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Arctic Row team on the edge

The challenge of doing something no one on the planet has ever done can only be understood from the eyes of the one involved. We have never funded any project where we felt danger was involved in the objective. These guys are experienced risk takers. Just hope they get some good weather, luck and make […]

Pilbara Destruction or Beauty

Sometimes it is hard to tell where beauty ends and destruction begins.  At least from the air, everything has a view where it all looks beautiful. The flight from Exmouth, WA to Broome in May was both spectacular in the natural beauty of the Pilbara coastline and the powerful images of the iron ore industry […]

Down the Colorado update

We have not heard much from the four intrepid river explorers kayaking down the Colorado this summer but a few blog posts and pictures have emerged. We talked to them when they pulled out in Glenwood Springs for a few days to resupply and blog.  And we know that they are back on the river.  You […]

Arctic Row Expedition begins

  The Arctic Row Expedition has begun.   Follow them on their Facebook page. Here is a recent post from their blog: Arctic Row 2012 is under way! At 1:39 PM (MDT) the Arctic Row team rowed out into the waters of the Mackenzie River from the Town Boat Launch in Inuvik NWT, with Paul […]

Broome Aerials

We always find getting up into the air above a place provides perspective.  And in the case of Broome, WA, one can see the Kimberley for what it is – a vast flat savannah that borders an incredibly rich and diverse marine ecosystem.  We spent days on the water in small boats looking for the […]

Citizen Science: Next Steps

We are back in the US now after 3 weeks traveling throughout Western Australia. Traveling from Perth up to Cygnet Bay, we discovered an incredible ecosystem unlike anything we had seen before. And what made it incredible was not the mantas, turtles, whale sharks or pigmy spinner dolphin: it was the people we met and […]

Spinner dolphin off James Price Point

[iframe src=”” width=”960px” height=”650″] We were recently on the water with Simon Allen from the Murdoch University Cetacean Research Unit looking for some very small or pigmy spinner dolphins off James Price Point north of Broome, in the Kimberley region of Western Australia. There were bottlenose dolphin in close to shore and the spinners were […]

Roadtrain into Broome

We have been busy in Broome the last few days. Boating on the water looking for pigmy spinner dolphin, attending community meetings for families and NO GAS, watching a movie in the croc farm, learning as much as we can about this community and its workings.  The people in Broome have been warm and open […]

The Kimberley explored…barely

We have been documenting the coastline and the marine species and meeting with key stakeholders in the Kimberley for the last week. So far we have explored Broome up to Cape Leveque.  And with the Kimberley region being the same size as California, that means we made it from San Diego to Orange County… long […]

Cygnet Bay and Citizen Science

We arrived yesterday afternoon here in Cygnet Bay and made it to the famous Cape Leveque for the sunset. Located at the top of the Dampier Pennisula, this is really the beginning of rugged coastal Kimberley.  The Kimberley coastline covers over 14,000 kilometers as you head NorthEast toward Darwin and the region is only accessible […]

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