The Global Reef Expedition: 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 mission science team.

The Global Reef Expedition: Palau

National Geographic – Voices
March 10, 2015
By Keith Ellenbogen

Aerial: Seventy Islands or Ngerukewid Islands, Palau
Aerial view of Seventy Islands or Ngerukewid Islands, Palau. The Ngerukewid Islands or Seventy Islands are Palau’s iconic island landscape symbolizing pristine beauty. The Islands were in part formed from limestone of accent coral reefs and coral uprisings. The Rock Islands are a World Heritage Site since 2012.

“Palau’s Archipelago — A Nation of Islands and Reefs
As part of the third iLCP Expedition organized with the Khaled Bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation (KSLOF), I joined a team of scientists to explore the marine environment in the Pacific archipelago of Palau.  The KSLOF is conducting currently one of the largest coral reef studies in history. Called the Global Reef Expedition, it is circumnavigating the globe surveying some of the most remote reefs on the planet, and iLCP photographers have joined them on a few keys stops to help document their finds.  Recently iLCP’s Michele Westmorland joined them in French Polynesia, and Jürgen Freund in Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. It’s now my turn to hop aboard the M/Y Golden Shadow to explore the reefs of Palau…”

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