We dive with full grown adult sharks most days and so we are relaxed with these little ones—but it’s not so easy if you are a cameraman and get caught unaware.
This is the largest raised coral atoll on Earth: remote, inhospitable, spared from human interference, home to 100,000 giant tortoises, and surrounded by pristine reefs. This is Aldabra! It is truly one of the wonders of the world. And we on this Pristine Seas expedition to study and record its wildlife are thrilled to be…
Nearly 60 years before our expedition to the Seychelles, Jacques Cousteau and National Geographic’s Luis Marden had their own adventures in these waters.
Relive the adventures and stunning photos of the expedition behind the announcement of the world’s largest contiguous marine protected area.
When a giant tortoise realizes you’re spying on his mating session, you’d better run. Or at least walk briskly.
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With just a small boat, a big net, and a lot of manpower, beach seine netting continues to feed people thousands of years after its invention.
The incredible marine life under the waves is often only part of the story in the most wild places in the ocean. Our arrival in the Seychelles was a beautiful reminder of that.
In the Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas), once a major location for whaling, whale bones are all around, layered with history and meaning, and silently communicating their tales.
When you’ve watched hours upon hours of remote camera footage and not seen anything larger than a sea star, a nearly 20-foot shark is something to get excited about.
As we gear up for the January launch of the Fish 2.0 business competition – an initiative that connects seafood entrepreneurs and investors – our team spoke with finalists from our 2013 competition to hear their news. One of the goals of Fish 2.0 is to create the conditions and connections that will help sustainable seafood…
By Emily Darling
Protected areas are a hallmark strategy in marine conservation. Yet when they were first created, a growing lethal threat had not yet fully revealed itself. Warming, acidifying, and rising seas have devastated the world’s sensitive coral reefs, widely regarded as “ground zero” for climate change. El Niños and marine heat waves can bleach and destroy vast areas of healthy, biodiverse reefs even where they occur within “protected” parks. If the global impacts of climate change do not stop at park boundaries, what can scientists do? One strategy is to identify and protect climate refuges – habitats with more stable environments where species can survive warming temperatures.
This #GivingTuesday, explore the ways we give around the world and the stories we bring back, and help us keep up National Geographic’s legacy of protecting wildlife, wild landscapes, and human cultures around the world.
Do you ever wonder what it’s like to be a National Geographic Explorer? Here’s your chance to connect directly with someone who has ventured to unexplored areas, discovered previously unknown life forms, taken stunning photographs, and put it all to work to help protect some of the last wild places on Earth. From the Russian Arctic to…
Mark Spalding, senior marine scientist, The Nature Conservancy I’m at the World Parks Congress, a-once-a-decade global meeting of scientists, protected area managers and other experts to focus on the state and future of national parks and nature reserves. There’s so much to talk about here—new science and technologies to monitor parks, ways to engage local…