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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The Galapagos archipelago is one of the planet’s last wild and incredible places. Join us as we explore the islands and connect with wildlife, all while seeking solutions to local and global plastic pollution.
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On board our Research Sailboat we are travelling throughout the Mediterranean documenting and reporting the influx of new invasive species from the Red Sea. Meaning Lionfish, pufferfish, rabbitfish and many more
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22 students from the University of Vienna and Chiang Mai University, in partnership with Raks Thai Foundation, head to Chiang Mai province for three weeks of co-creation and fieldwork on the linkages between rural change and migration.
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Annobón, Equatorial Guinea, Mar 5 2007 to Jul 5 2019
Equatorial Guinea: The Waters at the Middle of Earth
WCS have been working in a one of the pristine places on earth, Equatorial Guinea, since 2007. The only spanish speaking country in Africa, it is a singular arrangement of islands and continent with 92% of seas.

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Hi everyone, It's been a few months since our initial reconnaissance trip to Nepal and I have been keeping busy with funding applications, proposals and budgets. I'm quickly learning how reliant science is on gaining funding, and even if you have a project with immense humanitarian benefit, funding opportunities are high stakes and stressful. Up to this point, we have submitted three proposals for funding for our project, and the waiting is the worst! We have all been sitting here eager to start booking flights and making field preparations, itching to get going. But unfortunately, all that has to wait until we've heard back from some of our applications. I'm sure any researcher will tell you how annoying this period is! In the mean time, however, why don't I update you on the outreach goals of our project? On arrival in Kathmandu, the New Zealand contingent will spend one week running a 'crash course' in geophysical and seismic hazard theory for a university geophysics class. This intensive will allow the students to learn valuable skills from international experts in these fields. After this course, we will then head south with a select group of these students who will be doing their Masters research in this field in the coming years. These students will assist us in the field work, getting first hand experience of geophysical field work and data processing. These students will then have the opportunity to use some of the collected data for their own geophysical research. After our field work, it is hoped that we will be able to gift some geophysical equipment to the university to allow for future research in the fields of geophysics and seismic hazard. Up to this point, many universities in Nepal are unable to provide many geophysical or seismic hazard analysis projects due to a lack of funding for geophysical equipment. Not only will our project provide training for future projects in this field, as well as vital equipment, it will encourage future students in pursuing similar projects. This will have a long term benefit to the wider Nepal society where more research into seismic hazard is key to improving local resilience to earthquake disaster.
It finally arrived. Our new Trident underwater drone. I added the 100 meter tether to the kit so we can do some deep water exploration on the walls of the Turks & Caicos Reefs. Stormy day today or I'd be out giving it a test dive in Lake Champlain while I am here in Vermont. Maybe tomorrow. Seems solidly built and appears to be relatively simple to operate with the wireless (wifi) controller. I'll post video from the first test dives in the next few days.
Post-production & Plastic Free July English It’s been a while since we’ve written anything, but we’re back! The last few months I’ve been busy fundraising for post-production so we can finish the film, fleshing out the story ideas, and developing the campaign. The good news is that with the support of an action grant from the Conservation Media group and the donation of a generous private donor, we can now move full steam ahead with editing. We are really looking forward to getting this film project made and being able to share it with you and with the world as a tool for reducing single use plastic. Check out a short two minute teaser clip of some of our spectacular footage: (https://vimeo.com/321250162/5c8e044ac4)) If you haven’t heard, this month is Plastic Free July which is a global movement that helps millions of people be part of the solution to plastic pollution. It’s not too late for any of you to join in the movement and take the pledge to reduce and refuse single-use plastics this month (and beyond!) Since starting work on this project, I have become really hyper aware of my single use plastic use and finding ways to reduce it. So far I’ve done a good job of really eliminating single use plastic from my kitchen by using glass and reusable plastic storage containers, reusable shopping bags, carrying my reusable mug, cup, and utensils with me, buying fruits and veggies without using any plastic bags or packaging, and even shifting to buying grains, nuts, etc in bulk with cloth food bags and making my own cereal (photos below!). This has been fun and feels healthier, and now for Plastic Free July I am challenging myself to really reduce single use plastic in my bathroom. There are lots of new plastic free products out there like soaps, shampoos, toothbrushes, detergent, etc and I’m having fun trying a couple different things out to see what works best for me. Little changes go a long way Learn more about Plastic Free July here: (https://www.plasticfreejuly.org/)) How are you going to reduce single use plastic in your life? Español Ha pasado un rato desde que escribimos algo... ¡pero estamos de vuelta! Los últimos meses yo he estado ocupado con buscar fondos para la edición para poder terminar el documental y desarrollando ideas para la historia y la campaña contra el plástico de un solo uso. La buena noticia es que con el apoyo de una beca del Conservation Media Group y la donación de un donante generoso, ahora podemos avanzar a toda dar con la edición. Tenemos muchas ganas de terminar el documental y poder compartirlo con ustedes y con el mundo como una herramienta para reducir el plástico de un solo uso. Aquí les ofrezco un breve clip de dos minutos para que vean algunas de las imágenes espectaculares que filmamos: (https://vimeo.com/321250162/5c8e044ac4)) Si no han escuchado, este mes es “julio sin plástico”, que es un movimiento global que ayuda a millones de personas a ser parte de la solución a la contaminación del plástico. No es demasiado tarde para que ustedes se unen al movimiento también y se comprometan a reducir y rechazar los plásticos de un solo uso este mes (y siempre). Desde que comencé a trabajar en este proyecto, me he vuelto muy consciente de mi uso de plásticos de un solo uso y he estado buscando formas de reducirlo. Hasta ahora he hecho un buen trabajo para realmente eliminar el plástico de un solo uso de la cocina, usando recipientes de vidrio y plástico reutilizable, bolsas de compras reutilizables, siempre llevando conmigo mi taza y utensilios reutilizables, comprando frutas y verduras sin usar bolsas de plástico o empaques, e incluso cambiando a comprar granos, nueces, etc. por peso con bolsas de tela y haciendo mis propios cereales (fotos abajo). Ha sido un proceso divertido y se siente más saludable. Ahora para Plastic Free July mi desafío es reducir el plástico de un solo uso en mi baño. Hay muchos productos nuevos que no usan plástico como jabones, champús, cepillos de dientes, detergentes, etc. Me estoy divirtiendo probando un par de cosas diferentes para ver qué funciona mejor para mí. Los pequeños cambios hacen mucho. Aprenda más sobre Plastic Free July aquí: (https://www.plasticfreejuly.org/)) ¿Cómo vas a reducir el plástico de un solo uso en tu vida? Sylvia

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