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Day 23 Crew Update: Plastic – the symptom of a larger cause

eXXpedition North Pacific crew member and TV presenter Victoria Fritz explores how this voyage has shaped how she thinks about plastic “We wake to a cling-film sheen on the water and a plan to steer a 130 nautical mile course to a group of remote, uninhabited islands. A few hours in, with a bite in […]

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Meet Round Britain crew member Melissa Mayhew

Environmental Scientist and Round Britain Leg 3 Crew Member Melissa Mayhew tells us about her long-standing connection to Plymouth (our Round Britain start and end point) and why she’s happy to be returning as part of the eXXpedition crew: “I didn’t need much of an excuse to fly off overseas to study environmental sciences at […]

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Plastic-Free for the Sea

“Head Instructions: Please do not put anything down the toilet that has not been passed from one end of a human to the other…This means NO tampons, bad dogs, cardboard, kittens, plastic, dreams, maxi pads, cell phones, or souls.” – Sea Dragon While aboard the 72 foot sailing vessel, Sea Dragon, with 15 women for the […]

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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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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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Meet Rachel : Ocean Advocate, eXXpedition Amazon Crewmember

A scientist’s mind is often rational, curious and organized, but it doesn’t explain anything about timing and destiny.

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The Halifax Report – Making the unseen chemicals causing cancer seen

While many have suspected that low dose environmental exposure to chemicals has a role to play in development of cancer risk, it has been very difficult prove. In light of this difficulty a meeting was convened by the non-profit Getting To Know Cancer in  Halifax in 2013 bringing together scientists, NGOs and progressive regulatory agencies to explore this […]

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The full-length eXXpedition documentary film is now available online

We’re excited to announce: The full-length eXXpedition documentary film is now available! Click the buttons below and to the right of the trailer to view the film. All proceeds from rental and purchase will be used to create an education package. EXXPEDITION: MAKING THE UNSEEN SEEN documents the journey of 14 women who sailed across […]

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8th December – Sea Dragon and eXXpedition crew welcome the schools of Martinique

For a few hours Monday morning the population aboard Sea Dragon increased 3-fold when the eXXpedition 2014 mission and journey was shared with 60 of Martinique’s school children. Sue, Malin, Laura, Maria, and Diana showed the children ages 5-11 and their teachers how the ship operated, while explaining what life was like aboard Sea Dragon. […]

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