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Explore21: In the Lost Lagoons

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Now researching aboard the Alucia in the Solomon Islands, expedition member Chris Filardi, who is the director of Pacific Programs in the Museum’s Center for Biodiversity and Conservation, reports back about exploring the "white sand and azure holes" of coral lagoons in the archipelago.

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Eunsoo Kim Mangroves Explore21 Solomon Islands

Aboard the Alucia in the Solomon Islands: My First 24 Hours

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This month, Museum Curator John Sparks is leading the The Explore21 Solomon Islands Expedition. A part of the Museum's Explore21 initiative, this three-week research journey is headquartered aboard the Research Vessel Alucia. Chris Filardi, who is the director of Pacific Programs in the Museum’s Center for Biodiversity and Conservation, wrote this dispatch when he joined the expedition team last week.

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Explore21 Triton deploy

Researchers Set off for the Solomon Islands

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American Museum of Natural History scientists first experienced the beauty and incredible biodiversity of the Solomon Islands nearly 100 years ago on a legendary expedition to collect birds, plants, and anthropological items. This month, Museum researchers are back in the captivating archipelago with scientific tools their predecessors couldn’t have dreamed of. Watch a video and see photos from the early days of their journey. 

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