One day, in an underwater master class I found myself face to face underwater with Rachel Butler, an Associate Producer for the BBC Natural History Unit. We were both submerged in a pool, testing underwater communication masks, laughing because we sounded a little like Darth Vader, but more importantly we were hatching a plan. It Read More
Tracking whale sharks in south-east Asia Guest Author: Chris Rohner – April 2015 Whale sharks are listed as vulnerable on the IUCN Red List; the main threat to the species is unregulated fisheries (historical and present). Recent re-assessment of the whale sharks’ status has highlighted that the biggest contemporary threat to the species is a Read More
Here's the first peak of what went on on #expeditionshark. Let's just say we found the whale sharks we were looking for! This great shot was taken by team member Andrei Voinigescu, and shows Simon J Pierce Photography taking the right ID of a juvenile #whaleshark which the team encountered on one of their dives.
It is clear to see why Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We've been amazed at the work of Friends of Tubbataha - the office and the rangers and everyone else involved. Without these incredible people there is no way these reefs would be as productive and pristine as they are and our team feel privileged to be working with these great people. The encounters we had with large marine vertebrates during expedition shows just how important this habitat is! ... See MoreSee Less
Just landed back in Puerto Princesa. Expedition Sharks has been a huge success. 13 whale sharks identified and 6 satellite tags deployed. More updates as soon as batteries are recharged and files downloaded. ... See MoreSee Less