Getting days off is a rarity on the Worldwide Voyage. When we get the opportunity to plan an excursion, we try to make the most of it! This was how some crew members spent our day off after the UN Conference in Samoa.
“So I was wrong,” scientist says about extinction—but cautions the purple-and-pink mollusk is still perilously close to dying out.
Expedition member Manu San Felix captures a dynamic photo that illustrates the chaotic beauty of the ocean world.
Lewis Pugh was recovering at home in South Africa when I spoke with him by phone. Just four days earlier he had finished a monumental swimming challenge, completing seven long-distance swims in under a month. He quietly said “It was much harder than I thought”, which was a surprising admission from this world-renowned endurance swimmer.…
Although smaller than five millimeters in size, microplastic particles contaminating our oceans and rivers likely pose a massive environmental and human health risk.
The U.S. isn’t the only country to have the will and ability to protect huge areas of the ocean. A proposal to Parliament calls for the U.K. to create the world’s largest marine protected areas.
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.
Enric Sala visits the famous jellyfish lakes of Palau’s interior and learns why they are so sought-after.
A law originally intended to promote mining on remote islands has become the key to protecting the waters around them, and it all comes down to the stuff you try to keep of your newly washed car.
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.
Talk about lending a helping “fin”—groupers and eels in a coral reef work together to catch prey, a new study says.
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.
Exploring a well-known diving hotspot gives the Pristine Seas team a sight of one creature they almost never encounter: the vacationing human.
“Balloon straight ahead” one of my researchers tells the captain while leaning forward from the bow of our boat. We are so accustomed to find plastic debris during our dolphin surveys off Los Angeles, California, that a party balloon is the first thing that comes to everyone’s mind when we come across something round-shaped floating…
Enric Sala describes the beauty and plight of the nautilus, which he finally meets live, face-to-face.