2016 Challenge Finalists

Congratulations to the 2016 Ocean 180 Video Challenge Finalists!

The video abstracts listed below were selected as finalists in the 2016 Ocean 180 Challenge by a panel of science and communication experts (Wave 1 Judges). From January 4 to February 15, 2016, over 30,000 middle school students (our Wave 2 Judging Team) will be evaluating the finalists and casting their votes for this year's winning videos.

The winners of the 2016 Ocean 180 Challenge will be announced at the Ocean Sciences Meeting in New Orleans on February 23, 2016.

Good luck to all the finalists and our student judges! .

2016 Ocean 180 Video Challenge Finalists (in alphabetical order)

A Very Sticky Fish...

Adam Summers, University of Washington
Ian Stevens, University of Washington
Zach Bivins, University of Washington

Can Bottlenose Dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) Cooperate When Solving a Novel Task?

Kelley Winship. Dolphins Plus
Holli Eskelinen, Dolphins Plus
Stan Kuczaj, University of Southern Mississippi

Gotta Go Mom's Calling: Dolphin Mothers Use Individually Unique Acoustic Signals to Call Their Calves

Brittany Jones, University of Southern Mississippi and Dolphins Plus
Holli Eskelinen, Dolphins Plus
Stan Kuczaj, University of Southern Mississippi
Jill Borger-Turner, University of Miami

Harbor Seal Pups - Diving Into Rehab

Amber Thomas, University of New England
Parker Young, Unbox Science

Hiding in Plain Sight: Mimicry in a Juvenile Deep-Sea Squid

Ben Burford, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
Kyra Schlining, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute

Marine Defaunation: Animal Loss in the Global Ocean

Douglas McCauley, University of California, Santa Barbara
Christopher Hanson,  Industrial Light & Magic
Video directed and edited by Christopher Hanson

The Creative Dolphin: What Dolphins Do When Asked to Vary Their Behavior

Holli Eskelinen, Dolphins Plus
Stan A. Kuczaj, University of Southern Mississippi

The JetYak

Fiametta Straneo, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Lonny Lippsett, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Ken Kostel, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Daniel Cojanu and Elise Hugus, UnderCurrent Productions

3D Under the Sea

John Burns, University of Hawaii
Cliff Kapono, University of California San Diego

By the Numbers

37,795 students in 50 US states, the US Virgin Islands, and 21 countries participated as judges in the 2015 Ocean 180 Video Challenge.

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