PROJECT:Mission Blue: Bahamas Expedition
Join the Sylvia Earle Alliance and the Nature Conservancy as they explore the beautiful waters around the Bahamas, a critical Hope Spot.
LOCATION: Bahama Islands
DATE: May 21-28, 2012
Photograph by Andre Axford Bryars, My Shot
Exploring the Deep Ocean
PROJECT: Nautilus Live
Follow along as Dr. Robert Ballard and his team undertake an exciting expedition on the E/V Nautilus to map the sea floor, study underwater volcanoes, investigate unusual life forms, explore shipwrecks, and more. It's all at http://nautiluslive.org/
LOCATION: Mediterranean Sea
DATE: July-September 2012
Photograph courtesy E/V Nautilus
PROJECT: ECOCEAN Whale Shark Photo-Identification Library
The ECOCEAN Whale Shark Photo-Identification Library is a visual database of whale shark encounters and individually catalogued whale sharks. Using cutting-edge software, photographs, and public sighting information, the library continues to collect and analyze data to learn more about the largest fish in the sea.
LOCATION: Whale shark range globally
DATE: Ongoing since 1995
Photograph Copyright Kurt Amsler/RolexAwards
PROJECT: Pristine Seas: Pitcairn Islands Expedition
National Geographic explorers Enric Sala and Mike Fay explored and surveyed the state of Pitcairn’s marine and terrestrial areas and will propose recommendations to the Pitcairn community for the conservation of their resources.
LOCATION: Pitcairn Islands
DATE: February-March 2012
Photograph by Enric Sala
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This summer descend into the unknown. Follow Dr. Robert Ballard and his team as they explore the ocean on the E/V Nautilus.
David Gruber searches for the far-red fluorescent protein, which may only exist at the deepest depth photosynthesis can occur.
Pristine Seas is an exploration, research, and conservation project that aims to find, survey, and help protect the last healthy, undisturbed places in the ocean.
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