Expedition Blue Planet 2010: North America
Welcome to Expedition Blue Planet: North America, a five-month interactive exploration of critical water issues across the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. The expedition will tour more than 14,500 miles in a biodiesel tour bus converted to serve as a “rolling Calypso” for daily production and Web broadcasting of films, photos, and findings. In addition to filming a range of critical water issues on the Colorado River, the Gulf Coast, the Tennessee Valley, the Great Lakes, and Chesapeake Bay, Expedition leader Alexandra Cousteau and her team will stop in 20 communities along the route to host watershed action days. Stay tuned for daily updates.
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