Tag: dive

Finding Inspiration in a Changing World

Written by | October 4th, 2012

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Marine scientist Ali Green saw swirling barracuda, spawning unicornfish and a rare sight—a healthy coral reef—while diving at a remote seamount off the coast of Papua New Guinea. Watch video from her dive.

Expedition to Palmyra Atoll: Farewell…and What’s Next?

Written by | March 13th, 2009

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(Editor’s note: Alison Green, senior marine biologist at The Nature Conservancy, has just finished two weeks diving and exploring Palmyra Atoll as part of the first marine assessment of the atoll. Read all her posts from Palmyra on Cool Green Science…and learn more about the expedition.) Our excellent adventure at Palmyra Atoll is now over, […]

Expedition to Palmyra Atoll, Day 9: Shark!

Written by | March 9th, 2009

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(Editor’s note: Alison Green, senior marine biologist at The Nature Conservancy, is spending the next two weeks diving and exploring Palmyra Atoll as part of the first marine assessment of the atoll. Follow her posts from Palmyra on Cool Green Science…and learn more about the expedition.) Shark: Just the word seems to strike fear in […]

Expedition to Palmyra Atoll: Manta Ray Alley

Written by | February 26th, 2009

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(Editor’s Note: Alison Green, senior marine biologist at The Nature Conservancy, is spending the next two weeks diving and exploring Palmyra Atoll as part of the first marine assessment of the atoll. Follow her posts from Palmyra on Cool Green Science…and learn more about the expedition.) Have you ever seen a giant manta ray (Manta […]

Expedition to Palmyra Atoll: Day 1

Written by | February 25th, 2009

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I’ve wanted to go to Palmyra Atoll ever since I first heard about it many years ago. Palmyra is a remote atoll in the Central Pacific, and a Conservancy preserve. Recently, Palmyra and Kingman Reef were linked as part of the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument, encompassing a staggering 195,000 square miles of ocean. […]

Where’s the Best Place You’ve Ever Dived?

Written by | January 10th, 2009

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As a marine biologist, I’m extremely fortunate that I get to visit some of the world’s most spectacular coral reefs. Many people have asked me: “Where is the best place you’ve ever dived?” Wow, now that’s a tough question. For sheer biodiversity, it’s the Coral Triangle, where the range of life forms, in all shapes […]

Rose Atoll: A National Monument Close to My Heart

Written by | January 7th, 2009

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I woke up this morning to some exciting news – President Bush has designated Rose Atoll as a U.S. National Monument. Rose Atoll is a place that is very close to my heart. In the mid-1990s, I worked as a marine scientist for the American Samoan Government, and I was extremely fortunate to visit the atoll twice. Rose is […]

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