Person: Ricardo Visaira Coronel

Ricardo is a professional fisherman with a degree from the Escuela Superior Politécnica del Litoral and a degree in Port Administration and Development from the Universidad del Pacifico. He has been working at the Galápagos National Park Directorate since 2003 and has served as Chief of Control and Surveillance for the Galápagos Marine Reserve (GMR) … Continued

Person: Stuart Banks

Stuart Banks is an oceanographer and marine ecologist by training from the National Oceanographic Centre, UK who has spent most of his career working in marine science for conservation and MPA development. Over twenty years ago, he began work at CDF with a NASA funded oceanography project based in Galapagos and since that point was … Continued

Log Post: Venturing to the Western Galápagos Spreading Center

Traducción al español a continuación Deep-sea hot springs, also known as hydrothermal vents, were discovered in 1977 along the Eastern Galápagos Spreading Center (EGSC), about 250 miles from the Galápagos Islands. Since then, these hydrothermal areas, as well as those elsewhere around the world, have been visited periodically by researchers eager to study the biology, … Continued

Log Post: Vertical Distribution | Dynamics of Sinking Microplastics

Many people think scientific expeditions always look for something exotic or mysterious. Microplastics are not rare, and are a side effect of our daily lives on earth. We know humans’ actions have impacted the world. It is important we now find out exactly how. Get a behind-the-scenes look at how the #MicroplasticDynamics team, led by … Continued

Log Post: Spirits of Science with Pei-Wen Jin and Shan Hua | Artists-at-Sea

The fashion industry is one of the major sources of microplastic in the Oceans, notably with by-products that come from materials such as polyester. Pei-Wen Jin and Shan Hua are Artist-at-Sea participants during the #MicroplasticDynamics expedition, working alongside researchers on R/V Falkor (too) as part of Ocean Rising. This initiative launched by the Schmidt Ocean … Continued