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When you're on a scientific lizard hunt, it's good luck to find the first specimen within minutes — unless that's the last one you see for hours.
An expedition to study the variable-scaled anole in the Andean uplands of Colombia begins with a less than scientific challenge: dealing with traffic.
The expedition sets off from Maui in search of competitive groups, large groups of male whales that form frequently at this time of year.
A scientist realizes that she must adapt to the river's pace if she is going to find and tag some of the world's largest freshwater fish.
As the expedition prepares to leave Chile, an early look at the data reveals conditions both familiar and distinctly local.
Diving to the bottom of a perennially ice-covered lake in Antarctica is dangerous, but it's worth the risk for the science found there.
The expedition took advantage of a slack tide to fish for data.
The expedition ends in Bali, with a dangerous dive to both healthy and troubled reefs.
The drop of the anchor was swift and true, and the mooring is now in place to record data on turbulence in Chilean waters.
After a three-week delay and some improvisation, the expedition to measure ocean turbulence in Canal de Chacao, Chile, is about to begin.
Part of the mission in Indonesia is to develop coastal eco-businesses and foster what some refer to as a "blue economy."
I'm looking down into 200 feet of water and resting just below me is a 45-foot-long behemoth; a female humpback whale. From below her massive girth, a tiny calf peeks out.
In the seemingly lifeless surroundings of Lake Untersee in Antarctica, there is still life to be found if you know where to look for it.
Our expedition's goal for the day was to visit the best and the worst coral reefs near Biak, Papua.
What does it feel like to drop through 10 feet of ice cover into deep, blue stillness to meet one of Earth's earliest forms of life?
An expedition begins to save the spectacular biodiversity of Indonesia's seas, which are threatened by an unholy trio of coastal pollution, climate change and habitat destruction.
Working and living in Antarctica doesn't have to be all cold misery--flexibility, preparedness and training can make the difference between living in a comfortable camp or a miserable death trap.
To track the arapaima, one of the largest freshwater fishes in the world, a radio transmitter must go inside the fish -- while it's still awake and thrashing.
In the dark waters of the Guiana Shield, dinosaurs lurk -- dinosaurs with scales larger than poker chips. An expedition begins to track them, with the hopes of contributing to management plans for future protected areas that the species needs.
The last report on the expedition's shipment of equipment to Chile was "arriving in port, all well." The update now, 24 hours before team members were to board a plane, was not well at all.