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Growing up seeing an already depleted ocean as normal, today’s Filipino fishers often lack the awareness of how rich their waters were just a generation ago. This project is helping bring those memories to light.
It’s really quite simple. As the ocean absorbs more carbon emissions from the atmosphere, our ocean becomes more acidic. And the impacts are far-reaching. Just ask the shellfish growers and coastal businesses in the Pacific Northwest and across our country. Yet Scott Pruitt, the Trump administration nominee to lead the Environmental Protection Agency, avoids acknowledging…
Adventure Scientists’ Microplastics Principal Investigator Abby Barrows gives her firsthand account from her voyage from Bali to Komodo on an Oceanic Society Expedition to explore the impact of plastic pollution in that region.
If you are lucky, once in your lifetime you may get the chance to experience something no one else on this planet has ever previously experienced …
For years I’ve dreamed of visiting “Gonydale,” a remote valley reached after a three-hour trek across rivers, beneath towering pinnacle cliffs and through thick lush ferns. It is a lost world and home to some of the last of the Tristan albatross.
The ocean is powerful, but not invincible. It is rich, but not inexhaustible.
Gough Island in the south Atlantic is hard to reach, hard to land on, and the winds are so strong that they whip completely around the island—so there was no way the team was going to pass up that adventure.
By: Shilpi Chhotray, Mission Blue Communications Strategist “Tourists from around the world come to see an untouched Bahamas. Meanwhile, the government says that cultivating high-volume, high-impact deals with cruise lines will bring local jobs. In reality few locals are hired to staff the cruise lines’ “private islands” and these fantasy terraforming projects naturally conflict with…
“For me, diving in Cortes Bank is like diving into an underwater kaleidoscope.” Join National Geographic underwater photographer Brian Skerry in the vibrant waters of Cortes Bank and prepare for a sensory overload.
Expedition leader Paul Rose has been wanting to reach Tristan da Cunha since he was 10 years old. As a new expedition brings him there at last, he already feels part of the family.
This app project is an incredible idea brought to life. There’s a saying “it’s easy to talk about conservation with a full stomach”.
Heading to an archipelago 1,600 miles from the mainland, this is one of the most challenging and ambitious expeditions that we have undertaken.
By: Shilpi Chhotray, Mission Blue Communications Strategist Citizen Science Supports Protection in the Moreton Bay Hope Spot “The citizen scientists in the Moreton Bay Hope Spot are living proof that the ocean is a big blue magnet that unites people who care. Their important work is benefitting the human and aquatic inhabitants of greater Brisbane…
With ice on the deck of the canoe in the morning during our first weekend, we began our 1,110-mile journey to the Sunshine State.