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Palau Expedition: The Good Side of Bad Weather

Expedition member Manu San Felix captures a dynamic photo that illustrates the chaotic beauty of the ocean world.

Wyland Paints Mural With Hōkūleʻa Voyagers in American Samoa

Robert Wyland, Polynesian Voyaging Society crewmember and renowned marine artist, was inspired to paint a mural at the Ocean Center in Pago Pago, American Samoa.

There’s Something in the Water

Although smaller than five millimeters in size, microplastic particles contaminating our oceans and rivers likely pose a massive environmental and human health risk.

A Hives Outbreak and Nothing Left to Lose

A hives outbreak causes a Young Explorer to use both traditional herbal remedies and Western medicine to treat her symptoms. Find out which was the winner…

Crazy Deep Sea Critters From Nautilus

See photos and video of some of the most charismatic creatures spotted so far on the latest journey of exploration aboard Dr. Robert Ballard’s Nautilus.

Palau Expedition: Millions of Jellyfish

Enric Sala visits the famous jellyfish lakes of Palau’s interior and learns why they are so sought-after.

Palau Expedition: The Sea Was Boiling With Fish

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Enric Sala and team are caught for hours in a spell cast by enormous manta rays as around them, lightning fast predators devour a massive ball of bait fish.

Using UAVs to Map an Ancient Wonder of the World

Getting a broad vantage of the layout of ruins used to be difficult, but using peaceful UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles), archaeologists like Patrick Meier are uncovering new structures and history from the air. Patrick is applying his new “airchaeology” to one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World: the Temple of Artemis in Turkey.

The End of Another Exciting Season in Peru!

Sarah Kennedy is using animal remains to dig through Peru’s colonial past. As the field season comes to an end, she reflects on the beauty and imperiled nature of Peru’s archaeological sites from atop a high mountain.

Dog Town

See how wildlife biologists on the Charles M. Russell Wildlife Refuge are bolstering prairie dog populations—and, thereby, an entire ecosystem.

Hōkūle’a: Reconnecting to a Sacred Conversation in Samoa

A reflection on the impact of the Worldwide Voyage and the meaning it holds for different people during the UN Small Islands Developing States Conference in Samoa.

Palau Expedition: Diving Palau’s Famous Blue Corner

Exploring a well-known diving hotspot gives the Pristine Seas team a sight of one creature they almost never encounter: the vacationing human.

Hōkūleʻa Welcomes the United Nations Secretary-General

The United Nations Secretary-General joins Worldwide voyage with specialist Dr. Sylvia Earle of Mission Blue, and Polynesian Voyaging Society master navigator Nainoa Thompson.

Protecting Our Fortress in the Sky

Standing on the shoulders of giants, Dylan Jones climbs mountains to study the tiny pika—its physical size dwarfed by the scale of its climatological importance. With the implications of climate change becoming more drastic, our mountain fortresses are no longer impenetrable.

Palau Expedition: An Alien From the Deep

Enric Sala describes the beauty and plight of the nautilus, which he finally meets live, face-to-face.