Expedition member Manu San Felix captures a dynamic photo that illustrates the chaotic beauty of the ocean world.
Enric Sala visits the famous jellyfish lakes of Palau’s interior and learns why they are so sought-after.
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.
Exploring a well-known diving hotspot gives the Pristine Seas team a sight of one creature they almost never encounter: the vacationing human.
Enric Sala describes the beauty and plight of the nautilus, which he finally meets live, face-to-face.
An old Japanese fighter plane contrasts strangely with the abundant coral and marine life around it in the waters of Palau.
Enric Sala and team are back in the big blue on their latest expedition to explore and document the world’s most pristine seas. This time, the destination is the Micronesian island group of Palau.
In 2004, Australia created the first large-scale marine protected area (MPA) in the world. Its Great Barrier Reef Marine Park had been a world heritage site since 1981, but ten years ago the government of Australia did the unthinkable – they banned all fishing, both recreational and commercial, from 33% of the park. In one…
There is a new wave of conservation in the Pacific. Fed up with overfishing and other non-sustainable practices like shark finning, small island nations are returning to more traditional ways. They are beginning to scale back industrial fishing in their waters, to protect their fish stocks from illegal fishing, and to create sustainable tourism destinations…
President Obama recently pledged to expand the current boundaries of the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument, already one of the largest nature preserves on the planet. Here are just a few of the amazing creatures that would find refuge there.
President Obama recently pledged to expand the current boundaries of the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument, already one of the largest nature preserves on the planet. So what’s the value in making it bigger?
Time is running out for wildlife. Now, like a World Cup footballer coming in for a late-game substitution, USAID enters the conservation game with new energy and some bold moves.
The Pristine Seas team bids farewell to the beautiful undersea vistas of Mozambique.
After weeks of rough weather, choppy waves, and poor visibility, expedition leader Paul Rose finally has a “perfect dive,” accompanied by an 11-foot bull shark and other great denizens of the deep.
How do you study an animal that never stops swimming? Find out how the Pristine Seas team is using technology to go along for the ride.