When Erik Olsen from the New York Times first called me about doing an article on my work, I was slightly apprehensive. The limited funds I had for my field work meant that I needed to make sure when the weather was good I was doing science. Thankfully Erik was really adamant about documenting exactly that. The science.
So here is the culmination of his patience and hours on the ocean, watching and capturing moments that would best represent the work being done. He survived the sun burn and the chilli peanuts and stuffed fish buns and put together this incredible little piece. The power of great reporting is hard to explain.
I am really happy at how this follows on so neatly from the amazing documentary put together by the Channel 7 team on my work and the blue whales back in 2011.
Thank you to all of you who have expressed interest in supporting the work and for the encouragement I constantly receive. It fuels me and keeps me strong.
For those of you who would like to support through funds, I am currently working on a PayPal link on this blog to make it easier. Please stay tuned, it should be up by the end of the week.
|Erik Olsen at work. Photo credit Matt Bowers.|