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Why the ocean matters...to Google

March 31, 2015

Google Earth Ocean Partner

The fact that you now can explore the ocean through Google Earth isn’t going to make Google much money directly. But the move is nonetheless smart. Why the ocean matters…to Google c|net February 2, 2009 By Stephen Shankland Google generated …

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The Hole Record

March 30, 2015

Coral Coring

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Expedition Log: BIOT – Day 5 Today we hear from Konrad Hughen, Senior Scientist at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, about the process of coral coring and how it is being used to measure changes in climate in this remote …

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Fantastic Flying Fishes

March 27, 2015

flying fish airborne with pectoral fins acting as wings

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Expedition Log: BIOT – Day 4 While you may never see pigs fly, it is possible to see fishes fly—well, glide for very long distances anyway. As we travel to and from the survey sites in our dive boat, it …

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Mission to Palau

March 24, 2015

The Global Reef Expedition's Mission to Palau

The Global Reef Expedition surveyed the reefs of Palau as part of their ongoing mission to study the health of coral reefs around the world. Palau’s reefs are filled with schools of large fish and ancient corals, important indicators of …

Spring Break?

March 23, 2015

schooling fish chagos

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Expedition Log: BIOT – Day 3 School is definitely in session here in Chagos! The fish team has had our hands full trying to identify, count, and size all the fish we’ve been seeing in our surveys. The reefs here …

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BIOT Photo Album


Looks Can Be Deceiving

March 20, 2015

Satellite image of Cauvin Bank with Contrast Stretching

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Expedition Log: BIOT – Day 2 For our first mission to the British Indian Ocean Territories (BIOT), our research is concentrated on the southern banks of the Chagos Archipelago. This area includes a number of small islands and atolls. Our …

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The Global Reef Expedition: Palau

March 19, 2015

Aerial: Seventy Islands or Ngerukewid Islands, Palau

National Geographic Voices – Ocean Views recently featured an article about the Global Reef Expedition‘s mission to Palau. The article is written by Keith Ellenbogen, Senior Fellow with the International League of Conservation Photographers (iLCP) and member of the Palau …

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Exploring Chagos

March 18, 2015

Characterizing Chagos

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Expedition Log: BIOT – Day 1 We have just arrived at the Chagos Archipelago to study some of the most remote reefs on the planet for the latest leg of the Global Reef Expedition. M/Y Golden Shadow has just completed …

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Stringing it Together

March 16, 2015

mangrove food web activity at JAMIN - Jamaican mangrove project

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Today, we returned to Holland High School to continue instructing students about the mangrove food web. We took students outside to participate in a hands-on food web activity. Each student received a different mangrove organism that they were to represent. …

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