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May 28, 2016

Escaping the wind

BY: Silvia García


OCEANA / Carlos Minguell © LIFE BaĦAR for N2K


It’s been a choppy day today. We saw the bad weather coming in but we still took the risk of going out ten nautical miles early on this morning, at 6am, to fully make the most of the few hours available before the forecasted winds arrived. After an hour of transect along the bed with the robot, we were forced to bring it on board and find shelter, mid-morning, with the whole day ahead of us.

Therefore, we headed into a bay to the west of the island of Malta in order to document the sandbanks, another of the target objectives in this project with a contentious definition with regard to Mediterranean waters.