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Florida 2015 recap

Posted by Jeffrey Milisen on Thursday, May 21, 2015,
I have always enjoyed the Australian aboriginal concept of a "walk-about" defined in Merriam Webster as "a short period of wandering bush life engaged in by an Australian aborigine as an occasional interruption of regular work."  A few weeks ago I planned a last-minute trip to meet my dad at his Florida vacation rental at Anna Maria Island.  My flight arrived in Miami, 4 hours away and 5 days ahead of him, which gave me 5 days to wander about Florida at my own pace as an interruption to my re...
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I Was A Scientist Featured On Shark Week and I Was Not Lied To

Posted by Jeffrey Milisen on Monday, August 25, 2014,

I was approached in March to help out with an episode for this year’s Shark Week on Discovery Channel.  From the get go, I knew what the premise of the show was about.  I figured it would be hyped and sensationalized.  I assumed I would be misquoted because that’s just what the media does.  And when we went out three nights in a row and didn’t see anything, I knew they would CG some sharks in place because a Shark Week show without sharks would be rather dull.  And bec...


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Feeling Small

Posted by Jeffrey Milisen on Sunday, December 30, 2012, In : Megafauna 


 
For the most part, the ocean is a vast pit full of a fat lot of nothing.  How much nothing?  If you set sail from California on a straight path at a cruising speed of 12 mph, you might not hit land or see anything of interest for 22 days.  Underwater is a lot of the same.  When working on an open ocean aquaculture project where we dived in the middle of the ocean twice per day for months on end, most of the dives were in deep, unbroken, gin-clear blue water.  I spent hours looking at nothing...

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A Watery Union

Posted by Jeffrey Milisen on Friday, December 14, 2012, In : Events 

 On Wednesday, I was honored to help wed two of my good friends, Amanda Tucker and Alan Brockman.  Their one request was that the ceremony be held 80 feet underwater.  As the bride made her way down the mooring, the guests, headed up by Reverend Gabe Scotti, arranged themselves on the deck above the wheelhouse of the Sea Tiger.  The dappled light of the afternoon sun and turbid visibility created a unique atmosphere that contrasted sharply with the bride's white dress and red bouquet.


 
I had n...
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Tiger-Quest 2012

Posted by Jeffrey Milisen on Wednesday, September 19, 2012, In : Megafauna 


My friends and I are a little light of pocket to go to Tiger Beach, Bahamas, so, needing an adventure, we sought to find our own local animal, a tiger shark known as "Laverne" who is known to make a living in the waters of Honokohau Harbor.  We headed for Kona to dive like crazy and hurry back before anyone noticed we were missing.  What we found was not one animal, but at least four all crowding the area looking for scraps from fishing boats.  They ranged in size from about 10 feet up to may...
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