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“The leg to Rapa Nui presents a unique learning opportunity for the young navigators to test their wayfinding abilities and refine the skills needed to navigate aboard Hokulea,” said Pwo navigator and captain Nainoa Thompson. “Even if you’re extraordinarily precise, you could still miss it. And so it is one of the ultimate navigational challenges of all time.”
Happy Big Cat Week! In the spirit of celebration, Explorers-in-Residence Dereck and Beverly Joubert just paid a special visit to students at P.S. 205 the Fiorello Laguardia School, a National Geographic Big Cats Initiative Sister School in the Bronx.
Domestic cats outnumber big cats more than 600 to 1. Can our love of kitties be the key to saving the kings?
A new ichthyosaur species is described from the Cretaceous on Spitsbergen, and tell us about hip evolution in these fast-swimming marine reptiles.
Growing up seeing an already depleted ocean as normal, today’s Filipino fishers often lack the awareness of how rich their waters were just a generation ago. This project is helping bring those memories to light.
One of my camera locations recently produced a nice surprise: 68 selfies from a family of Florida black bears playing and scratching on a log.
The Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic (LEX-NG) Fund aims to protect the last wild places in the ocean while facilitating conservation, research, education, and community development programs in the places we explore. This blog entry spotlights some of the exciting work our grantees are doing with support from the LEX-NG Fund. It often takes a hero to…
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 …
The ocean is powerful, but not invincible. It is rich, but not inexhaustible.
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.
“The panther is going to have to help us save Florida.”—Cary Lightsey, whose family has been ranching in Florida since the 1850s
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.
Will we be fortunate enough to find another undisturbed burial where we can see exactly how a person was laid to rest?