New Caledonia

New Caledonia Expedition: An Army of Giant Parrotfish

Today we dove at Astrolabe Reef, a remote coral atoll northeast of New Caledonia. So far it’s the best place we have explored. In our dives today we’ve seen everything one hopes to see: sharks, groupers, Napoleon wrasse, ...

New Caledonia Expedition: Turtle Lovin’

By Manu San Félix Today we had a difficult day of diving, navigating far away from our ship with dive boats in rough seas. In spite of the bad conditions we were able to complete three dives in beautiful ...

On the Hunt for Nut Cracking Crows

New Caledonian crows love the candle nut forests around Sarramea where they drop candle nuts from a height to crack them open for a meal.   We found a nut cracking site and Alex Taylor explained how it all works. ...

On the Hunt for Nut Cracking Crows

New Caledonian crows love the candle nut forests around Sarramea where they drop candle nuts from a height to crack them open for a meal.   We found a nut cracking site and Alex Taylor explained how it all works. ...

Life in the Field: Building Things in the Land of Crows

My plexiglass pieces survived the 22 hour trip from Santa Barbara, California to New Caledonia and I appear to have skipped the jet lag! Alright, I’m in New Caledonia so I can start testing crows right? Wrong! First I have ...

Life in the Field: Building Things in the Land of Crows

My plexiglass pieces survived the 22 hour trip from Santa Barbara, California to New Caledonia and I appear to have skipped the jet lag! Alright, I’m in New Caledonia so I can start testing crows right? Wrong! First I have ...