If you've ever seen the real thing, time-lapse aurora video just doesn't do it. It has been necessary until fairly recently with the advent of inexpensive cameras with good low light performance. From a few nights...
Animators at Pixar told me Hayao Miyazaki is a prime inspiration. A retrospective in Tokyo has a replica of the ship from Castle in the Sky. Take a look at the video. Miyazaki invokes flight more than any other filmmaker I know. His creatures are amazing too..
Despite concerted efforts, scientists have been unable to convince blue tangs to breed in captivity. That means that every blue tang, every Dory, sold has to be captured from the wild. And a surprisingly large number of those fish are captured with cyanide, new research shows.
Most of the 11 million fish sold in the U.S. aquarium trade come from coral reefs in the Indo-Pacific. In some places, like Hawaii and Australia, there are decent rules and enough enforcement of them that fish can be collected without too much harm to ecosystems. But in others, there aren’t enough laws or enforcers to prevent disturbing, destructive practices, such as fishing with explosives or cyanide.