Hannah Waters

One of Hannah Waters's earliest memories is digging up sand crabs on a Delaware beach, and she hasn't stopped digging the ocean. Formerly a writer, editor and producer for the Ocean Portal at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, she is currently an associate web editor at Audubon.org. She studied Biology and Latin Minnesota’s Carleton College, sneaking off to the coasts in the summertime to study seabird colonies, conserve endangered piping plovers, and help lobstermen with their traps. She loves cephalopods, imagining plankton as larger-than-life monsters, and weird adaptations.

World Oceans Day 2012

Chrysaora melanaster , one of the largest jellyfish commonly found in the Arctic, swims underneath the Arctic ice. Credit: K. Raskoff, Monterey Peninsula College, Arctic Exploration 2002, NOAA Here at the Ocean Portal, we...

Read Blog Posts by Brian Skerry

Skerry is a regular contributor to the Smithsonian Ocean Portal, sharing his personal experiences, adventures, and fantastic images with you. Explore the latest blogs by Brian Skerry. - Brian shares some of the stories...

Brian Skerry Bio

Learn more about the fascinating career of the award-winning photojournalist Brian Skerry.

Brian Skerry's Book

Purchase Ocean Soul , featuring the work of Brian Skerry, at the National Geographic store.

Ray Bradbury and the Sea

A sea monster attacks a ship in an illustration for 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne. Credit: Wikimedia Commons, Pierre-Jules Hetzel Today Ray Bradbury died. It might seem strange that I'm writing about Bradbury...

Sea Monster Attack

A sea monster attacks a ship in an illustration for 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne. The illustration is by publisher and artist Pierre-Jules Hetzel, who is most famous for his drawings in Verne's books. This...

Blog Posts from Bali, Indonesia

Smithsonian educator Maggy Benson is blogging about her experiences in Bali, including scuba diving, genetics classes, and day-to-day life. Follow along!

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