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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.”
Domestic cats outnumber big cats more than 600 to 1. Can our love of kitties be the key to saving the kings?
This TED talk was developed while I was in residence at TED headquarters in New York City. The transcript is below. _______________ When I was five, my parents took me from Brooklyn, NY to Key West, Florida. They taught me to swim, and showed me my first a coral reef. I feel completely in love…
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.
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.
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?
Honeybee hives in East Africa seem more resilient than their American and European counterparts, even when faced with similar pathogens. The buzzing question is, Why?
It’s been four decades since evidence of a female Florida panther was found north of the species’ known breeding range. What does the discovery mean?