05 Jan '12, 3pm

Green Blog: The Race to Document Biodiversity

Richard L. Pyle The Green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas) is among the many species facing extinction. These 10 days aboard Argo have been a blur. Each has been a whirlwind of cutting-edge technology — closed-circuit rebreathers, ultrahigh-resolution 3-D cameras and, of course, the fantastic DeepSee submersible. Surrounded by all this modern-day wizardry, we are so focused on the details of preparing our gear, orchestrating combined-technology dives, and capturing critical moments on Imax film and video for the One World One Ocean campaign that it is easy to become distracted from the big picture. As I reflect on this extremely successful expedition, I now have time to think about what we have accomplished in the context of why we are here in the first place. My overarching quest is to document biodiversity — both on this project and in general. The most extraordinary aspect o...

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green.blogs.nytimes.com 05 Jan '12, 3pm

Richard L. Pyle The Green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas) is among the many species facing extinction. These 10 days aboard Ar...

Green Blog: The Race to Document Biodiversity

green.blogs.nytimes.com 05 Jan '12, 3pm

Richard L. Pyle The Green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas) is among the many species facing extinction. These 10 days aboard Ar...

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