Tara at anchor at Palawan. (Philippines, February 2018)
Tara at anchor at Palawan. (Philippines, February 2018)

A story from the Philippines aboard the scientific schooner Tara

Dear English-speaking readers, this page is an automatic Google translation from a post originally written in French. My apologies for the weird sentences and the funny mistakes that could gave been generated during the process. If you can read French, the original and correct version can be found here:

  Tara Pacific Expedition - February 2018

Tara. Two syllables that roll from one side to the other... This is the name of an extraordinary boat, an oceanographic schooner that has been sailing for almost two years in the Pacific Ocean. On board, sailors and passionate researchers try to unlock the secrets of coral reefs.

Tara Pacific Expedition

Launched in 2016, this expedition, named Tara Pacific, will end in the autumn of 2018. I had the chance to embark with a team of scientists and spend a week on board with them for a journalist assignment last February in the Philippines ... An unforgettable adventure.

Upon my return, I wrote a series of articles for my media company Ouest-France, which were published in February and March 2018. Another one has been published in issue #15 of the French diving magazine Plongez ! (May-June 2018).

Article published in the supplement La Mer Notre Avenir (West-France)
Article published in the supplement West-France "The Sea Our Future".
Article published in Sunday Ouest-France.
Story printed in dimanche Ouest-France.
Article on the island of Pangatalan published in the evening edition (Ouest-France)
My story about Pangatalan Island published in l'édition du soir (Ouest-France)
My report on Tara Pacific in the magazine Plonge! (No. 15, May-June 2018)
My report on Tara Pacific in the magazine Plongez ! (#15, May-June 2018)

To read the articles (in French), it's here:

→ Tara Pacific examines coral to protect the ocean and humans
(Ouest-France special issue "The sea our future")

→ Live aboard Tara: a great human and scientific adventure
(dimanche Ouest-France)

→ They bought an island to save the coral
(l’édition du soir par Ouest-France)

→ Tara Pacific, an extraordinary expedition for coral
(Plongez ! Magazine #15 May-June 2018, printed or digital edition)

It's a bit of reading ... 😉 I let you discover all this and I add below the video of the report made during the stopover in the Philippines by onboard journalist Noëlie Pansiot for Tara, about Pangatalan Island, which is now a jewel again thanks to the efforts of the Sulubaai Foundation

This fantastic experience in the Philippines even took me a little further, to Vietnam ... It was not planned.

I also discovered what it was like to spend several days on the high seas, on a round-hull yacht ... 🤮 😂 I'll surely tell you that one day ... 😎

The oceanographic sailboat Tara seen from above, in the middle of the coral reefs of the archipelago of Palawan. (Philippines, February 2018)
The oceanographic sailboat Tara seen from above, in the middle of the coral reefs of the archipelago of Palawan. (Philippines, February 2018)
Tara at anchor at Palawan. (Philippines, February 2018)
Tara at anchor at Palawan. (Philippines, February 2018)
Tara at anchor at Palawan. (Philippines, February 2018)
Tara at anchor at Palawan. (Philippines, February 2018)
Tara's team, always ready to get wet! (Philippines, February 2018)
Tara's team, always ready to get wet! (Philippines, February 2018)
Snorkelling session to observe the coral tables in the waters of Palawan. (Philippines, February 2018)
Snorkelling session to observe the coral tables in the waters of Palawan. (Philippines, February 2018)
End of the Philippines crossing in Vietnam. (February 2018)
End of the Philippines crossing in Vietnam. (February 2018)

  Tara Pacific Expedition - February 2018

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