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Transoceanic Expedition (2005): Overview

Triaenodon obesusFor its first transoceanic expedition, Ranger traveled for more than five months and more than 10,000 nautical miles from the Pacific to the Mediterranean to document and film the diversity, abundance and importance of underwater life and the threats to vital ocean ecosystems.

The objective of the voyage was to document and film the diversity and importance of underwater life and the threats facing ecosystems that are fundamental to understanding the dynamics of the oceans.

During its journey towards the Mediterranean, the catamaran sailed across areas of scientific importance to study their marine biodiversity. From Los Angeles, it crossed the North American Pacific waters to Cocos Island, Golfo Dulce and Coiba (off Costa Rica and Panama).

Later, the Ranger crossed the Panama Canal and, heading for the Caribbean Sea, stopped off on the coast of Florida. From Miami, the Oceana catamaran set off on the last part of its voyage: towards Bermuda and the Sargasso Sea, the Bahamas, the Azores, Gibraltar and finally the Balearic Islands.

Read selected highlights from the expedition diaries below. For more, check out the full list of diary entries.