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Sylvia Earle: Exploring and protecting the ocean for seven decades

Jahawi Bertolli: Telling the story of the ocean

Salome Buglass: Protecting underwater mountain systems

Brian Skerry: Revealing the 'Secrets of the Whales'

Tara Roberts: Diving with a purpose

David Gruber: Researching with respect and a gentler touch

Shane Gero: Understanding the societies of animals

Enric Sala: Protecting the last wild places in the ocean

Asha de Vos: From childhood dreaming to pioneering explorer

Sylvia Earle: Exploring and protecting the ocean for seven decades

Jahawi Bertolli: Telling the story of the ocean

Salome Buglass: Protecting underwater mountain systems

Brian Skerry: Revealing the 'Secrets of the Whales'

Tara Roberts: Diving with a purpose

David Gruber: Researching with respect and a gentler touch

Shane Gero: Understanding the societies of animals

Enric Sala: Protecting the last wild places in the ocean

Asha de Vos: From childhood dreaming to pioneering explorer

Sylvia Earle: Exploring and protecting the ocean for seven decades

Jahawi Bertolli: Telling the story of the ocean

Salome Buglass: Protecting underwater mountain systems

Brian Skerry: Revealing the 'Secrets of the Whales'

Tara Roberts: Diving with a purpose

David Gruber: Researching with respect and a gentler touch

Shane Gero: Understanding the societies of animals

Enric Sala: Protecting the last wild places in the ocean

Asha de Vos: From childhood dreaming to pioneering explorer

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National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Enric Sala and a team of determined scientists and filmmakers are working to inspire the creation of protected areas where marine life can thrive—while ensuring effective management for years to come.
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Ocean Exploration
Why Earth has lost and gained many oceans over time
Why Earth has lost and gained many oceans over time
Groundbreaking effort launched to decode whale language
Groundbreaking effort launched to decode whale language
How coral reefs might survive climate change
How coral reefs might survive climate change
He found the Titanic, but for Robert Ballard the search never ends
He found the Titanic, but for Robert Ballard the search never ends
New Atlantic marine sanctuary will be one of world's largest
New Atlantic marine sanctuary will be one of world's largest
Inside the ambitious push to protect a third of the world’s ocean
Inside the ambitious push to protect a third of the world’s ocean
Oceanic shark and ray populations have collapsed by 70 percent over 50 years
Oceanic shark and ray populations have collapsed by 70 percent over 50 years
What record-setting oceanographer Sylvia Earle can teach us about resilience
What record-setting oceanographer Sylvia Earle can teach us about resilience
How Argentina is saving one of Earth’s most remote places
How Argentina is saving one of Earth’s most remote places

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