Sailing without the elder generation for the first time, the young Hokulea Crewheads for Rapa Nui (Easter Island) on their own, tackling "one of the ultimate navigational challenges of all time.”

Young Traditional Navigators Aim for One of the Most Isolated Islands on Earth
We are LIVE with Nat Geo Explorer Jess Cramp at the Economist World Ocean Summit in Bali, Indonesia. Hear about Jess' work with sharks in the Pacific and post your questions for her in the comments below! #OceanSummit #LetsExplore
"You should take care of the ocean as if your life depends on it, because it does," says Nat Geo Explorer-in-Residence Sylvia Earle.

The ocean can recover, and we all have a part to play. The ocean is everybody's business. #SaveOurOcean #SDG14 #OceanSummit
Nat Geo Explorer Asha de Vos is LIVE with from the Economist World Ocean Summit in Bali, Indonesia. #OceanSummit
Growing up seeing an already depleted ocean as normal, today’s Filipino fishers often lack the awareness of how rich their waters were just a generation ago.

National Geographic Society is proud to be a part of the World Ocean Summit, where National Geographic Explorers like Erina Pauline Molina are presenting on critical research and conservation efforts. #OceanSummit

Young Fishers Literally Don't Know What They're Missing
Keeping your mate extraordinarily close—as in permanently fused to your body—has its advantages.

Anglerfish, Taking Romantic Attachment to a Whole New Level
Thousands of feet below the surface of the ocean lives an animal with a lopsided lifestyle.

Meet a Squid With One Weird Eye
Globally, an estimated 20 percent of all fish are caught illegally, but Belize is testing new technologies to catch and deter lawbreakers and improve sustainability.

Watch How Drones Fight Pirate Fishing From the Sky
“I used to be really afraid of swimming because of sharks, but the first time I saw a shark in the water, all I wanted to do was see them more!”

Watch Shark Come Within Inches of Divers in 'Magical' Encounter
National Geographic Society is proud to be part of the 2017 World Ocean Summit, working to find sustainable solutions to the challenges facing our oceans. #OceanSummit

Nasty chemicals around in the world’s deepest ocean trenches
In a shallow underwater cave off the southern coast of France, a team of scientists and conservationists—including those from Nat Geo's Pristine Seas project—discovered a dazzlingly pristine population of Mediterranean red coral.

Underwater Cave Discovery Features Stunning Red Coral Garden
National Geographic Explorers-in-Residence Enric Sala photographed this lush kelp forest while on expedition with the Pristine Seas team in the Cape Horn region of South America. Pristine Seas is working with the Waitt Foundation and WCS Chile to study and film the marine ecosystems in the area's fjords and remote islands. #LetsExplore
A few members of the Pristine Seas expedition team take a few minutes to catch a wave in the extremely remote archipelago of Tristan da Cunha.

A Surfing World's-First in the South Atlantic
Nat Geo Engineer Alan Turchik spends his days designing and constructing equipment for the world's best photographers, filmmakers, and scientists to use on research expeditions all over the globe. His creations usually work, but not always as planned. #LetsExplore

Adrift in the Atlantic, Missing Gear Takes an Unexpected Journey
Nat Geo Explorer Brian Skerry had a once in a lifetime opportunity to photograph the President snorkeling near Midway Atoll, just days after he had expanded the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument surrounding the Hawaiian islands.

The Photographer Behind the Obama Snorkeling Photo
Underwater at Hermite Island, this spectacular nudibranch, Tritonia odhneri, approaches a soft coral colony of the Alcyonium genus to munch on the extended polyps.

Nat Geo's Pristine Seas team is currently on expedition in the Cape Horn region of South America, working with the Waitt Foundation and WCS Chile to study and film the marine ecosystems in its fjords and remote islands. #LetsExplore
Crazy warm winters haven't pushed Arctic ice beyond a “tipping point.” Every ton of CO2 we don't emit saves 32 square feet of it.

Arctic Ice Isn't Doomed Yet — Here's How to Save It
You can never see too many albatrosses! At the Diego Ramirez Islands, the Nat Geo Pristine Seas team encountered incredible nesting colonies of black-browed and gray-headed albatross. Little mud nests occupied by chicks marked the paths to the top of the islands. It's estimated that over 70,000 albatross pairs nest here annually!

Pristine Seas is currently on expedition in the Cape Horn...
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