In our first immersion today at more than 900 meters deep we found a group of deep-sea sharks.
We explored some volcanic pinnacles near Emile Baudot. Back in 2013 we found stony sponges in a seamount in Gulf of Valencia, now we could see them here. This is the second time these sponges are ever documented in the Mediterranean Sea in addition to just a few of them that have been sighted in the rest of the world.
The sea was quite rough, the waves broke against the vessel´s hulls and the water splashed us once and over again; we took the equipment out to the surface after quite a busy and hard day; everything remained silence while we headed to the next point of immersion.