17 August 2011

CSR_13 (August, 8th - 14th)

The 13th week in the Ligurian Sea did not take off like a rocket. In fact, despite the good weather and sea conditions, the recorded sightings where quite scant, making the crew of the R/V Pelagos to think that even whales and dolphins were on vacation. But finally the last day a pod of Risso’s dolphins where spotted just a few miles south-west of Sanremo. The 8 animals, 5 adults, 2 juveniles and 1 calf accompanied the ship for more than one hour, till some sperm whales’ clicks were acoustically detected on the hydrophone. The animal was tracked during two diving cycles and showed a quite unusual behaviour, prizing the researchers and participants with a series of 27 3+1 codas. Almost at the sunset a second sperm whale was observed while resting at the surface just a few meters from the research platform.
The sea has always big surprises in store, to delight the eyes of the people willing to wait and able to observe; this recalls what R. W. Emerson once said about the sea: “The sea, washing the equator and the poles, offers its perilous aid, and the power and empire that follow it... Beware of me, it says, but if you can hold me, I am the key to all the lands.''

Anna, Giulia, Claudio and Nino

Following link is for participants of this week's expedition, showing the ship's route, pictures of some of the sightings and of some moments of the cruise which were memorable (or even not so...)

Ai partecipanti al turno รจ dedicato uno spazio con il percorso effettuato durante la settimana, le foto di alcuni avvistamenti e qualche immagine dei momenti da ricordare - importanti e non.


Anonymous said...

"click click click ... this is Matteo clicking to you! Thank you for the wonderful experience we shared ... click click click"
Matteo ;-)

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