MarineBio conducts and joins expeditions to worldwide centers of marine biodiversity for the purpose of collecting data, photographs and video concerning the conditions of marine ecosystems and the associated marine life. We also often contact local conservation groups, talk with locals about marine life and how things have been changing. MarineBio also uses expeditions to assist with the planning that has begun to open a network of various marine conservation labs in various hotspots to help monitor and conduct research concerning marine conservation science.
What we're finding, like so many others, is that even in the best places to see marine wildlife, the ocean's ecosystems and marine life are at risk and are declining throughout the world. We also hope that by showing what does remain at these top destinations that more people will visit them as well and see for themselves what's at stake if we continue to abuse the ocean as we have been doing for so long.
We're hoping to join Andy in the near furture on at least one of his top-notch expeditions to shoot video and photos for MarineBio... check them out and contact us (firstname.lastname@example.org or +1 (713) 248-2576) if you're interested or would like to find out more. We can't wait!
Deep submersible diving in twin Mir submersibles, twin Deep Rovers and a Nuytco Dual Deep Worker on Expeditions to the Titanic (at 12,500 ft), the Bismarck (at 15,000 ft), "Black Smokers: Primal Oases of the Deep" (hydrothermal vents) - Rainbow Ventfield (Mid-Atlantic Ridge at 7,500 ft), and the ultimate 35-day expedition of 15 dives on the 20,000 Leagues Expedition crossing the Atlantic underwater from Europe to the US.... Check out Deep Ocean Expeditions for more information.
If you're a MarineBio Conservation Society member and would like to join us on an expedition, contact David Campbell (MarineBio Expeditions Leader) at email@example.com or +1 (713) 248-2576.
The following are expedition destinations we need to visit as soon as possible. If you would like to help arrange an expedition to any of the following, let us know
The following is recommended for all MarineBio team members on expeditions:
If you're interested in joining one of our upcoming expeditions, send us an email and let us know.
Lembeh Strait/Bunaken Marine Park, Sulawesi, Indonesia. 33 dives (~32 hours underwater) at 30 dive locations (23.5 m average max depth, water temp. 25-29°C). ~6 hrs video (video housing flooded on first dive on Bunaken due to faulty o-ring on wide angle lens) + ~2,000 photos.... Visit the photo gallery or the video gallery.
Honduras Expedition (August 27-September 10, 2005 - see gallery)
Florida Expedition (February 9-21, 2005 - see gallery)
Bonaire Expedition (August 6-22, 2004 - see gallery)
Galapagos Expedition (November 8-17, 2002 - see video gallery)
Nine days on liveaboard M/Y Reina Silvia, 8 hours underwater video of octopus, fishes, sharks, dolphins, sea lions, marine iguanas, boobies, etc.
Red Sea Expedition (July 4-20, 2002 - see video gallery)
One week on liveaboard M/V Coral Princess off southern Egypt, St. John's Reef/Brother's Islands, etc. 18 hours of underwater video of reefs, corals, reef fishes, sea turtles, sharks, etc. One week shorediving along Dahab coast (Sinai). 7 hours uw video of reefs, corals, reefs, reef fishes, sea turtles, octopuses, etc.
"Georgia Aquarium has decided not to appeal the decision handed down by Judge Totenberg. We firmly disagree with the Judge's decision, but the extended appeal process would add to an already lengthy series of legal proceedings, which would not be in the best interest of the animals in Russia."
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Fishing nations at the annual meeting of the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) have once again failed to adopt scientific advice and best practices to safeguard several species of oceanic sharks.