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4 of the most Amazing Reasons I go on Citizen Science Trips

4 of the most Amazing Reasons I go on Citizen Science Trips

I participate in Citizen Science trips because I am a big believer in giving back. When we receive a benefit, I believe we should provide a benefit in return somewhere, somehow. Scuba Diving is a passion for me, animals are a passion, and photography underwater is a passion. I love the ocean, the earth, and […]

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Citizen Science with Marine Megafauna Foundation

Citizen Science with Marine Megafauna Foundation

The Marine Megafauna Foundation Ray of Hope Expedition 2015 included a marine biologist (USA), a geneticist (Japan, living and working in the US), a biologist from the Maldives (a Scot by birth), a scuba instructor from the Maldives (a Kiwi, otherwise know as a New Zealander), a Penn biology major (from Mexico), a videographer (South Africa), […]

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Puerto Lopez and Isla de la Plata!

Puerto Lopez and Isla de la Plata!

The trip to Puerto Lopez was about 4 hours from Guayaquil, in a van filled with luggage and people.  Kind of bumpy too, but we made it, so no problema!  The hotel is nice and clean, with balconies overlooking the ocean.  There are also hammocks on the balconies, which is quite nice.  Upon arrival our […]

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Getting to Guayaquil (Ecuador)!

Getting to Guayaquil (Ecuador)!

In the past few weeks I have had serious doubts as to whether I was going to be able to make this trip!  I planned to come to Ecuador over a year ago with a scientific team and volunteers from Marine Megafauna Foundation, to help identify and conserve Manta Rays at Isla de la Plata, […]

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