|A blog about Why We Explore||
As I depart for San Juan, I ponder the fate of the Taino, who made bold voyages far out of sight of land to discover and colonized the Islands of the Eastern Caribbean. How far was their first ocean voyage, and from where on the mainland did they originally depart? Over the next few weeks I'll be investigating the maritime history of these early voyages of exploration, but right now I'm still wondering; What traces of this sea faring society still exist in modern Puerto Rico, and how will I find them?
My Name is Eric and My Job is Scientific Exploration.
That means I'm lucky enough to join expeditions to excavate sunken cities, climb volcanoes, find missing bombs, and Sail old research vessels, while searching for the mysteries of the natural world.