Ship’s Blog

  • Snagging nets

    Sea Dragon team reported in today with wind speeds up to 30kts in short squall gusts. Boat moving at 9 kts straight and smooth ENE toward the Brazilian Islands of Trindad and Vaz. These two volcanic outposts sit like rock sentinels 800+ miles out in […]

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  • Going To Sea: A Plastic Tale Full Circle.

    The taxi driver asked if I wanted to smoke. ‘No’ I said, watching the dawn rise as we drove downtown. He unwrapped a new packet of cigarettes– perhaps he was really asking if I minded him smoking. Driving through a shanty area across a heavily […]

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  • Nets in the water

    Just got word in from the team that the “nets are in”. Once outside the 200nm Brazilian Exclusive Economic Zone, Sea Dragon is in international waters and is beginning the research. Marcus is carrying two trawls this trip. The first is the standard “Manta Trawl” […]

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  • Mission away

    As you can see on the SPOT Tracker satellite fix ( “Live Map” ) Sea Dragon and her team pushed off from Rio on schedule and – with a HUGE feeling of relief, headed out to sea. Departures invariably bring a major rush of activity, […]

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  • Team Ascension: The Profiles

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  • Today

    Today we are go. Everything dozens of people work and believe in is now converged on Rio and Sea Dragon is about Today. Months of planning, decisions, sacrifice, investment and personal challenge now become a tangible reality. When we go to sea, or on any […]

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  • T-1 The Age We Live In

    Today is one of the toughest days of any expedition – just before we go. We are at maximum preparation intensity. The full team is there…physically at least. They are setting down, making home in a common space, orientating, figuring things out, thinking through all […]

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  • T-7…Here We Go Again

    I don’t know if this is how it was for Magellan, Columbus, Lewis and Clark, Shackelton, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin…or even Indiana Jones…but I have seen this movie before. What we remember about really exceptional expeditions is, well…, the “exceptional part”. Great team, discovery […]

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  • Where next?

    When we think about the future, particularly in environmental work, we so often feel the “walls” closing in on us- limiting our choices and presenting ever darker scenarios that are increasingly hard to get excited about. While it absolutely true that we face monumental challenges […]

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  • Sea Dragon Getting Ready To Rumble.

    It’s been a crazy year for us, lot’s of press, lots of great partnerships forming.  As many of you know by now, Pangaea is partnered with 5 Gyres on a whole host of expeditions.  At the end of August, Sea Dragon’s schedule gets frantic.  We’ll […]

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