NEWS

 
 

CLIPPERTON EXPEDITION NEWS

Clipperton Atoll, a unique ecosystem to be protected. Read up on expedition news, media coverage and updates on the status of Clipperton.

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CLIPPERTON DURING SHARK WEEK!!

Footage from our recent expedition to Clipperton will be aired on Discovery Canada during SHARK WEEK! We are thrilled that Clipperton is finally in the public eye. We are happy to get the chance to give the sharks of Clipperton a voice!

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BIG MIGRATIONS 2 IN THE NEWS

Back from Clipperton, the expedition leaders gave interviews to the following medias: RDI, SRC, LCN, SRC Montreal Radio, SRC Estrie Radio, SRC Mauricie Radio, KYQ FM, and La Nouvelle newspaper.
 

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BACK FROM A SUCCESSFUL MISSION

The team arrived back in San Jose Del Cabo after a successful 16-day expedition. During their stay in the waters of the atoll, the team managed to complete all the objectives of the mission.
 

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LIVE IN CLIPPERTON

On May 4, expedition leaders Michel Labrecque and Julie Ouimet were live on YouTube with Exploring by the seat of your pants. Seventeen classrooms for a total of 437 students, were able to join in. They showed live images of Clipperton Atoll and talked about the science behind the mission. The event was also public.

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EXPLORERS CLUB FLAG EXEPEDITION #93

During the welcome briefing, hours prior to the team's departure, expedition leaders Michel Labrecque and Julie Ouimet proudly announced that they had been granted the honor of carrying the Explorers Flag for the 2017 expedition. The 2017 expedition has on board four scientists for a total of 18 passengers and 8 crew members.

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MORE SPONSORS

The list of sponsors is completed with Bare, Nanuk, Deep Trekker, Stream2Sea, 22 Degrees, NightSea, Rivard and SPOT. With their help, we will be able to accomplish more work and be more efficient. Sponsorships included dry cases, ROV, expedition gear and image equipment. Thanks to all of them for making it possible.

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CLIPPERTON – A NO-TAKE ZONE

Fishing within the 12 nautical-mile Marine Protected Area (MPA) is formally prohibited. Hopefully this will help protect sharks and other large pelagics and send a clear message to illegal visitors to Clipperton.

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ORIS HAS JOINED AS A MAJOR PARTNER

Oris has join our expedition. Not only will they be a financial contributor to this expedition, but they will also be a major voice to spread the word for the protection of sharks as well as for the marine debris pollution problem.

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SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATION

Following the recent 2016 expedition to Clipperton, an ichthyological note regarding a first reported sighting of a Giant Trevally (Caranx ignobilis) in Clipperton’s waters was published in the journal Cybium 2016, 40 (3).

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SECOND AUTHORIZATION GRANTED

We have been granted a second authorization to go to Clipperton. We will continue to collect data and tag more sharks during the upcoming mission. We will also be paying an attention to the marine debris issues in Clipperton.

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2016 BIG MIGRATIONS REPORT AVAILABLE

The complete expedition report filed at Explorers Club headquarters is available for consultation. To see the full report, click on the 2016 mission link in the menu. It also contains many images from the expedition.

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BACK FROM AN EPIC JOURNEY

We arrived safely in port this morning. Everyone is anxious to share stories and images of our stay in Clipperton. Several shocking images have been gathered and we surprised an illegal fishing boat!

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AUTHORIZATION GRANTED!

We have been granted the authorization to go to Clipperton and land on the atoll. The main goal will be to prove connectivity between Clipperton and the other islands of the ETP.