1. National Geographic Explorers

    Recently , the Pacific island nation of Palau created a massive marine sanctuary , protecting 80 percent of their ocean . Watch as President Tommy Remengesau speaks about the importance of the ocean to Palau's people , their traditions , and their livelihood . #PristineSeas

  2. Oceano Azul Expedition discovers a new hydrothermal field

    Exciting news ! Oceano Azul Expedition discovers a new hydrothermal field on the seamount Gigante at 570m depth and 60 miles from Faial island . This is the first time , an expedition organized by a Portuguese institution , led by Portuguese scientists in partnership with international partners and using national ships and means , such as the ROV " LUSO " , finds a deep sea hydrothermal field in Portugues . . .

  3. Dusky grouper

    A dusky grouper during #oceanoazulexpedtion to Azores with Waitt Foundation National Geographic Ocean #pristineseas Marinha Portuguesa Estrutura de Missão para a Extensão da Plataforma Continental (EMEPC) Shot by @manusanfelix_official An Endangered species (IUCN Red List) widely targeted across its global range as adults for food , and is extremely slow to reach sexual maturity (around 5 years i . . .

  4. Oceano Azul Foundation

    We are thrilled to share that 150 , 000 square kilometres of the Azorean sea , will now be new Marine Protected Areas . Thanks to this ground-breaking decision made by the Regional Government of the Azores , and supported by the Oceano Azul Foundation and our partners at the Waitt Institute the unique natural heritage of the Azores archipelago will be protected , promoted and valued #BlueAzores Learn mo . . .