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Episode Two

Winter is Coming...and So Are the Cranes.

In episode 1, host Dianna Bell introduced the iconic Whooping Crane—the tallest bird in North America that spends its winter months in the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge in Texas. In late August, Hurricane Harvey made landfall in coastal Texas, ravaging the cranes’ delicate habitat. What will await these birds as they begin to arrive in Aransas in the coming weeks? In episode 2, you’ll hear from the Earthwatch scientists and volunteers who are conducting critical research within this ecosystem—research that could help Whooping Cranes to weather the impacts of the storm. (The music in this episode is “Partly Sage” by Blue Dot Sessions, provided under the Attribution-Noncommercial License.)

Safety in the Storm

This summer ushered in a series of natural disasters, which are currently still ravaging parts of the world. From hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, to earthquakes in Mexico, to wildfires in northwestern North America – Earthwatch field sites have been directly impacted by these destructive events.

Warren Stortroen—100 Cheers for an Extraordinary Volunteer!

After a 40-year career spent working in an office, Warren Stortroen decided to give back and travel the world while doing so. Over the past 22 years, Warren has spent 1,089 days collecting critical environmental and archaeological data across 67 projects in nearly 30 countries around the world. This summer, he hit his 100th Earthwatch expedition!

UPDATED: Exploring the rocky shores of Scotland

Capturing Our Coast volunteer shortlisted for volunteer award

Since writing this blog, Hugh has been shortlisted in the Adult Newcomer category of the 2017 UK Awards for Biological Recording and Information Sharing.

In 2013, Hugh left his job as a doctor to pursue a different career path, and reaping the benefits of spending time outdoors. 

Hugh joined our Capturing our Coast project in 2016 and this is his blog. 

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