16 July 2012

CSR_9 (July 9th- 15th 2012)

The eighth week in search of whales and dolphins in the waters of the Pelagos Sanctuary was characterized by vile weather and sea conditions. In fact, due to a persistent wind that at times reached 40 knots and swells that reached three meters in height, it has been possible to work at sea only for a day. 
Nevertheless, there have been two sightings, the first of a large group of striped dolphins and the other one of sperm whales. Nevertheless we feel optimistic for the future weeks; the storm will pass and we will certainly be more than ready for another busy week of work at sea
The fishermen know that the sea is dangerous and the storm terrible, but they have never found these dangers sufficient reason for remaining ashore” (Vincent van Gogh)

The CSR Researchers Team, Chiara, Elsa, Brandon 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. 

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