VOICES Ideas and Insight From Explorers
We are headed to Ascension Island, a tiny volcanic island in the South Atlantic, midway between Brazil and Africa. It’s a powerful place where the deep sea and remote mountains collide, leaving the island as the small visible tip of a massive 3,200-meter mountain.
If you are lucky, once in your lifetime you may get the chance to experience something no one else on this planet has ever previously experienced …
There is a most wonderful sense of the power of nature in this perfectly balanced ecosystem. Some of it tastes great, too!
There are so many birds here at Tristan da Cunha that unless we use extreme measures at night we would wake up to a ship full of them. So we are now a “dark ship.”
Gough Island in the south Atlantic is hard to reach, hard to land on, and the winds are so strong that they whip completely around the island—so there was no way the team was going to pass up that adventure.
Expedition leader Paul Rose has been wanting to reach Tristan da Cunha since he was 10 years old. As a new expedition brings him there at last, he already feels part of the family.
Heading to an archipelago 1,600 miles from the mainland, this is one of the most challenging and ambitious expeditions that we have undertaken.
Once again, the Pristine Seas drop cameras reach the bottom of the ocean and reveal a species never seen in this area before.
The Pristine Seas expedition to Niue and Beveridge reef isn’t only full of amazing sights. Take a listen to the beautiful sounds of the sea.
Feel the excitement of our expedition—without having to smell like fish.
The waters surrounding the world’s largest raised coral atoll are about to get their biggest close-up yet.
Explorer Paul Rose looks back at recent discoveries during the final days of the latest Pristine Seas expedition.
The great man Christian Jost has been camping alone on Clipperton Island for the past four nights. Not entirely alone – he’s had about 100,000 masked boobies, 7,000 brown boobies, 500 red – footed boobies, 1,500 frigate birds, 1million crabs, 2,000 rats, the rusting remains of the guano (bird poop) industry, a mysterious algae and bacteria filled lagoon, 900 coconut palms and…
The highly energetic, beautiful reefs of Clipperton are dominated by moray eels. I’ve never seen anything like it. Typically, with most of their long bodies hidden inside holes, you only see their heads and the constantly opening and closing of their mouths displaying a fierce array of teeth. It’s different here – they are constantly…