.

Aquaman arrives July 27, 2018.