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Join the “Ocean Doctor” on the Cape to Cape Adventure Aboard Silversea’s Prince Albert II

CAPE TO CAPE ADVENTURE

Ushuaia to Cape Town
March 3, 2011 – 22 Days – Voyage 7106

TRACK the Expedition!

 

Expedition Highlights:

  • Follow in the footsteps of great Antarctic explorers
  • See snow-covered mountains, mighty glaciers and spectacular iceberg sculptures
  • Encounter penguins: Magellanic, rockhopper, gentoo, macaroni, king, Adelie, and African (jackass)
  • Watch for sea lions, seals, dolphins, and whales
  • Identify seabirds including albatross, shearwaters and petrels
  • Discover historic sites of the early explorers and the remains of whaling operations
  • Visit the most remote inhabited archipelago in the world
  • Savour world-renowned South African wines



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Special Announcement: Premiere of ?The Ocean Doctor LIVE!?

The Ocean Doctor LIVE!The Ocean Doctor Live!” is a brand new, special companion broadcast to “The Ocean Doctor” Radio Show on WebTalkRadio.net. It’s a LIVE broadcast that allows you to dial-in or connect with your computer and particpate (or just listen in) in a live “TalkCast” with me. Portions of “The Ocean Doctor LIVE!” will be included in “The Ocean Doctor” weekly radio show.

DATE: Thursday, December 16, 2010
TIME: 9:00pm Eastern

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Ocean Doctor on Blue Planet Almanac Radio with Mike Austin

On Monday, 8-24-09 at 8:00 AM Pacific time [11 AM Eastern], Mike Austin of Blue Planet Almanac radio will host world-class “Ocean Doctor,” Dr. David Guggenheim of 1Planet1Ocean. Streaming live at HealthyLife.net radio, surfers will point their Internet browser to that site and click, “Listen Live.” HealthyLife.net’s 3 million monthly listeners also listen via Microsoft Windows Media Player in Talk Radio. Read more

Free Speech(es): 50 Years, 50 States, 50 Speeches

Fresh from the Eisenhower Administration era, your friendly neighborhood Ocean Doctor turned 50 today. In doing so, I outlived my father, William L. Guggenheim, who tragically died at 49 when he was lost at sea. It was my days as a boy, fishing with my dad off of Cape May, New Jersey, that I truly inherited his passion for the sea, and I feel lucky to have been able to spend much of my life near, in, or best of all, under the water.

To celebrate my 50th, I’d like you to send me on a journey this year, a journey to visit our next generation, in their schools, and share with them some of the awe and wonder of my experiences in the sea, including the important lessons that go along with them. So I’ll be donating one speech to one school in every state and U.S. territory (accredited schools, public or private, K through college level). I’m waving my speaking fee and travel expenses. I don’t require anything except an enthusiastic audience and maybe a glass of water. (I would encourage a class project to find creative ways to offset my travel’s carbon footprint to your school.) I’ll show my videos, share my adventures, and my enthusiasm for the wonder of the deep blue part of the planet.

I’ll honor the first request I receive from each state and U.S. territory (Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa) and, of course, the District of Columbia. If you or someone you know would like to take me up on this offer, just fill out the Book a Speaker Form on the 1planet1ocean web site and indicate that you’re submitting the request for the “Free Speech” project.

I look forward to this adventure and wish all of you a happy 50th, whenever it arrives, or whenever it was.

Expedition to Cuba’s Gulf of Mexico: Preparations Underway

Exploring Cuba's Gulf of MexicoHAVANA, CUBA – Final preparations are now underway for an August expedition to explore and map one of the least known areas of the Gulf of Mexico — Cuba’s northwestern coastal waters, including Cuba’s spectacular Los Colorados barrier reef. A joint effort of the University of Havana’s Centro de Investigaciones Marinas (Center for Marine Research) and the Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, this, the fourth expedition in a multiyear project entitled, Proyecto Costa Noroccidental (Project of the Northwest Coast). (See Exploring, Studying Cuba’s Gulf of Mexico for details on this important effort.) The fourth expedition will concentrate study on Los Colorados, an area with remarkably healthy  coral reefs, despite the alarming decline in the health of coral reefs elsewhere in the Caribbean. This research is providing the most comprehensive biological picture yet of this little-explored region, and Cuba’s healthy corals may offer important clues for protecting and restoring corals elsewhere. (See Can Cuba’s Mysteries Help Save the World’s Coral Reefs? in OceanDoctor’s Blog.) Read more

OceanDoctor 2.0

This week marks a year since I began the OceanDoctor blog. I’ve spent the time experimenting with many new and evolving forms of communication — blogging, Podcasts, Twitter, etc. — trying to find better ways to share my watery experiences, and the response has been wonderful and inspiring. I’m hoping to do much more in the year ahead and have decided to move my blog to this, a self-hosted platform at OceanDoctor.org, which provides more flexibility to experiment with new, leading edge tools and better integrates with the 1planet1ocean site, recently relaunched, too. (And yes, it’s an opportunity to nourish my inner nerd.) Read more

A Sea Turtle Is Born in Alaska

Esperanza Returns to a Tranquil UnalaskaI awakened at 4am in my bunk to something strange. The ship was still. After enduring two days of pounding seas and gale-force winds, we had at last arrived at the island of Unalaska and were nearing the port of Dutch Harbor. A few hours later, juggling my cameras, I tried in vain to capturethe profound tranquility of that early Alaskan morning as dawn’s gentle glow painted small swaths of green across the surrounding mountains atop a canvas of deep blues and grays.An incredible journey was nearing its end, and I was reluctant to let go. So was the wildlife. In a moment, the morning silence was replaced by shrieks from the deck below. They were shrieks of joy as once again we were surrounded by whales as a pod of humpbacks divided itself evenly and passed closely along both sides of us, filling the morning air with their spouts and flukes. Read more

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Join the “Ocean Doctor” on the Cape to Cape Adventure Aboard Silversea’s Prince Albert II

CAPE TO CAPE ADVENTURE

Ushuaia to Cape Town
March 3, 2011 – 22 Days – Voyage 7106

TRACK the Expedition!

 

Expedition Highlights:

  • Follow in the footsteps of great Antarctic explorers
  • See snow-covered mountains, mighty glaciers and spectacular iceberg sculptures
  • Encounter penguins: Magellanic, rockhopper, gentoo, macaroni, king, Adelie, and African (jackass)
  • Watch for sea lions, seals, dolphins, and whales
  • Identify seabirds including albatross, shearwaters and petrels
  • Discover historic sites of the early explorers and the remains of whaling operations
  • Visit the most remote inhabited archipelago in the world
  • Savour world-renowned South African wines



Read more

Special Announcement: Premiere of ?The Ocean Doctor LIVE!?

The Ocean Doctor LIVE!The Ocean Doctor Live!” is a brand new, special companion broadcast to “The Ocean Doctor” Radio Show on WebTalkRadio.net. It’s a LIVE broadcast that allows you to dial-in or connect with your computer and particpate (or just listen in) in a live “TalkCast” with me. Portions of “The Ocean Doctor LIVE!” will be included in “The Ocean Doctor” weekly radio show.

DATE: Thursday, December 16, 2010
TIME: 9:00pm Eastern

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