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An arms length away

”Oops, I just accidently bumped into your butt there!” Whitney and Caroline are standing on deck, arranging their stuff in the backpacks while trying not to fall overboard.  We are twelve women on a 72 foot boat, and bumping into one another is unavoidable. I constantly have an eXXpedition girl within reach when I stretch […]

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There is no magical place called away

After several days at sea, the crew of the Seadragon disembarked in Bridgetown, Barbados. Our sail from Trinidad was rough, and we were excited to stand on solid ground and to meet fellow environmentalists in Barbados. We had arranged two days of meetings with schools, universities, and Bajan environmental organizations to share concerns about marine […]

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Day 5 – Outreach in Barbados

As a kid, I was always happiest when I was playing outside in the dirt, the grass or the water. Nature was an escape, a place where I could go to read unbothered, but it was also a way of facilitating connection with playmates who, like me, also enjoyed driving their mothers crazy by coming […]

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Meet Sara Mirabilio

Meet Sara Mirabilio… a marine scientist, fisheries extension specialist and lover of all things sea salt, making the unseen, seen on Leg 2 of eXXpedition Caribbean 2016.  If you’d asked Sara what she wanted to be at aged 12, it would have been a dolphin trainer or a sea turtle biologist, sea salt literally flowed through her […]

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From I to We as we sail the Caribbean Sea

Over the last 2 years there has been a new river running through my veins. It started like a trickling stream, grew from a canoe-able river to a white-water-rapid, and now it has unleashed itself into a sea. It has consumed me, it is my source of life and freedom, it is my existence in […]

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eXXpedition Caribbean launches in Trinidad

You know the saying “out of sight out of mind”? Today’s revelation for me was that trash is the other way around. Let me elaborate: today we did a beach clean here in hot, sunny Chaguaramas, Trinidad. When we got started it didn’t seem so bad, but once we got going I realized it was […]

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Meet Marika Dubé

Meet Marika Dubé… Caribbean Leg 1 crew, Public Relations Consultant and lover of all things ocean! Marika is a Project Manager by day, working for a public relations consulting firm in Montreal, Canada, and is taking Biology classes at University to deepen her understanding of conservation, ethical and animal welfare issues. Whilst in Thailand last […]

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Lent Plastic Challenge

Whether religious or not, many people take the opportunity to give something up for lent. This year, our partner City to Sea are asking you to join them for a plastic challenge, to see how many single-use plastics you can give up over the 40 days between Wednesday 10th February and 27th March. What does it […]

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Major source of microplastic pollution

Every time we do our washing, millions of little pieces of microplastics are released into the waste water. Just by doing the laundry we are all contributing to plastic pollution. The first results of the Life+ Mermaids research have proved that washing is a major source of plastic soup. The Plastic Soup Foundation has made […]

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