Samantha Miller

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First of Its Kind Map Reveals Extent of Ocean Plastic

There's less than expected on the surface. Scientists are trying to find where in the ocean it's gone.<p>When marine ecologist Andres Cozar Cabañas and a team of researchers completed the first ever map of ocean trash, something didn't quite add up.<p>Their work, published this month in the <i>Proceedings of</i> …

First Impressions: Working With Jane Goodall

Former senior editor talks about bringing the primatologist's work to the pages of National Geographic.<p>As a senior editor at <i>National Geographic</i> for 37 years, Mary Smith worked with prominent research grantees—including primatologist Dian Fossey, paleoanthropologists Louis and Mary Leakey, and …

Insider’s Guide to California’s Central Coast

U.S. Highway 101 stretches 300 miles between San Francisco and Santa Barbara, roughly tracing a footpath of 1760s Spanish explorers and connecting the 21 missions they founded. You’ll want at least three days to do the region justice.<p><b>Here’s some insider intel to help you navigate this fertile</b> …

Q&A: The First-Ever Expedition to Turkmenistan's "Door to Hell"

Explorer George Kourounis describes his descent into a fiery, gas-fueled crater.<p>More than four decades ago, a gaping, fiery crater opened up in the desert of northern Turkmenistan (map), likely the result of a drilling mishap.<p>The Darvaza Crater, more commonly known as the Door to Hell, still burns …

Q&A: Elephant Conservation Challenges in Sri Lanka—A Conversation With Shermin de Silva

Changing Planet<p>Elephant researcher Shermin de Silva in Udawalawe National Park​, Sri Lanka​. Photograph by Elizabeth Webber<p><b>Shermin de Silva, 33, is president of the Asian elephant conservation organization</b> <b>Trunks & Leaves</b><b>. A post-doctoral student at Colorado State University, de Silva was born and</b> …