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August 2, 2016


BY: Oceana Web



Today, like yesterday, the weather has not been on our side; the waves are big. Fortunately, the Norwegian coast has a multitude of islets and rocks where we can shelter to go diving. On both days we were able to record vast forests of kelp (Laminaria saccorhiza), accompanied with the usual inhabitants found there such as echinoderms, nudibranchs, lots of epiphyte plants living on the leaves of bigger plants.

Every so often we came out of the downwind area to go and see deeper areas that have soft silt so we could take some samples with dredgers. This area meant we had to battle bigger waves that bashed hard against the boat. After we pulled up the dredgers in record time, we raced to shelter.