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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

6th December – Body Burden in Martinique

Giddy with land, cold drinks and wifi, and full of a sense of achievement, our first few days in Martinique were busy. As the crew started to disperse, we continued to come together on Sea Dragon for a number of events.  We have welcomed the other Atlantic Odyssey boats as they came in, and have […]

1 December — A New Month & A New Future!

18 43.01 N 51 54.28 W It is December! We celebrated the sunny warm day by happily singing and dancing along with “Feliz Navidad” and “All I want for Christmas is You” (we had excitedly awaited for the first day of December to play some Christmas music). It was another really hot day, and we […]

Friday 21 November – Harsh Weather, A Close Call & 'Me-Search' update

Thursday night presented the very harshest conditions yet. After breaking the yankee and tearing the staysail, the wind continued to pick up until it was 30 knots gusting 40 kts with a deep swell. The skies were pitch black and moonless as squall after squall hit us presenting challenging conditions at the helm. At around […]

Sunday 16 November — Our Crew Find Their Sea Legs!

Day 1 After five days in Marina Lanzarote, taking part and leading workshops/talks for the Atlantic Odyssey, Sea Dragon and her team of 14 changemakers has finally set sail! After crossing the line with 34 Atlantic Odyssey boats   we set a course between Lanzarote and Fuerteventura heading out into the BIG WIDE ATLANTIC OCEAN! […]

Where Our Waste Goes

With just one day to go before we set sail the Exxpedition crew have been out and about in Lanzarote. We visited the island’s waste management facility Environmental Complex Zonzamas where all the rubbish is processed. Our guide Carmen Portella Ernest runs eco-trips on the island and is a keen birdwatcher   Since we’ve been docked […]

Why eXXpedition 2014? – Jenna's story!

EXXpedition Atlantic 2014 Resident Engineer Jenna Jambeck tells us why she joined our mission! “Friends younger than I have been diagnosed with ‪#‎breast‬ ‪#‎cancer‬. There are countless more people I know that have either succumbed to or beat cancer. While exposure to toxins is not the only cause, it certainly can contribute. And, while some […]