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WATCH: Discovering Rare Corals In Tysfjord, Norway

Lindblad Expeditions | Posted 06.09.2012 | Travel
Lindblad Expeditions

When we think about coral reefs, we usually imagine a tropical idyll, snorkeling or diving in warm, clear water surrounded by shoals of rainbow hued fish. But there are also corals that build reefs in the dark, cold waters in the depths of the world's oceans.

WATCH: A First Look At Grattan Seamount

Lindblad Expeditions | Posted 05.23.2012 | Travel
Lindblad Expeditions

Back on board, I worked to research what I had seen. It soon became apparent that the images I had just shot were the first ever taken of Grattan Seamount.

Exploring the Deep Ocean -- Emory Kristof's Pioneering Photography (VIDEO)

Steven Crandell | Posted 06.21.2011 | Arts
Steven Crandell

National Geographic photographer Emory Kristof loves to do deep things no one else has done before.

BP ROV Video of Leaking Wellhead Cut Off for Third Day - Why?

Robert L. Cavnar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Robert L. Cavnar

Yesterday in his daily presser, Adm. Allen said that all is well with the well, and that BP may be ready to pump the Static Kill (Top Kill II) to cove...

BP Starts Talking About Blowout Well -- Sort Of

Robert L. Cavnar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Robert L. Cavnar

BP's approach to this week's Offshore Technology Conference is wrong. Instead of hiding, BP should take advantage of this resource, call a meeting of these professionals and let them go to work.

Blowout Preventer is "Not Closed, ... is Not Going to Close"

Robert L. Cavnar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Robert L. Cavnar

It appears as though the containment structure is the only chance BP has of slowing the growth of the spill, at least until they get the well killed by a relief well, or if well bore damage slows the flow by itself.

Conflicting Reports: Were BOP Hydraulics Leaking? BP Dead Silent

Robert L. Cavnar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Robert L. Cavnar

It's become clear that well design, short cuts, impatience, and bad judgment led to the blowout in the first place. The other issue is why the blowout preventer did not close as designed.