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What Becomes of Cuba After the Embargo is Lifted?

When a foreigner sets foot in Cuba, it immediately becomes clear that this magical island is profoundly unique and has developed drastically differently than any other country in Latin America and the Caribbean. And for those who venture into its verdant mountains or below its aquamarine waves, a striking revelation awaits:  Just as the fifties-era […]


60 Minutes - CBS Join Anderson Cooper and The Ocean Doctor, David E. Guggenheim, as they explore Cuba's coral reefs on 60 Minutes. Watch online... 60 Minutes with Anderson Cooper and David E. Guggenheim


Ocean Doctor's Cuba Travel Program is the cover story in Scuba Diving Magazine

Look Who’s on the Cover of Scuba Diving Magazine!

That’s our pal, Niño the saltwater crocodile, adorning the cover of the latest Scuba Diving Magazine! We’re proud to say that the cover story feature’s Ocean Doctor’s unique educational travel programs to Cuba and the spectacular Gardens of the Queen. We’re also proud to say that Scuba Diving Magazine readers voted Gardens of the Queen […]

The beloved  Northern Rockhopper penguin has declined 90 percent over the past 50 years and is now an endangered species

Save Penguins and Threatened Wildlife at Earth’s Remotest Places

  On March 16, 2011, a horrific environmental disaster occurred at the most remote inhabited island group in the world, Tristan da Cunha, that threatened the second largest concentration of seabirds in the world. Marine scientist Dr. David E. Guggenheim, president of  Ocean Doctor, was aboard a ship that received a distress call from a […]

Teaching my first class in Cuba

The Single Word I Taught First Graders in Cuba

At a rural Cuban elementary school nestled in the verdant mountains west of Havana, I approached the front of the class and queued up my best Spanish. The first-graders looked at me with puzzled anticipation — they don’t see many Americans entering their classroom, let alone U.S. visitors who try to get up and teach. […]

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Bears on pipeline in Alaska

Do We Dare Drill Beneath Arctic Seas?

Walter Parker, who has accumulated an incredible 55 years of leadership and experience in Alaska’s environmental issues, particularly as a watchdog of Alaska’s oil industry, joins us to share his unique perspectives on Alaska’s experience with the oil industry and whether we’ve yet learned our lessons. The stakes are high: The push is on to drill beneath the ice in Arctic waters. This week we hear from many of you as we give thanks to Mother Ocean!

This Week's Guest: Dr. Nancy Knowlton, Sant Chair for Marine Science at Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History

Wild and Crazy: A Worm Named Bob Marley and the Fish With a See-Through Head

In the oceans, Mother Nature continues to surprise and delight us with mesmerizing, jaw-dropping marine life that often wildly exceeds our imagination. Released at the completion of the decade-long Census of Marine Life, the new book from National Geographic, Citizens of the Sea: Wondrous Creatures From the Census of Marine Life, is not only rich with the captivating images you’d expect from the seasoned underwater photographers of National Geographic and the Census of Marine Life, but its delightful prose by author Dr. Nancy Knowlton — Sant Chair for Marine Science at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History and a scientific leader of the Census of Marine Life — brings these photographs to life in captivating vignettes that will playfully bend your brain with utterly amazing facts about these utterly amazing creatures, including the Bob Marley Worm and a fish with a head you (and it) can see right through. We visit with Dr. Knowlton at her office at Smithsonian and take a field trip to the Smithsonian’s latest and wildly popular exhibit, the “Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef.”

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