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BREAKING NEWS: Enric Stranded on Starbuck

Enric Sala has been marooned on Starbuck Island with wildlife ecologist and conservationist Mike Fay since Wednesday morning, according to the latest email from the Hanse Explorer. Both are safe, well, and in regular communication with the vessel. A violent surf has prevented the team from retrieving Enric, who hadn’t planned on spending more than...

Enric Sala has been marooned on Starbuck Island with wildlife ecologist and conservationist Mike Fay since Wednesday morning, according to the latest email from the Hanse Explorer. Both are safe, well, and in regular communication with the vessel. A violent surf has prevented the team from retrieving Enric, who hadn’t planned on spending more than a few hours on the island.

This news comes after more than 48 hours with no blog updates from Enric or his fellow team members, a surprising break in the steady flow of email, photographs, and video from the expedition.

More as we receive it…

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