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Crew Profile of Imogen Napper

eXXpedition North Pacific crew member and marketing professional Meg Tapp tells us more about Leg 2 lead scientist and microplastic researcher Imogen Napper… “Where can I even begin to describe Imogen Napper? From the second we all gathered at the harbour in Vancouver, she was raring to go, and has been a crucial member of the […]

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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 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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Plymouth Outreach in the Spotlight: Round Britain Voyage

eXXpedition have run previous expeditions all over the world, but this summer was the first time they had a crew sampling in UK waters. The eXXpedition Round Britain journey took 28 days, and started and finished in Sutton Harbour, Plymouth. By the end of the journey, the crew had travelled 2,035 nautical miles and collected […]

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Crew Update: Round Britain Day 18

eXXpedition Round Britain crew member Samantha Sutton describes her experience of life on board during leg 3 of the voyage: “Today was a perfect day for sailing. The sky was clear and I learned how to sail with the wind which was harder than navigating by compass. We were further ahead in our journey to […]

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