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Experimental dance band goes fluo diving

Animal Collective, the American psychedelic dance group, has just released a video on diving the Flower Garden Banks - the northernmost coral reef in the continental United States. It was filmed with members of the group helping with the lighting and camera work. 

The Flower Garden Banks are located about 100 miles offshore of Galveston, Texas in the Gulf of Mexico  The reef begins at about 20m  and is characterized by massive brain coral heads. The corals were filmed with special blue wavelength lights and filters that capture their natural fluorescence. 

Band member Brian Weitz ( aka Geologist) holds a masters degree in Environmental Policy, and briefly worked on ocean and climate change policy in Washington, DC. He and fellow Animal Collective member Josh Dibb (Deakin) have been  diving together for the last ten years, visiting such places as the Revillagegados, Mexico; Coiba, Panama; Poor Knights, NZ; and many others.

The film was made and edited by Coral Morphologic, a scientific art project comprised of marine biologist Colin Foord and musician Jared McKay. 

 

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