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Desventuradas Expedition: The Sea Urchin and the Plastic Razor

Even in some of the most remote waters on Earth, human trash can be a surprisingly effective camouflage.

Desventuradas Expedition: The Cutest Predator

The top predator at the Desventuradas Islands is not the typical reef shark, or a grouper with a huge mouth able to swallow a diver. It’s something much cuter.

Desventuradas Expedition: New Species and the Best Dive Yet

Three lucky team members take the sub and become the first humans to view this seamount exclaiming, “This is the exact definition of exploration!”

Desventuradas Expedition: Fish Bigger Than We Are

National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Enric Sala is setting off on his first big expedition of the year: to explore the remote islands of Desventuradas, hundreds of miles off the coast of Chile. Jen Casselle is a veteran member of Enric’s Pristine Seas project, and is a Research Biologist at the Marine Science Institute, University of California…

Desventuradas Expedition: The Thrill of the Dive

National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Enric Sala is setting off on his first big expedition of the year: to explore and record the underwater life around the remote Desventuradas Islands, hundreds of miles off the coast of Chile. This post is by expedition member Alex Muñoz, Executive Director of Oceana.   By Alex Muñoz Translated from Spanish.…

Valentine’s Day at the Unfortunate Islands

The strange and beautiful mola mola surprises the team, and sea lions come a-courting on the most romantic day of the year.

Desventuradas Expedition: Bizarre and Wonderful Sub Dive

National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Enric Sala is setting off on his first big expedition of the year: to explore the remote islands of Desventuradas, hundreds of miles off the coast of Chile. Follow his adventures throughout the month. 13 February 2013 The Argo, our ship, was anchored on the northern side of San Ambrosio Island, sheltered…

Desventuradas Expedition: First Humans to Dive San Ambrosio?

Unable to find any underwater photos from these islands, Enric Sala and team describe what may be the first time humans have ever swum beneath these waves.

Desventuradas Expedition: This Is Why We Are So Excited

National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Enric Sala is setting off on his first big expedition of the year: to explore the remote islands of Desventuradas, hundreds of miles off the coast of Chile. Follow his adventures throughout the next month.

Desventuradas Expedition Prepares for Launch

National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Enric Sala is about to set off on his first big expedition of the year: to explore the remote islands of Desventuradas, hundreds of miles off the coast of Chile. Follow his adventures throughout the next month.

Pitcairn: The Real Bounty Revealed

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.

October 28, 2012: Love in the Northwest Passage, Giant Predators in Prehistoric Australia, and More

This week on National Geographic Weekend, join host Boyd Matson as we sail a wooden yacht through the frozen Northwest Passage, dine with vultures in Turkey, discover life in an undersea desert in Gabon, remember the 18 fallen tigers in last year’s Zanesville, Ohio tragedy, dodge tree crocodiles and carnivorous kangaroos in prehistoric Australia, feed some birds and try not to get killed, paddle down Alaska’s Tanana River, and save macaws by making traditional headdresses (with synthetic feathers).

Gabon Expedition: The Lost Underwater Volcano

Exploring an uncharted seamount off the coast of Gabon we found a rocky oasis in the middle of a muddy desert, full of fish including large groupers.

Gabon Expedition: First Photo Taken by a Silky Shark

This is the first photo taken by a silky shark. Read how it happened…

New Expedition to Gabon Launches

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.