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National Geographic Explorer, Enric Sala will spend the next month exploring the Desventuradas Islands off the coast of Chile. He will lead the Pristine Seas Project, which aims to find, survey and help protect the last wild places in the ocean.
Sala, a marine ecologist, is dedicated to finding ways to reduce human impacts on sea life. Between February 8th and March 7th, he will look for ways to preserve one of the last pristine environments left in South America.
During the trip, the team will use a submarine that has 360-degree vision and spherical glass drop cameras to film depth up to 4,000 meters (2.5 miles)!
Did you know that scientists know more about the surface of Mars than about the deepest points of the Earth?
James Cameron, filmmaker and National Geographic Explorer and his DEEPSEA CHALLENGE team are embarking on a voyage to advance the world’s understanding of our ocean’s
vast range of biological and geological phenomena. The historic
expedition to the Mariana Trench’s lowest point, Challenger Deep, which
lies 6.83 miles (10.99 kilometers) below the ocean surface.That is deeper than Mt. Everest is tall. This journey is the first
extensive scientific exploration in a manned submersible of the deepest
spot on Earth. James Cameron will pilot the DEEPSEA CHALLENGER vessel, which is
outfitted for scientific exploration and analysis. He will
conduct tests, collect samples, and document the experience in the
high-resolution 3-D for which he’s known globally.
Photograph courtesy Brook Rushton, DEEPSEA CHALLENGE
On February 5, we asked for your help naming our upcoming Explorers’ area on National Geographic Kids. You sent in some great ideas, and now you can help narrow down the names! Visit http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/contests/Explorers-name-voting and vote for your favorite name in the poll.
Illustration by Chris Rooney
National Geographic Kids is about to launch a new online feature to showcase our amazing group of National Geographic Explorers! You can get a sneak peek in the illustration above. We want your creative ideas on what to name our upcoming explorers area. Our explorers not only dive into the depths of the ocean to do research, they also preserve languages, study wildlife, explore world cultures, and pore over scientific data to understand our planet and nature.
Please send us your ideas! You can either post your ideas as a comment, or email us. Thanks!
Illustration by Chris Rooney
On June 10 and 11, National Geographic Explorers will be at National Geographic headquarters talking about their fieldwork as part of an annual symposium. Meet some of the people who talked about their projects today!
Photograph by Jake Norton
Four mountain climbers who have climbed Mount Everest are now taking a shot at reaching the summit again. Peter Whittaker, Ed Viesturs, Dave Hahn, and Melissa Arnot began their expedition to the top of the world’s tallest mountain on March 30. Some of the climbers are going for records on their way to the summit! Dave Hahn is going for his incredible 11th Everest ascent, and Melissa Arnot is attempting to be the first American woman to reach the summit without extra oxygen.
Read more about the expedition and check out daily dispatches on National Geographic Adventure.
Quiz Your Noodle and find out how much you REALLY know about Mount Everest.
Photograph by Enric Sala
NG Fellow Enric Sala and a team of scientists are starting out on a six-week expedition to study undisturbed reef systems in the Southern Line Islands. This research will create a model of what healthy coral reefs and other healthy marine ecosystems should be like. Damaged coral reefs can be compared with the model, and scientists will be able to better understand what steps are needed to help the reefs recover.
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