Latest Blogs from Chagos Expedition

Grouper survey in Chagos
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The last three days have completed our time in BIOT ending in an epic day packing all of our science and dive gear away until next years science...

Red footed booby in Chagos
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Today was a day for large pelagics. There was not a breath of wind this morning and the sea around the BIOT Research Vessel was flat calm and...

Elizabeth Widman and turtle in Chagos
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As we were out in the dark hours pursuing the nocturnal kings of the islands, the impressive coconut crabs, I was nowhere near the internet last...

Chagos; Lab; Expedition team
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Today saw us sampling two quite different sites. The first, a steep drop off on the Oceanside of the atoll offered a shoal of baitfish that drew...

Regal angelfish; Chagos
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24 hours without diving. Opportunity for a rest? Not likely when there is data entry, expedition equipment maintenance and terrestrial work to be...

Sunrise; Vache marine; rat eradication; Chagos
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After a bit of sleuthing of satellite imagery a few unexplored coral knolls in the lagoon were selected for diving discovery today. There is a...

coral garden; Chagos; pristine; reference site; climate change
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Last night the clouds cleared their curtain away revealing the stars and so today dawned with blue skies and sunshine. A welcome change and just...

Coral trout grouper; Chagos; mature male; large
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Climatic shenanigans continued today. The squalls of yesterday developed into a consistent wail of wind into the morning. We managed to launch for...

Sailfish; Tagging; Chagos

Blenheim reef is a submerged atoll in the north east of the archipelago and has only ever been explored by a handful of people. The water was...

Coconut crab; Robber crab; Birgus latro
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Squalls happened today. Frequently and tropically. Swollen seas, gusty winds and torrential downpours were our companions for the day’s activities...

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Tiger conservation

Read about conservation of tigers in Asia.

Videographer Blog

One man is boldly going where no other ZSL videographer has gone before - the land of Mountain Chicken Frogs. Armed with nothing more than a camera and some factor 60 suncream, he will share with you his adventures in the Caribbean as he follows ZSL's work with this endangered amphibean. 

Conservation

Catch up on our latest Conservation Blogs

Wild Science

From the field, to the lab, to the analysis, catch up with the scientists at ZSL’s Institute of Zoology, our world-renowned research centre working at the cutting edge of conservation biology.

Wildlife Wood Project Cameroon

The Wildlife Wood Project has been working in Cameroon since 2007 to encourage better wildlife management in logging concessions.

Penguin expedition blog

Updates from penguin conservation expeditions to Antarctica

Amur Leopard

Amur leopard conservation blog

Baby Giraffe Diaries

Meet ZSL Whipsnade Zoo's latest (and leggiest) arrival, a baby giraffe!

Biodiversity and Palm Oil

Follow the ZSL Biodiversity and Palm Oil team, based in Bogor, Indonesia.

Chagos Expedition

The Chagos marine reserve, designated in 2010 and currently the world’s largest no take marine reserve, is a sought-after spot for marine research.

Frog Blog

Follow ZSL’s amphibian experts in their quest to find out why 41% of the world’s amphibians are threatened and what can be done to stop more species becoming extinct.

Tsaobis Baboon Blog

Follow ZSL conservationists studying desert baboons in Namibia.