Photographing marine life and teaching underwater photography
has been Myron Wang’s passion for more than 50 years, taking
him and his wife and dive partner, Nicole, to exotic locations
such as the Red Sea, the Solomon Islands, Truk Lagoon, Seychelles
and the Great Barrier Reef. In collaboration with the Rosenstiel
School, Myron Wang is making his amazing photographs available
to the public through an innovative project called the Digital
Atlas of Marine Species and Locations (DAMSL).
The DAMSL Project is a
first of its kind, interactive database, which catalogs marine
life in photographs by geographic location while providing
encyclopedic content. Employing satellite imagery and photographer
Myron Wang’s images, DAMSL allows users to see images of
indigenous species as they run their mouse over a map of the
world. The DAMSL database is available for use, free of charge,
on the World Wide Web.
About This Site
The DAMSL web site looks and behaves nicely if you are using
a modern browser like Apple Safari, Mozilla Firefox or Google
Chrome. Microsoft’s Internet Explorer mostly works but
it is alway a struggle to make standard compliant web pages
render correctly on Internet Explorer.
There is a web page on this
site that uses the Google Earth browser plugin to display DAMSL
images in the location where the photographs were shot.
While mostly working, this page is experimental and sometimes
not easy to navigate. As we gain experience with the plugin the
page will improve.