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Today we dove at Astrolabe Reef, a remote coral atoll northeast of New Caledonia. So far it’s the best place we have explored. In our dives today we’ve seen everything one hopes to see: sharks, groupers, Napoleon wrasse, bright red old sea fans, and many other gorgeous animals. But the most impressive sight – and…
This week on National Geographic Weekend, we row through a quickly thawing Northwest Passage, then we throw axes with a champion lumberjack, and finally, we snap pictures with National Geographic’s head of photography.
Join us this week, as we set a world record kayaking 151 miles in 24 hours, then build an Ark to help save all of the world’s animals, teach pandas to breed successfully, and finally, rekindle old friendships with indigenous people in Nepal after 45 years apart.
New genetic research led by the Genographic Project team shows a distinctive ancestry for the Uros populations of Peru and Bolivia that predates the arrival of the Spanish conquistadores and may date back to the earliest settlement of the Altiplano of the central Andes some 3,700 years ago.
Vice President of Oceana, South America Alex Muñoz Wilson weighs in on the incredible work being done at Desventuradas and the effect it will likely have on the future of conservation in Chile.
The team discovers a robust population of lobsters weighing over 15 pounds!
Enric Sala and cinematographer Manu San Félix meet a particularly friendly lobster while exploring an underwater kelp forest.
In case you missed it, we hung out with Sylvia Earle and fellow Aquanauts at Aquarius Reef Base. Enjoy!
In an unprecedented FB Live Event, Ocean Explorer, Enric Sala will be calling in for an interview via satelitte phone from the remote Pitcairn Islands. Join us for a live conversation on the National Geographic Facebook page Wednesday, March 28 at 2:30pm ET (7:30pm UTC). Post your questions there or in the comments section of this blog post. Then tune in for the live interview and post more questions as the conversation develops.
Bob Ballard will forever go down in history as the one who discovered the Titanic. But to Bob, finding the Titanic was more than just a scientific challenge. It was a humbling experience that left him with a deep connection and quiet respect for a ship and all its passengers.
The world premiere of Bones of Turkana will be screened at National Geographic Auditorium on March 19 at 7:30 PM, followed by a discussion with the director and producers. Co-presented by the Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital.
With the conclusion of Sylvia Earle’s fifth and final day at Isla Coiba Marine Park, the expedition team wraps up their adventure with a renewed sense of optimism for the future of the park and all of its marine inhabitants.
Frog fish, schooling jacks, and other strange and beautiful creatures: a day of photos from Coiba’s Marine Park. Sylvia Earle and Jenifer Austin Foulkes’s fourth day of diving produces more new data for the advancement of science and conservation.
Sylvia Earle and Jenifer Austin Foulkes take to the water for a third day in an unforgettable experience Jenifer compares to “discovering a new planet”.
The adventure continues with the second installment of Sylvia Earle’s visit to Isla Coiba Marine Park where she performed some of the first ever explorations of Hannibal bank in a DeepSea sub.
National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence, Sylvia Earle made a recent visit to the Isla Coiba Marine Park to scope out the local biodiversity. Check out some snippets from Jenifer Austin Foulkes blog as she accompanies Sylvia to the coastal waters of Panama.
If he’s not under water exploring the depths of Earth’s deepest oceans, Enric Sala is inspiring leaders to create marine protected areas all over the world. Read more about Enric’s passion for the high seas.
NG Explorer-in-Residence Bob Ballard has discovered the wreck of “Titanic,” new forms of life, and pioneered incredible submarine technology in the process. Now you get to be the explorer and discover what stories and thoughts still lie beneath those trademark baseball caps of his. Join Ballard in a live video chat on the National Geographic Facebook page, Wednesday Dec. 14, at 3:30pm EST (8:30pm UT).
James Cameron tells Boyd Matson how making Hollywood blockbusters allows him follow his true passion of exploring and how becoming a NG Explorer feels like coming home. Listen to the interview.
UPDATED: Photos of missing artifacts Posted By David Braun Posted today on the blog of Egypt’s antiquities chief, Zahi Hawass: The staff of the database department at the Egyptian Museum, Cairo have given me their report on the inventory of objects at the museum following the break in. Sadly, they have discovered objects are missing…
The following statement by Zahi Hawass, Egypt’s new Minister of Antiquities and head of “a newly created department that will be charged with the care and protection of all Egyptian monuments and museums,” was posted today on ZahiHawass.com. Hawass is also a National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence. By Zahi Hawass I would like to tell the people,…
Archaeologist Zahi Hawass, Secretary General of Egypt’s Supreme Council of Antiquities, reports that several of the country’s museums have been attacked by looters taking advantage of the political turmoil in the country. In the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, looters stole jewelry from the museum shop and smashed a statue of Tutankhamun and other artifacts. In…
Half a century after beginning her storied field research on the lives of Gombe’s chimpanzees, Jane Goodall and her non-profit institute have bestowed their Global Leadership Award on National Geographic, which funded much of her pioneering work. By Ford Cochran As celebrated in the October 2010 issue of National Geographic magazine, this year marks the…
Yesterday afternoon at around 2:30, the headwaters of the Okavango met up with the river flow down the Selinda, joining up the Selinda Spillway for the first time in 30 years! It is, in our small part of the world and for our concession, a momentous occasion. The spillway runs right through our concession from…