Since 2009, National Geographic’s Pristine Seas project has been working to help protect some of the wildest places in the ocean. From the freezing Arctic to remote islands in the pacific to wild African coastlines, the team has conducted expeditions to 12 of the most remote, untouched places on the planet resulting in the protection of over 2.2 million square kilometers of the ocean. And they’re just getting started.
Just last week, Pristine Seas launched its first expedition of 2015 to the outer islands of the Seychelles. The team has already encountered inquisitive giant groupers, territorial tortoises and some of the healthiest coral reefs seen in the Indian Ocean today.
Connect directly with explorer and Pristine Seas expedition leader Paul Rose who is currently on expedition in the remote islands of the Seychelles. Paul has ventured to many remote areas of the world, and is leading teams of top scientists and filmmakers working to help protect some of the last wild places in the ocean.
Join Paul for a live Twitter chat on Thursday, March 19th at 10 a.m. ET by following him at @Paul_Rose and tweeting your ocean conservation questions using #NatGeoLive. He’ll be answering your questions live from the research vessel in Seychelles. We especially encourage you to ask questions you may have about other Pristine Seas projects around the world!
This expedition is led by National Geographic in collaboration with the Seychelles Island Foundation (SIF), the Island Conservation Society (ICS), the Islands Development Company (IDC) and the Waitt Foundation.
Thanks to Pristine Seas sponsors Blancpain and Davidoff Cool Water.