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We have spent the last three days working out of Exmouth exploring the Ningaloo Marine Park. We did a helicopter survey of the North Cape Peninsula, a snorkel trip along the Ningaloo Reef out of Coral Bay and a dolphin spotting boat trip through the Murat, Bundegi and Lighthouse Sanctuary Zones. We have seen whales […]
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The Kimberley is Australia’s wild side. Closer to Jakarta, Indonesia than to Sydney, the region is about the same size as either Japan or California. “The Kimberley WA is one of the world’s last great wilderness areas. Covering an expanse of nearly 423,000 square kilometres and with an estimated population of just 40,000 it has […]
We traveled from Exmouth to Broome two days ago and stopped in Port Hedland to refuel and take a quick tour of the town and port. The Traditional Owners called the area “place of good water” but today it is more the place of good iron ore, with over 70 million tons shipped out […]
Below are some photos from Exmouth, Western Australia, home of the world-renowned Ningaloo Reef. We have a busy 4 days in Exmouth, WA working with several research groups on whales sharks, manta rays and humpback whales. Today is an aerial survey day of the Reef, tomorrow is a diving trip to understand the issues affecting […]
We arrived in Perth yesterday evening after flying halfway around the world from LAX. After 30 hours of flying and layovers, we were excited to be here but crashed hard in the hotel. We awoke on Thursday (we left Monday but lost May 22nd due to the International Date Line), coffee’d up and hit the […]
We are heading to the Kimberley next week with our partners from Duke and Murdoch University. Both Dave and Lars have forwarded us recent stories of the civil protests over the industrialization of the Kimberley around wealth extraction from the massive offshore gas reserves in the Timor Sea. There is a proposed $40B LNG […]
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We produced this short film for our partners The Sonoran Institute and Pro Natura Noreste on their restoration work in the Delta in Mexico. They have been working there for over 10 years and the film is a tribute to their perseverance and hard work.