National Geographic Day
Honored to work with @NatGeo #PristineSeas to protect some of the last truly wild places in the ocean. Happy National Geographic Day! #regram @natgeocreative: Photo by @andy_mann: On assignment for @natgeo #pristineseas in the Selvagens Islands, an inhabited Portuguese island chain about 200 miles off the coast of Western Sahara. The Pristine Seas project was launched in 2008, by Explorer-in-Residence Dr. Enric Sala, to identify, survey, protect and restore the last truly wild places in the ocean. The team is currently working to extend the marine reserves in the area where marine life can be protected against heavy fishing pressure. Day one of the expedition they found themselves in the eye of a Barracuda hurricane, a good sign that the fisheries here are healthy.