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Pristine Seas: Exploring Underwater Edens with Enric Sala

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Photograph by Octavio Aburto
Speaker Enric Sala, Marine Ecologist Marine ecologist and National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence, Dr. Enric Sala grew up on Spain’s Mediterranean coast, falling deeply in love with the sea as a boy. He grew to loathe the negative impacts he witnessed from overfishing, pollution, and climate change. Since 2005, Sala has fulfilled his passion to make a difference by leading National Geographic’s Pristine Seas expeditions. His mission: to find, survey, and protect the last healthy, undisturbed places in the ocean—places beyond shipping lanes, fisheries, and other human interference. Most recently, Sala led an expedition to the Pitcairn Archipelago. Famed as the refuge of the HMS Bounty mutineers, Pitcairn Island is a coral “paradise,” where as much as 90 percent of the sea bottom is covered with healthy coral, providing a habitat for a kaleidoscopic variety of dazzlingly colored fish and lightning-quick reef sharks. Join Sala as he shares stunning imagery from healthy seas he works to protect. Find out more about the NG Live! Event: Pristine Seas—Exploring Underwater Edens.

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