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Stories by Erik Olsen

Drones Capture Close Encounters between Great White Sharks and Beachgoers

Over the past decade, the number of encounters between humans and sharks swimming off the coast of California has risen dramatically. Chris Lowe, director of the Shark Lab at California State University, Long Beach, says this summer is shaping up to be a major year for these sharks along the state’s 840-mile coastline...

July 8, 2020 — Erik Olsen

Seeing through the Sea

Why do all the pictures you take underwater look blandly blue-green? The answer has to do with how light travels through water. Derya Akkaynak, an oceangoing engineer, has figured out a way to recover the colorful brilliance of the deep...

November 13, 2019 — Erik Olsen
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