Latest Blogs from Chagos Expedition

Chagos island

A team of ZSL conservationists have travelled to the Chagos Archipelago in only the second trip of its kind.

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...

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ZSL London Zoo

A blog for lovers of ZSL London Zoo, bringing you extraordinary animal facts and exclusive access to the world's oldest scientific zoo.

ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

Do you love wildlife? Discover more about our amazing animals at the UK's biggest zoo!


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From the field to the lab, catch up with the scientists on the cutting edge of conservation biology at ZSL’s Institute of Zoology.


A day in Discovery and Learning at ZSL is never dull! The team tell us all about the exciting sessions for school children, as well as work further afield.

Working for Wildlife

Ever wondered what a typical day as a zookeeper looks like, or what it's like to be a videographer at ZSL? Now you can find out!

Artefact of the month

Every month, one of the pieces held in ZSL’s Library and at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo will feature here as Artefact of the Month.

Wild About Magazine

Read extracts from ZSL's award winning members' magazine, Wild About.

ZSL Shop

Get updates on our latest ranges, be the first to hear about special offers, and find the perfect gift for animal lovers!

Chagos Expedition

The Chagos archipelago is a rare haven for marine biodiversity. Hear from the team about our projects to protect the environments in the British Indian Ocean Territory (BIOT).

Asia Conservation Programme

ZSL works across Asia, from the famous national parks of Nepal to marine protected areas in the Philippines. Read the latest updates on our conservation.

Remote Sensing in Ecology and Conservation

An Open Access journal for research at the interface of remote sensing, ecology and conservation.