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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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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I'm a sketch biologist sketching my way through the "seabird capital of the world"—New Zealand. I'm living out of a car and tent, hitching boat rides to remote islands, climbing down sea cliffs, and being chased by sea lions while pursuing penguins, prions, storm-petrels, shearwaters, shags, gulls, gannets, mollymawks, and more. Meanwhile I'm joining New Zealanders in their extraordinary efforts to save seabirds, the fastest declining group of birds worldwide.
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Vietnam has been part of one of the worlds largest ancient maritime trade routes. Now two recently discovered sites, a group of 9th to 19th-century shipwrecks and Neolithic island burials, will help tell us more about this unknown history.
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Students at GEMS World Academy- Chicago want to use an R.O.V. to examine the health of the Chicago River, Lake Michigan, and other water ways that define our city.
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Follow along as we disseminate marine biology and science! By showing how life flows in the ocean, complemented by our lab research, we hope to sensitize both mature and young minds towards nature and higher environmental awareness.
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Unknown 9, 794300, Huyện Côn Đảo, Sóc Trăng, Vietnam, Oct 20 to Dec 20 2018
The Untold Tale of Dugong & Seagrass in Con Dao Archipelago
Little is known about the charismatic dugong (Dugong dugon) in Con Dao Archipelago of Vietnam. Few available literatures confirmed the presence of dugongs in this national level protected area. But it is unclear if the observed dugongs were passing through the area, or if Con Dao Archipelago is an important habitat for the species’ life cycle. Such uncertainties expose potentially important habitat of dugong to anthropological activities and disturbances. This uncertainty motivated me and my colleagues to explore spatial and temporal distribution of dugong in this beautiful archipelago. We use multidisciplinary approach, which includes systematic land-based surveys, seagrass bed and dugong feeding trail monitoring and interviews with local communities to gather multi-dimensional information related to dugongs in the study area. Our project will provide holistic data on dugong distributional patterns in Con Dao, which helps shape recommendations for conservation management.

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For over a decade Vietnam Maritime Archaeology Project, VMAP, has been involved with training Vietnamese archaeologists to become maritime archaeologists and help establish their Department of Maritime Archaeology. VMAP has initiated a variety of projects including the search for a 13th-century Mongol invasion fleet sunk by the Vietnamese to trying to find shipwrecks involved in the Maritime Silk Route trade. In 2019 two teams of self-funding volunteers will investigate sites recently found by VMAP. The first is a Neolithic site on an outer island of Ha Long Bay that may show that the people occupying this site were part of early island migration. The second is a bay in central Vietnam that has five shipwrecks from the 9th to the 19th that were carrying cargos of exquisite Chinese Ceramics.
Made it to Little Cayman with the REEF Grouper Moon Little Cayman team and our new Trident. First dive of the Trident into the Conch Club pool for practice was a fun success. Still much more practice and obstacle courses to master before we hit the deep reefs! Speared a lionfish off the reef during the dive for dinner tonight, filleted with a very dull steak knife! Tomorrow we will send the Trident out into the South Sound. Stay tuned!
Made it to Little Cayman with the REEF Grouper Moon Little Cayman team and our new Trident. First dive of the Trident into the Conch Club pool for practice was a fun success. Still much more practice and obstacle courses to master before we hit the deep reefs! Speared a lionfish off the reef during the dive for dinner tonight, filleted with a very dull steak knife! Tomorrow we will send the Trident out into the South Sound. Stay tuned!

Pristine Seas

Exploring and protecting the last wild places in the ocean