At the 2016 International Marine Conservation Congress (IMCC), I told the story of why I gave up a well-paying consulting job to become an oceanographer.

With Dr. Roger Hanlon, we took a diver carried hyperspectral camera to Raja Ampat, Indonesia, to image camouflaged octopus and cuttlefish. Erik Olsen turned our trip into this short film.

MITEdx's User Innovation course features the story of divers4oceans, a citizen science project I started to collect temperature data from scuba divers, in their peer-to-peer diffusion chapter.

In 2011, during a scientific diving expedition to my hometown Urla (Turkey), my dive buddy Dr. Justine Allen and I filmed an incredible fight between two male cuttlefish over a female.

Here's the story of how a manta ray feeding frenzy inspired the divers4oceans project.

This beautiful infographic shows some of the variation we see in the shape of bird eggs, based on a 2017 paper with Dr. Cassie Stoddard.


The Sea-thru method can recover colors in underwater images without any input about optical water type, but we can boost that correction using satellite data. Here's a short article by the European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT) about our work.

I am incredibly honored to have been selected as a finalist for the Blavatnik Regional Awards in physical sciences and engineering.