Pristine Seas

The Osa Peninsula

Follow Paul's latest NatGeo 'Pristine Seas' expedition to the Osa Peninsula in Costa Rica.

The Azores

The Pristine Seas team is conducting a scientific expedition to explore the waters around the Azores — including never before surveyed seamounts.
Fish in Malpelo

Remote island of Malpelo

The Pristine Seas team is currently carrying out an expedition to the Malpelo Fauna and Flora Sanctuary, studying the marine environments, which form part of the tropical Eastern Pacific marine corridor.

Pristine Seas Heads to the Mountains!

We are headed to Ascension Island, a tiny volcanic island in the South Atlantic, midway between Brazil and Africa.

Tristan da Cunha: The world’s most remote inhabited island!

In January 2017 the Nat Geo Pristine Seas team will conduct a 5-week scientific expedition to the remote Tristan da Cunha archipelago of the south Atlantic, in partnership with the Tristan da Cunha government and the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds.

Niue Expedition Sets Sail

We are in love with Niue: It’s an outstandingly beautiful island. The craggy coral coastline is a powerful reminder of the energy and productivity of the world’s oceans, the waters must be some of the clearest we have ever seen...

Clipperton Islands: Beautiful, Powerful Surprise!

One of the world’s most remote tropical islands, the only atoll in the tropical eastern Pacific and is home to a highly energetic reef. Including things that bite!

Selvagens Islands: Amazing Creatures

From sea to sky, the creatures of Selvagens Islands constantly amaze the team.

The Last Ice Area Project

Climate projections forecast the total disappearance of summer sea ice in the Arctic by 2040, with the exception of one place: the "last ice area," north of Greenland and Ellesmere Island in Nunavut.

Seychelles: In Search of Hidden Wonders!

The oldest islands in the world, remote atolls untouched by humans, buried treasure, luxury destination, a wild place, and even golf balls made from fish food! Welcome to the Seychelles!

Rapa and Marotiri: Here be Monsters!

Rapa and Marotiri in French Polynesia are a long way south - the next stop south is Antarctica!

Mozambique: Good People / Wild Diving!

Paul is just back from leading another National Geographic Society, Pristine Seas expedition. His expedition was full of wonderful Mozambicans, bull sharks, manta rays, storms and wild diving.

Franz Josef Land Expedition

Paul Rose joined National Geographic expedition to explore Franz Josef Land, one of the most remote archipelagos in the world, only 900 km from the North Pole.