Whale Graveyard
Whale Graveyard
On a remote peninsula in Chile, over three hundred sei whales beached themselves. An expedition is setting off to recover some of the bones

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On Monday, February 6, 2017, around 1:30 a.m. CST, a sonic boom shook residents of the Midwest as a bright green fireball streaked through the night sky. The sound was that of a meteor, nearly the size of a minivan, entering our atmosphere. After its fall to Earth, radar spotted the end of its journey over Lake Michigan, approximately 10 miles off the coast of Sheboygan, Wisconsin. Teen explorers from Chicago, led by scientists from the Adler Planetarium's Far Horizons program, The Shedd Aquarium, and The Field Museum, team up to take on this Underwater ROV Meteorite Hunt. Interested explorers wanted!
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A global expedition to find, study, and protect the world's largest and rarest fish before they disappear forever.
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We're on a mission to unveil the secret world of feather stars, from shallow to mesophotic depths, micro-world to voracious predators that feast on them. Enjoy the adventure!
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We are a team of Milky Way Chasers going for the greatest Icons of the Southwest starting with the Bisti Badlands of New Mexico, Mesa Verde, Arches, Capitol Reef, Bryce and the Grand Canyon.
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Our video crew is taking a road trip from the Midwest to the West Coast by electric van exploring innovation and inspiration in the U.S. around our climate crisis.
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When communities embrace their own maritime archeological culture, archeology ceases to be about studying the past; it becomes about re-claiming the historical legacies of our relation with the sea. In Costa Rica, that is taking place.
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Marine Conservation Philippines, Siit Arboretum, Zamboanguita, Negros Oriental 6218, Philippines, Mar 1 2015 to Apr 25 2019
Marine Conservation in the Philippines
Using science to understand how local and global pressures affect marine ecosystems, we empower, engage, and build local and national capacity to reduce and adapt to pressures, aiming for a sustainable future for the Philippine people

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For the last 9-months as a Fulbright-National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellow, I have been living in Bucharest Romania exploring the role that technology has played in the development of Romania civic identity. The story is long and winding so I will begin from the beginning. The first individual I worked with was Victor Ciobotaru on a film entitled, Brothers in Faith. Brothers in Faith traces the developing civic consciousness of Victor Ciobotaru, a former Seventh Day Adventist pastor and emerging LGBTQ activist in Romania who was unjustly excluded from the church after condemning denouncing a church-supported referendum intended to prevent gay marriage in early October, publicly outing himself in the process. In protesting his exclusion and the subsequent silence from the Church, Victor gathered the courage take pen to paper, writing a public and critical open letter to the Romanian Adventist leadership, beautifully and fervently advocating for the human rights and dignity of the Romanian LGBTI community. "I am writing this letter in... the name of all those in the Adventist Church who have not yet the courage to make their voices heard," he writes, alluding to the many still closeted members suffering of silence within the church. While Victor’s letter is addressed to the Romanian Adventist Church, he also seeks to speak broadly to other religious institutions such as the powerful Romanian Orthodox Church. Central to the film lies the hypocrisy of the church, that it can still cordially address him as “Dear brother Victor," in his condemnatory exclusion letter. Victor recounts his journey as a gay pastor and emerging Romanian LGBTI activist; from his early struggles to unify his sexual and spiritual identities, to the painful yet empowering moments in early October 2018 that compelled him to risk his safety and career to speak out against Romanian religious institutions, in order to imagine more inclusive spaces of worship. “LGBTI people are an integral part of a church. It's time for the Church to treat them all as equals, with respect, as valuable beings in the eyes of God,” he exclaims. Victor has worked hard to create space for others in the Romanian LGBTQI of faith like him through his work with ACCEPT, a Romanian human rights organization started in the early 2000s by his partner and activist, Florin Buhuceanu. In this space, Victor works to demonstrate his philosophy of inclusive pastoralism with his members, striving to use the Bible as a tool for inclusion rather than a weapon.
During the night, a local fisherman anchored next to us. We started talking, and he agreed to take us in the morning to retrieve his nets, and talk a little about the state of the Ionian Sea, the fish stocks, the monk seals etc.He proved to be quite philosophical, and very photogenic as well ! After photographing and filming more monk seals in the morning, we decided that the hard drives were full enough, and that the autonomous system was performing well enough without our maintenance. We decided to set sail, and a few hours later, we docked in Vathy, on the mythical island of Ithaca ! Have a look at this great article: http://ocean71.com/magazine/investigation-on-mythical-ithaca/ Our evening meal, entirely made from the fresh fish caught by our friend the fisherman in the morning, was absolutely delicious.
Trident ROV with new software in Case Inlet 56-67m (184-220') with white sea pens, sea whips, anemone, herring, Dogfish, and some others. Oh at the end of video a herring becomes lunch for Dogfish.

Pristine Seas

Exploring and protecting the last wild places in the ocean