From Sand to Satellites: 14 to 22°S & 135 to 148°W

“I recently became hot with fever for this creature, the giant clam. These psychedelic mollusks are not monsters at all. Their shells help build and shape coral reefs, and their presence alone signifies a healthy reef. In the heart of French Polynesia exists a world full of them, the Tuamotus Archipelago.

I am sailing towards these coral islands aboard my 34 ft. sailboat, Juniper, along with Brianna Bambic of the Allen Coral Atlas team. Our mission is to collect data of these mollusk-filled reefs and meet the people born to them. “