Alan Friedlander

Rapa Expedition: Fish Finding Their Footing

After days of foul weather, the clouds have parted and the Hanse Explorer has arrived at Rapa Iti, the site of the latest National Geographic Pristine Seas expedition. The science team has returned from their first dive to survey the ...

Mozambique Expedition: Sharks, Rays, and (Finally) a Weather Break

For the month of April 2014, National Geographic Pristine Seas expedition leader Paul Rose will lead a group of key scientists and filmmakers, together with National Geographic Emerging Explorer Andrea Marshall and the Marine Megafauna Foundation, to explore, survey, and record ...

Valentine’s Day at the Unfortunate Islands

National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Enric Sala is setting off on his first big expedition of the year: to explore the remote Desventuradas Islands, hundreds of miles off the coast of Chile. Today’s post comes from veteran team member Alan Friedlander. ...

Pitcairn Islands Expedition: Nearly 90 Species Found on One Dive

By Alan Friedlander, USGS & University of Hawaii For 30 years Alan Friedlander has been examining population regulation in marine fishes throughout the Hawaiian Archipelago, the Caribbean, and the wider Indo-Pacific region. After 4 days of 10-foot seas and 25-mph winds, we ...

Salas y Gómez Expedition: How to Tag a Shark

Colleagues and marine biologists Alan Friedlander and Jim Beets of the University of Hawaii have brought satellite tags to track the wanderings of Salas y Gómez’s Galapagos sharks. Before they can tag them, they have to catch them, ...