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August 26, 2016


BY: Floris Bennema



Something changed. After many days of studying silty sea beds we now reached the Klaverbank. It’s great to look at the live underwater coverage of rocks and pebbles again. Large dead man’s fingers, edible crabs, sponges and other hard substrate species come by. For me, as a Dutch biologist, this area always fascinated me and now I am here seeing it!

Another change is harder to notice, there’s a subtle nervousness in the air.  After so many days at sea the expedition is reaching an end. The crew is still working hard but their thoughts are turning. Home is in the air!