10 Top Ocean Predators

Written by Amos Nachoum In my journey around the world I have seen the world's greatest predators through my viewfinder. I like to write about them here for you, and I'd like to start out with an unlikely predator: the Humboldt squid, known as the "red devil.' On May...

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Deepest Part of the Ocean: Branson’s New Frontier

Written by Amos Nachoum MSNBC and CNET say that Richard Branson has plans to explore the five deepest regions of Earth's oceans: the Mariana Trench in the Pacific, the Puerto Rico Trench and the South Sandwich Trench in the Atlantic, the Diamantina trench in the...

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Mission Blue and Dr. Sylvia Earle

I am lucky to count Dr. Sylvia Earle among my friends. She is also a powerful friend of the ocean, working to call attention to the most important issues of conservation, education and change. Her TED talk from February 2009 is still strong and still affects people....

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Going to Galapagos the Green Way

Written by Amos Nachoum The Galapagos, one of the world’s great adventure travel destinations, just got more accessible. But before I tell you about the special deal I’ve made for you to go there, I want to tell you about the journey. Your trip includes BigAnimals...

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Mysteries of the Arctic

The arctic is a place of great mystery, and even more so these days, when it’s never been warmer up there. Yes, that’s right. While a lot of the US is seeing snow, ice and excessive cold, the place that we think of as being the coldest on the planet is going through a warm season

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Jules Verne

Jules Verne was as much a novelist as he was a futurist, and his ideas allow adventurers like me explore the world.

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Orca Expedition

Written by Amos Nachoum You may have seen orcas in captivity or heard them called "killer whales." First of all, they're not whales at all, but the largest species in the dolphin family. If you want to experience them for yourself and have a BigAnimals encounter...

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Let’s Say Thanks

Now is the season for thanks, and I've found a really cool way to thank our troops. If you go to this website Let's Say Thanks you can pick out a thank you card and Xerox will print it and it send it to a soldier who is currently serving in Iraq. You can't pick out...

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Dive Report: Striped Marlin Expedition

In this dive report from the field near Todos Sandos, Baja California, Mexico, I report that the Striped Marlin are out in force this year and we’re getting lots of great pictures. We have a terrific team, two of whom are back from last year’s adventure.

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The Misunderstood Great White Shark

My photography expeditions to encounter the Great White Shark tend to sell out fast. That’s what just happened to my last two October expeditions. Luckily, I have another one coming up. People are fascinated with Great Whites, even though these sharks have the undeserved reputation of being a nasty predator.

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A Meeting in Morocco

For the first time, I’m not at the Diving Equipment & Marketing Association meeting. I was invited instead to join the Pure life Experiences convention, known as PURE. This is a special convention, by invitation only, that is all about experiential travel for the adventurer.

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The Ambassador of the Big Animals

"The Ambassador of the Big Animals" - that's the title of my talk at the Explorer's Club in New York on November 20th. To live up to that ambassador role I'll be in the city, presenting my best stories and information about some of the most fragile regions of the...

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10 Best Marlin Facts

Amos Nachoum’s photography expedition to see a feeding frenzy of striped marlin is leaving on December 4, 2010. The beautiful destination for this adventure is Todos Santos, up the coast from Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Come along, and you’ll press reset on everything you might know about this amazing animal, the fastest fish in the ocean.

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Swimming Like a Fish with a Great White Shark

The Great White Shark and Guadalupe Island If you want to swim with a Great White Shark you can come along on my next expedition to Mexico. A select few of us will be going "cage-free" - which is about a close to a totally free fish-like experience as any human might...

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Blue Ocean Film Festival in Monterey an inspiration

The Blue Ocean film festival in Monterey was rocking this year, featuring five days filled with seminars, workshops, and of course the best of the movies out there focusing on ocean adventures, exploration and ocean conservation issues. The key message this year,...

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somewhere off baja, california

Chris and I just landed from the scouting trip over the pacific ocean searching for blue whales. It was an easy flight - light wind in the blue sky over 1,000 feet above sea level. We could see into the distance - calm sea, high sun and blue water all around us - in...

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