Bad weather puts the pressure on the team to get the day’s underwater surveys done, but there’s still time to relate a weird-but-true fact about where sand comes from.
With only two months left before Hōkūle‘a leaves Hawai’i to sail around the world, crew members of the Polynesian Voyaging Society are rigorously training and planning for the challenges that lay ahead to ensure that this voyage will be safe and successful.
One of our major goals this season is to investigate the largest pyramid at the site, which was not excavated by George Reisner in 1919 (the last time an archaeologist worked on the burials at El Kurru). Reisner was, among many other things, the first to figure out the location of burial chambers under the…
Shortly after dawn a small fleet of local fishing dhows sailed close to our anchorage, and as the men brought in the nets their happy work song was the most perfect alarm clock and an ideal start to the expedition’s first day of diving.
National Geographic Explorers and staff share their thanks, best wishes, and favorite moments with Jane Goodall. Find out how you can, too!
By Becca Peixotto, Caver/Scientist. In only eight days of digging, we retrieved more than 320 numbered fossil specimens and an awful lot of sediment. Don’t worry: there’s plenty more.
Three years after becoming entranced by the world of the world’s smallest camel, Arthur Middleton returns to San Guillermo, Argentina with photographer Joe Riis to learn more about these unusual animals and to share their adventures here.
As day dawns in the southeastern African coastal nation of Mozambique today, Pristine Seas Expedition Leader Paul Rose and team begin the latest in an ongoing series of missions to explore and document the biodiversity of the most untouched areas in the world’s oceans.
“There is this idea that a National Park has to be remote and rural, but cities are incredibly important habitats too.” Daniel Raven-Ellison describes his project to change the way people look at cities.
The Florida Wildlife Corridor team is immersed in planning the next Expedition, a fall 2014 journey that will traverse the Gulf coast for 1,000 miles. And I am starting to get into the field to photograph places and stories our trek will soon encounter. One important character of the Corridor is the Florida manatee. When we…
The name “BioBlitz” may conjure images of racing around trying to catch a sight of fauna fleet of foot, but in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, there are wonderful creatures to catch that are moving a good deal slower that you are. Exhibit A: The banana slug (photo by Clay Bolt). I watched one…
Principal excavator Becca Peixotto reports back on this week’s activity at the Rising Star hominin fossil cave site.
By Becca Peixotto, Caver/Scientist. Discover what’s new about this expedition returning to the hominin fossil chamber at Rising Star.
Paintings, photos, and thoughtful words bring to life the journey of a group of undergraduates walking (or wheel-chair rolling) across Indiana with NG Explorer John Francis, the Planetwalker.
Justine Jackson-Ricketts is an National Geographic Young Explorer studying a rare and elusive species of dolphin called the Irrawaddy dolphin. By taking a closer look at their diet, Justine can help determine whether or not Irrawaddy dolphins eat the same types of fish, squid, and crustaceans caught by fisheries in the Gulf of Thailand. This will…