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The Desventuradas Islands (the 'unfortunate islands' in Spanish), located 530 miles off the coast of Chile, are one of the most mysterious and unknown places in the Eastern Pacific. San Ambrosio (uninhabited) and San Félix (with only a small garrison of the Chilean Navy) had never been filmed underwater, and there was very little scientific information about the underwater world of these islands. The Pristine Seas project identified the area surrounding the Desventuradas Islands as one of a handful of potentially pristine environments left in South America. In February-March 2013, National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Enric Sala led an expedition to these remote islands in collaboration with partner Oceana Chile, to explore, survey and film this unknown world, from the surface to thousands of meters below.
Expedition Blog Posts
- Desventuradas Expedition: The Importance of Being Here
- Desventuradas Expedition: Where Giant Lobsters Roam
- Desventuradas Expedition: A Surprise Stowaway
- Desventuradas Expedition: The Sea Urchin and the Plastic Razor
- Desventuradas Expedition: The Cutest Predator
- Desventuradas Expedition: New Species and the Best Dive Yet
- Desventuradas Expedition: Fish Bigger Than We Are
- Desventuradas Expedition: The Thrill of the Dive
- Valentine’s Day at the Unfortunate Islands
- Desventuradas Expedition: Bizarre and Wonderful Sub Dive
Google Science Fair Hangout
In case you missed it, watch the replay of the Google Hangout with Dr. Enric Sala from February 7, 2013.
Pristine Seas Videos
Video: NG Live! Pitcairn Islands
National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Enric Sala dives deep into the waters of one of the most pristine places on Earth—the Pitcairn Islands—only to discover its delicate ecosystem is not as unspoiled as it may seem.
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