North Pacific 2018

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Day 17 Crew Update: Filming on eXXpedition North Pacific

During the first leg of our eXXpedition North Pacific voyage, crew member and filmmaker Eleanor Church has been capturing all the important moments on camera. She says: “The wind is up for our last few days of sailing as we approach Vancouver and we are battening down the hatches.  I’ve been filming since we set […]

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Day 16 Crew Update: Dolphin sightings!

The eXXpedition North Pacific crew were lifted by a wonderful sight a few days ago, which highlighted the importance of their mission. Crew member and filmmaker Jen Russell explains: “After a choppy few days, the mood onboard this morning was pretty subdued & some were back to battling with seasickness.  A few of us were […]

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Day 15 Crew Update: Profile of Rowan Henthorn

eXXpedition North Pacific crew member Jen Russell introduces fellow crew member and scientist Rowan Henthorn: “There aren’t many people who can pull off a bucket-hat, but Rowan Henthorn is definitely one of them. Rowan was lucky enough to grow up on the beautiful Isle of Man, where she had a childhood filled with beach trips, and being taken […]

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Day 14 Crew Update: Profile of Michelle Byle

eXXpedition North Pacific crew member Karine Therrien introduces us to fellow crew member, designer and art director Michelle Byle: “Every project involves a human connection. The type of journey we are on right now requires a lot of connection with each other. The whole crew is very supportive and inspiring, and there is one exceptional […]

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Day 13 Crew Update: Profile of Karine Therrien

eXXpedition crew member Siri Østvold introduces us to teacher and yogi Karine Therrien: “Some people just have that drive and dedication that is contagious. Karine is one of those women. She is a devoted mother of four children. Together with her man they take them sailing and learning and enjoying nature. Also with her background in […]

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Day 12 Crew Update: Profile of Jen Russell

eXXpedition North Pacific crew member Rowan Henthorn introduces us to fellow crew member and filmmaker Jen Russell: “Jen is the kind of girl you meet and like instantly, her energy and optimism is infectious. On board Sea Dragon, Jen loves to regale the crew with songs on her ukulele, and is always singing and making jokes, […]

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Day 10 Crew Update: 1,000 pieces of plastic

eXXpedition North Pacific crew member Michelle Byle reflects on the plastic the crew are finding as they sail through the North Pacific gyre: “We took a small sample of the ocean water today. We poured it through a series of screens to filter out its contents. This is what we found: over 1000 pieces of […]

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Day 9 Crew Update: Tracking Marine Debris

As the eXXpedition North Pacific crew travel through the North Pacific Gyre, they are gaining a greater awareness of exactly how much plastic is gathering. Crew member Eleanor Church updates us on a different kind of science the crew are helping with: “As we were putting out the manta trawl into the water today, Siri […]

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Day 8 Crew Update: Profile of Siri Østvold

Our eXXpedition North Pacific crew have been getting to know each other. Today, Deputy Mission Leader Sally Earthrowl introduces us to Siri Østvold: “It has been a real privilege to hear the life stories of all of the crew members onboard Sea Dragon, and a real treat to have listened to these on deck with a […]

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