Sam Friederichs

Explorer of the Week: Kendra Chritz

What exactly does a paleoecologist do? While nearly stepping on carpet vipers, getting caught in riots, and dashing past fresh crocodile nests might not immediately come to mind, Kendra Chritz has encountered all of these situations in the field. A ...

Sailfish Crittercam Success!

Sam Friedrichs is leading an ongoing project using Crittercam to help unlock the secret lives of marlin before it’s too late. The day dawned clear and bright as we hit the water shortly after 7:00 am aboard the Silver-Rod-O. As ...

Finding a Billfish for Crittercam

Sam Friedrichs is leading an ongoing project using Crittercam to help unlock the secret lives of marlin before it’s too late. Depending on who you talk to, billfish are considered one of the most difficult fish to pursue with ...

Welcome to Panama. Love, Blue Marlin.

Sam Friedrichs is leading an ongoing project using Crittercam to help unlock the secret lives of marlin before it’s too late.   The day has finally arrived! After smooth flights last night and a couple hours of sleep, the ...

Filming the Seas’ Greatest Catch With Crittercam

Blistering speed. Immense power. Ocean wanderers. These are just a few terms used to describe billfish. Another word that could be used is “threatened.”   Commonly referred to as swordfish, billfish are actually a group of 11 different species (not including ...