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Crew Profile of Victoria Fritz

eXXpedition North Pacific crew member, designer and artist Nikkey Dawn introduces us to crew member and TV presenter Victoria Fritz… “If you live in the UK you’re probably familiar with crew member Victoria Fritz brining you the latest news on finance, economics and most recently transport for the BBC.  Victoria grew up in an idyllic […]

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Crew Profile of Sarah Michler

eXXpedition North Pacific crew member and actress Ellise Chappell gives us an insight into crew member and film producer Sarah Michler: “Sarah Michler, film producer from New York, currently based in LA, brings such a bright, positive presence on board. So approachable and easy to get along with, I’m feeling lucky to have her as […]

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Leg 2: Solutions Workshop

eXXpedition North Pacific crew member and PhD Candidate Bimadoshka Pucan shares the experience of taking part in a solutions workshop with the rest of the leg 2 crew: Aboard Sea Dragon, scientists, social innovators, and public figures brainstorm to create sustainable solutions to the plastic pandemic facing our oceans. Mission Leader Emily Penn led the group through […]

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Day 27 Crew Update: Orcas and Changemakers

eXXpedition crew member and actress Ellise Chappell shares her experience of joining the North Pacific voyage and, one of the most moving moments of leg 2… “When I found out that I had secured a place on Leg 2 of eXXpedition’s North Pacific voyage this year, I was absolutely overcome with joy, excitement and gratitude. […]

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Day 24 Crew Update: Profile of Beccy Finlayson

eXXpedition crew member and scientist Laura Leiva gives us an insight into crew member and TV researcher Beccy Finlayson “26th bottles, not 26 candles”… Beccy laughed, as she carried a bag full of plastic bottles that made their way through the Pacific Ocean from Asia to the uninhabited Broken Islands. For sure a memorable day to […]

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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 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 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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