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By Mark J. Spalding, President, The Ocean Foundation Last week, Enric Sala of the National Geographic Society spoke about the Society’s Pristine Seas program, which has visited an array of countries to highlight the important marine regions that need protection. In 2012, Sala led an expedition to the Pitcairn Archipelago, which is famous as the…
NG Explorer-in-Residence Enric Sala heads to London to support the inhabitants of Pitcairn Island in their quest to protect the abundant marine life surrounding their famously remote home.
Mike Fay’s exploration of Gabon’s untouched wilderness led to 11% of the country being named national park land. This inspired Enric Sala to explore and help protect similarly pristine areas of the ocean around the world. Now the two explorers go back to the beginning to explore the murky waters off the coast of this African nation.
Searching for evidence of legendary palaces isn’t a project you undertake with just anyone. Get to know the archaeologists, technicians, and others making this year’s expedition possible.
Experience a journey to some of Earth’s most remote and storied islands in Mike Fay’s daily journal entries from his recent month-long expedition in the South Pacific.
Oh his last day on Pitcairn Island, Mike Fay tackles one more nerve-wracking muddy climb, and reflects on what living outside on this remote island has shown him.
As the expedition draws to a close, all of Pitcairn gathers for a celebratory day of fishing, frying, and hearing the initial results of Enric’s marine survey.
By Mike Fay, NG Explorer-in-Residence 9 April 2012 Rained all night and Highest Point was completely soaked again this morning. I just kind of hacked around in the morning; Bren had school today. Went over to Gannet’s Ridge just to see how cool it is to walk on a razor-backed ridge in the fog. Takes…
Brenda Christian finds an artifact from Pitcairn’s prehistoric inhabitants as she and Mike tackle the biggest landslide he’s ever seen.
News arrives that the expedition is being cut short for bad weather, so Mike Fay and others head out in a homemade boat for a day of fishing.
After several days of walking and climbing all around Pitcairn, Mike Fay’s familiarity with the island is growing, but he’s still constantly being surprised.
NG Explorer-in-Residence leads the kids of Pitcairn Island on a crash-course in GPS navigation. “Of course what the kids were interested in was a romp in the woods,” he says, adding “if you are truthful about it, no different from me for the past 50 years.”
This is also where some have proposed to put in an airstrip for the island. Pitcairn would just feel like one more place you go to if that happened I think. It would take a lot of the magic away.
Trying to take video down at St. Paul’s, Bren shouted to me from above, “Watch out, that wave is going to take you.” There was urgency in her voice and that’s not usually the case.
NG Explorer-in-Residence Mike Fay could hardly believe it: the ship headed back to Polynesia and he got left behind on Pitcairn for 10 days. And he couldn’t have been happier.
NG Explorer-in-Residence Mike Fay says we know Charles Darwin would say the colors are from sexual selection, or are for camouflage or distraction. But he still wonders why is the result so beautiful to the human eye?
After days of obsessing over birds and rats, NG Explorer-in-Residence Mike Fay heads out to explore more of Henderson Island, including a cave in a cliff holding skeletons of ancient Polynesians.
After unexpectedly sighting a rat on an island everyone hoped was free of them, NG Explorer-in-Residence Mike Fay goes on the hunt to get a better sense of how many rodents may be there.
In the early evening of March 27, NG Explorer-in-Residence Mike Fay made an unfortunate discovery on the remote Henderson Island. Read his account of the day.
223 years ago this weekend, Fletcher Christian led the infamous mutiny on the “Bounty.” They then settled on the remote and beautiful Pitcairn Island. See what life is like for their descendants who still live there today.
Many nights on the Pitcairn Islands expedition you’d find the team watching the sunset. Amid the oos and ahhs you’d hear numerous cameras clicking away as various team members tried to capture brief moments in the ever-changing show.
We’ve explored the underwater world of the Pitcairn Islands for the past month, but every day there were stunning sights and inspiring views to be found above the waves as well.
After three weeks of diving and exploration, discover what we discovered in these remote and beautiful islands and atolls.
From feeding fish to building up coral reefs, see why humble algae are actually the unsung heroes of the undersea world.