Happy World Oceans Day from EOL!
Celebrate oceans today by getting to know EOL collaborators around the world working on diverse marine research projects -
Students from the Marine Biodiversity and Conservation SEA semester program will be sharing data collected during their voyage with EOL via several of our marine content partners. Follow their progress via blog posts from the high seas.
We also look forward to welcoming the Plankton Chronicles video and photo gallery as a content partner, courtesy of the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique and EOL Rubenstein Fellow Christian Sardet. The Plankton Chronicles project reveals the beauty and diversity of planktonic organisms. It is done in the context of the Tara Ocean expedition and the Villefranche sur Mer Marine Station. The schooner Tara recently completed her 30 months long exploration of plankton and returned to port in France. Her crew collected plankton in 150 well characterized locations for analysis using imaging and genomics. It yielded a trove of photographs and footage of marine life from all around the world.
Finally, get to know Sedna IV, an oceanographic schooner. On April 18, 2012, the Sedna IV, in partnership with the Secretariat of the UN Convention on Biodiversity, set off on one of the most important scientific and filmmaking expeditions of modern times: 1000 Days for the Planet. The crew of mariners, scientists, and filmmakers are sailing around the world to reveal our planet’s extraordinary beauty, to understand how our ecosystems work, and to ponder the great conservation challenges that face us all.
Read how the Sedna IV crew is celebrating World Ocean Day, and look forward to French-language species descriptions on EOL from members of the team.