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Tropical Storm Beryl Hampers Expedition

Tenders in the Storm (c) Kip F. Evans/Mission Blue

By Mavis McRae and Kip Evans
After being out of the water yesterday, we were anxious to dip our flippers back into the beautiful blue water, but the weather had other plans for us.  As we examined the ships radar and local weather reports, all we could see for miles were bands of thunderstorms – bright red blotches moving ominously towards our position. Tropical Storm Beryl, which made landfall in Northern Florida and is now moving up the East Coast was forming up over us.
By mid-morning, lightning lit up the dark cloudy sky above us, as claps of thunder shook the boat.  It wasn’t long before someone called out that a waterspout was forming and the team did what came naturally – grabbed our cameras and prepared to get wet. …

Posted in Ann Luskey, Bahamas, Bahamian Reefs Hope Spot, Dr. Sylvia Earle, Eleanor Phillips, Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park, Kip Evans, The Nature Conservancy |


Bahamas Expedition Sold Out!

David B. Fleetham

Due to your very positive responses, our expedition to the Bahamas (May 21 – 28) has sold out.  If you were not able to take advantage of this rare opportunity to share a week at sea with Dr. Earle, and would be interested in joining us for future expeditions, please contact:
Kip Evans
Director, Photography and Expeditions…

Posted in Bahamas, sylvia earle, The Nature Conservancy |

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Join Dr. Sylvia Earle on an extraordinary ocean adventure

(c) Kip Evans Photography

We invite you to join Dr. Sylvia Earle and Eleanor Phillips of The Nature Conservancy for a Mission Blue™ expedition aboard the M/Y Sirenuse to visit a critical Hope Spot, the Bahamas.Dr. Earle’s foundation, the Sylvia Earle Alliance (SEA) launched a global initiative, called Mission Blue in response to Sylvia’s 2009 TED Prize wish, where she urged people “to use all means at your disposal — films, expeditions, the web, new submarines — to create a campaign to ignite public support for a global network of marine protected areas; Hope Spots large enough to save and restore the blue heart of the planet.”An international coalition of partners dedicated to ocean conservation, research, exploration, policy, technology and communication have coalesced around Mission Blue.…

Posted in Bahamas, Dr. Sylvia Earle, The Nature Conservancy |


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