Latest Blogs from Chagos Expedition

2018 April. Nelson Island, BIOT. Rob Dunbar.PNG
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Welcome to Nelson's Island, home of four intrepid scientists for the last six days.

Photo looking up the beach, with lush vegetation on one side, the ocean on the other and many birds in the air
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The Seabird Team return to the British Indian Ocean Territory for a second trip to Danger Island.

Jeanne measuring and weighing turtles. Turtle Cove, Diego Garcia, BIOT
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At the end of the November/December 2018 sea turtle expedition to Diego Garcia, British Indian Ocean Territory (BIOT), Jeanne Mortimer...

2019 24 Jan. Sunset on Danger Island. BIOT. Hannah Wood.JPG
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The latest update from Danger Island, by Hannah Wood

Hawksbill turtle asleep in the sand
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In the midst of the December 2018 sea turtle expedition to Diego Garcia, British Indian Ocean Territory (BIOT), Nicole Esteban writes an update on...

Satellite tagged turtle released. DG, BIOT. Nicole Esteban
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After a hugely successful sea turtle expedition to Diego Garcia, British Indian Ocean Territory (BIOT),...

Drone footage from BIOT in May 2018
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Melissa Schiele, MSc student from Imperial College London, joined the 2018 May expedition to the British Indian Ocean Territory to use drones to...

School of fish with manta ray in BIOT
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Manta rays are undoubtedly among the most charismatic marine species, so it’s no surprise they are always found on the top of every ocean lover’s...

2018 May. surface interval - not as sunny as you would imagine. BIOT. Ines Lange
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Dr Ines Lange, marine biologist and postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Exeter, a project partner in the Bertarelli Programme in...

Jamie and dive buddy quadrat survey
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Jamie McDevitt-Irwin, fish biologist and PhD student from Stanford University, a project partner in the Bertarelli Programme in Marine Science,...

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