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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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VIDEO: What Columbus Might Have Seen

I’ve just returned from Cuba and before my wetsuit has finished drying, I am packing my bags again. Before I return to Cuba, I wanted to take this opportunity to share a short video I shot during my recent trip at Cuba’s spectacular Gardens of the Queen National Park (Jardines de la Reina), the country’s […]

Cuba's Gardens of the Queen

ANNOUNCEMENT: Travel with Ocean Doctor to Cuba’s Gardens of the Queen!

     Legal Educational Travel to Cuba for U.S. Citizens & Residents For 13 years I have felt deeply privileged to spend much of my time in Cuba, working on research and conservation projects with some of the most incredible people I’ve ever met, among the most spectacularly healthy reefs I have ever beheld. One […]

A beautiful cluster of deep-sea coral, byozoans, anenome and other delicate life below 1,000 feet in the Bering Sea's Pribilof Canyon

Hope Beneath the Bering Sea!

Yesterday I received wonderful news from colleague and friend, John Hocevar at Greenpeace, who has been on the front lines in Juneau seeking protection for the world’s largest underwater canyons, both in Alaska’s Bering Sea: Zhemchug Canyon and Pribilof Canyon, the “Grand Canyons” of the sea. According to John, “the [North Pacific Fishery Management] Council […]

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Mourning the Dead in the Gulf

Into the Spill: A House Call to the Gulf – Part 2

The Ocean Doctor makes a house call to the ailing Gulf of Mexico, visiting southern Louisiana in the heart of the Mississippi River delta to learn firsthand the damage wrought by the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill disaster. We visit again with fishing guide Ryan Lambert and also visit East New Orleans? Vietnamese community — a community especially hard-hit by Katrina, and now the BP spill ? where they are considering sustainable, land-based aquaculture as an alternative to fishing the Gulf. Father Vien Nguyen gives us the grand tour. (Part 2 of 2)

National Geographic Explorer in Residence, Dr. Enric Sala, exploring the world's last remaining pristine seas (Photo: Octavio Aburto)

National Geographic’s Newest Explorer

We visit National Geographic Headquarters in Washington, DC to meet the newest National Geographic “Explorer in Residence,” Dr. Enric Sala and his important work on the “Pristine Seas” program with expeditions to the last remaining pristine areas in the ocean. We also hear the incredible story of a humpback whale, rescued at the brink of death, that said “thank you” to its human rescuers. And we hear the tragic story of the loss of one of our colleagues in Cuba.

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