Field Reports

Music of West Papua

Listen to the incredible music of West Papua as we take you behind the scenes of our new IMAX film, Journey to the South Pacific.

Apex Predator

What it's like to join a shark tagging expedition, as told by a MacGillivray Freeman Explorers Fellow.…

Superpod of Dolphins off Dana Point, California

I'm sure you've heard of, and probably seen a pod of dolphins. This is a superpod. Enjoy.

Pushing the Limits with a Portable Dive Habitat

We love ingenuity in the name of exploration and knowledge. This is a great example.

Discovering the Billings Shipwreck

72 years after she was sunk by her owner, Patrick Smith and crew explore the wreckage of the Billings.

Sam’s Tonga Journal, Part 3

The latest update from our intrepid AC on location in Tonga.

Remnants of Japan’s Tsunami Attract an Archaeological Interest

Coming across Japanese tsunami debris has an unexpected effect: personalizing a tragedy.

The Shark Tale Files: The Old One

I had felt the shark, before I had been spun. I knew it was there. I had experienced something very rare.…

My Journey to America’s Inner Space Station: Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Asteroid

Ask 10 people if they’ve heard of an inner space station where aquanauts live 60ft underwater and they'll…

In Hot Water

Dr. Stephen Palumbi and team research the world's strongest coral. On Ofu, in the remote islands of American…

Field Report: A Deep See Experience

We were in Cocos Island National Park, 300 miles off Costa Rica’s west coast. And it was my first time…

Field Report: Going Deep on Cocos Island

360 nautical miles off the western shore of Costa Rica, a group of ocean operatives quietly prepare for…

Field Report: The Race to Document Biodiversity

The most extraordinary aspect of biodiversity to me is the way in which every living thing on earth,…

Field Report: A Choreographic Feeding Frenzy

Whenever I see a reef with an enormous abundance of large predators, I always wonder, where does the…

Field Report: High-Tech Tools, Primeval Wonders

Our drop-point was an undersea pinnacle known as Mount Everest. Howard and I would cling to the...

Field Report: A Parade of Sharks, Dazzling Yet Diminished

Cocos Island is perhaps best known for an abundance of large marine animals, sharks in particular. Most…

Field Report: A Visual Feast in the Undersea Twilight Zone

My colleagues and I have spent the past two decades traveling the tropical Pacific Ocean to document…

Field Report: Polar Bears Are The New Canaries

In November, One World One Ocean traveled to Churchill, Canada—the “polar bear capital of the world”—to…

Join OWOO on a Journey to Cocos Island…

This week, the OWOO crew hopped a flight to Costa Rica where will will be reporting live from Cocos Island,…

Field Report: The Inside Scoop on the Inside Passage

We're sitting in a cove off Chatham Strait, a tributary of Alaska's inside passage, surrounded by steep…

Field Report: Portrait of a Polar Bear Family

From July 19 to August 9, 2010, our team traveled the seas around the Arctic archipelago of Svalbard,…

Field Report: Diving With The World’s Largest Cuttlefish

With wind waves crashing against the rocks, the water surged and heaved, making it impossible to hold…

Field Report: In the Company of Dragons

Michele and I swim through murky water toward tiny explosions of light firing from a flashing strobe.

Field Report: The Most Beautiful Sea Lions In the World

I have traveled to South Australia seven times during the last forty years and on only two of those occasions…

Field Report: Dancing with Australia’s Great Whites

Our shark cage stops at 60 feet, holding four of us and our cameras. We are here to see great white sharks.

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