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Citizen Science Success As Sailors Report Unusual Seabirds

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Word is getting out among sailors worldwide to help report back on the birds they see at sea — and they are spotting some unusual birds, from the Caribbean to the Indian Ocean to the …

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Finally, Tuvalu : moments to treasure

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Three years since we launched the Blue Planet Odyssey, and more personally, thirty seven years since I was last here: the path across the ocean to Tuvalu has been a long one for …

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Skype Linking Schools Across the World

With the students from St Joseph Elementary School

It is encouraging to us to see young people learn about the oceans, science, and one another by participating in the Educational Program of the Blue Planet Odyssey.

The crew of Joyful, Anne, …

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Tahiti Trash: Recycling Waste

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The Blue Planet Odyssey sailors visited the Fenua Ma recycling plant in Tahiti, part of environmental organisation Fenua Ma, the Société Environnement Polynésien, which aims to maximise recycling throughout French Polynesia as well …

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An Extra-Ordinary Act? Deployment in the Pacific: Drifter Buoys & Argo floats

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Thousands of miles from land, in the Pacific Ocean, a simple act has taken place. It might not rock the world, but it deserves to be recognised for being quite extra-ordinary.

Our sailors have deployed …

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The challenges facing the Galapagos: perspectives from our sailors

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The Galapagos Islands are a wonderful place to visit, but inevitably increasing numbers of tourists, and a growing resident population, are placing the delicate ecosystem under new pressures. As part of our series …

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What our sailors found out about the Galapagos: in their own words

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We continue our reports from the Galapagos Islands with some more highlights from our sailors’ blogs. Dena Singh, Libby

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The Galapagos are a phenomenal place where the Humboldt and …

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VIDEO: First Pacific Ocean drifter buoy deployments for Blue Planet Odyssey

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The first Blue Planet Odyssey drifter buoys have now been deployed in the Pacific Ocean on behalf of JCOMMOPS, NOAA and UNESCO-IOC. Yachts Lovesail and Maggie deployed the drifter buoys en route to the Galapagos …

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Introducing... Argo floats

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Sailing yacht Libby, crewed by Terry and Dena Singh, and taking part in the Blue Planet Odyssey, took onboard eight Argo floats in San Diego for deployment in the Pacific …

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Our School Network: Following us around the world

Students attending the Good Shepherd Academy

Anne and Jeff Posner of Joyful, taking part in the Blue Planet Odyssey, have made links with schools in their home towns like the rest of the fleet. Students and teachers …

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First drifter buoy deployment in the Pacific

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The British yacht Lovesail, sailing in the Pacific Odyssey, has achieved two firsts today: the first boat to deploy a drifter buoy as part of the Pacific …

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VIDEO: DOUDOU school visit

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While in Martinique the Atlantic Odyssey fleet invited the pre-school children from the Ecole Maternelle du Bourg onboard to see their boats and share the stories of their passages and life aboard.

Here is a …

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VIDEO: the Atlantic crossing of DOUDOU

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This film created by Luc and Yveline Formagne on DOUDOU will give you a true picture of what it is like to cross the Atlantic on a small sailing boat.

From rough and rainy …

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Community Spirit in the San Blas

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When the Blue Planet Odyssey was launched in 2012, the idea was to carry out local projects at some of the stops along the route in order for sailors to contribute their time and skills …

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Taking on Drifter Buoys For the Pacific Ocean

The Odyssey sailors and Shaun Nolk from NOAA in Key West

Before the Blue Planet Odyssey start on 10 January, ten drifter buoys were loaded onto yachts in Key West, Florida, as part of the Odyssey science program, ready for deployment in the Pacific Ocean.

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Blue Planet Odyssey boats get school visit in Jamaica

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Today we met with various ages of school children from 3rd to 9th grade. The Montego Bay Yacht Club brought in a representative from the Montego Bay Marine Park Trust to educate the …

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VIDEO: Round Hill Elementary School Blue Planet Odyssey

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Round Hill Elementary School, in Loudoun County, VA (USA) is partnering with Jeff and Anne Posner of the Blue Planet Odyssey, Sail the Odyssey adventure. Students and staff will follow the Posners …

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VIDEO: Atlantic Odyssey drifter buoy deployment 2014

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Yachts Alytes, Mandarina and Om all deployed scientific drifter buoys crossing the Atlantic.

Atlantic Odyssey drifter buoys 2014 from Sail the Odyssey on Vimeo.

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Last days of the Atlantic Crossing

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The sun is shining almost everyday now, and we are becoming increasingly dependant on the small snatches of shade from the sails and mast.

Sunrise at sea

Dad and Christian continue to …

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Northwest Passage Bird Sightings - Final Tally

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As part of the Sail the Odyssey science program, during our 2014 summer voyage to Greenland and the Canadian High Arctic with the Blue Planet Odyssey, we tried to photograph …

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First Drifter Buoy of 2014 Atlantic Odyssey Deployed

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German catamaran Alytes has deployed the first drifter buoy of the 2014 Atlantic Odyssey. The buoy was deployed at 17.10h UTC on Saturday 29th November, at the position

18°22.481’N 41°51.719’W.

Alytes at …

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Life at sea! ONBOARD OM

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Tosca, Indra, Anita and Connor onboard Om with the drifter buoy they will be deploying in the Atlantic Odyssey

Already 9 days at sea! So far, it has gone much more quickly then …

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Linking Boats at sea to Science in the Classroom

Students at Liberty Elementary School in Liberty, PA who are following No Regrets on the Blue Planet Odyssey adventure.

Tim Liveright on No Regrets is one of the Blue Planet Odyssey Ambassadors who has set up links with his local schools in Pennsylvania so they can follow the Blue Planet Odyssey around the …

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Musk ox of the North

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The Australian yacht ‘Drina’ first informed us of these shaggy ungulates via a boat email telling us to keep our eyes peeled for Musk ox and walrus on the rocks and tundra of Cuming …

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Roundup and Farewell

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We’ve been stuck in ice, walking among ivory animal bones, talking with Canadian Inuit, and lots more over this 2014 summer.

We’ve seen Dundas Harbour and the great Polar bear (Ursus maritimus), Cuming inlet …

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