Ship’s Blog

  • Mixing Art and Science

    That’s it, right there, the first time I saw the ocean- only 14 years old… We recently had a chance to sit down to eat, talk and learn with a man that has been an inspiration to many of us in ocean conservation- and a […]

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  • Reflections of a three time crosser

    Stephen Amato served as crew for almost nine months on Sea Dragon. A bit like the young man in Jack London’s Sea Wolf, he went to sea and came home a changed man. Have a look at this video…

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  • Different thinking

    This week we had several great examples of the value…perhaps even necessity of different thinking. We don’t just mean different ideas, but a completely different set of skills, and perspective.. and different approach to the same problem. First Portia and I were fortunate enough to […]

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  • Tuesday, 20 April 2010 Taking action – spreading the word

    On Sunday my wife and New Forest runner will run London marathon to promote Banning the Bag – plastic consumable bags in Lymington. Plastics collected North Atlantic 2010 – photo Maarten Vanden Eynde The project came about from my work earlier this year when I […]

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  • Monday, 19 April 2010 Why Town to Town, why not national?

    Through the course of my research I have discovered that many countries around the world including France, Italy, Ireland, Finland, Denmark, South Africa, China, Taiwan, Bangladesh, Rwanda, Somalia, Germany, Belgium, Bhutan, India, Sweden, Malta and Japan, plus many more have banned free plastic bags, some […]

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  • Monday, 19 April 2010 Roving blog – ever present reminder

    Helping a friend launch his boat today I found myself afloat once again surrounded by plastic evidence. A plastic bottle pieces of tape and plastic particulate. Remembering that unless someone does something that bottle could be there for up to an estimated 1,000 years I […]

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  • Monday the 19th April 2010 First step towards Banning the Bag Converting words into action.

    Today is the day that I start in earnest to Ban the Bag in my own home town of Lymington, from here other awareness projects and campaigns will sprout. In Lymington we are very much in touch with nature, with the sea, marshes and beaches […]

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  • Planning- always Planning

    We know the glamorous, intense, emotional parts of expedition work. We are at sea, heading out over the horizon with a big rolling swell and steady breeze off the port quarter. Science team is working hard, hauling in nets, readying dive gear, small boats over […]

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  • The Reality of Exploration and King Tut

    The part we remember about exploration stories is the sudden glory of discovery- typically beyond what the determined travelers even imagined. Howard Carter finding the tomb of Tutankhamun in 1922 is a great example. Today the Sea Dragon crew filed a brief note on the […]

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  • Dale on the Equator

    See no Evil, Hear no Evil, Speak no Evil. Elton, Tommy, Stephen. Three scared little monkeys sitting in their swimming shorts waiting to be redeemed of their sins. Capt. Bushy reads the deed; Neptune appears; the sins are revealed (what happens on the boat stays […]

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