If in five days at sea you happen to meet five of the six species of cetaceans that are regularly observed in the Pelagos Sanctuary, you can just consider yourself really lucky. If, then, you also think of a group of six Cuvier's beaked whales at the surface, followed by two fin whales and one hundred long-finned pilot whales at sunset, it becomes very difficult to express the emotions that the 15th week of research has gifted the crew on board the Pelagos R/V with. The usual striped dolphins have accompanied the crew all during the voyage and two sperm whales, "Benno" and "Fede", old Tethys friends, have been tracked and observed resting at the surface. What else to add to such a wonderful week?
Alessandra, Monica, 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 è 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.