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September 4, 2009

Grand Canary. Friday, September 4, 2009

©OCEANA/ Carlos Suárez


Last night we set sail from Grand Canary toward Tenerife. The wind among the islands, picking up speed to give us a delightful night of rolling about. From the NE, force 6, and accompanied by a cross sea. I imagine that this time, it wasn’t the soundtrack that hit Indi during the entire voyage.

The crew alternated to stand watch and reach the south of Tenerife where we made a submersion with the ROV; specifically off Punta Rasca. The dive was at Las Galletas.

Off of Los Cristianos, about 2 nautical miles from the shore, we approached so we could document pilot whales (Globicephala macrorhynchus). This species may be sighted on different islands, but right in the coastal waters to the SW of Tenerife, there is a stable population where up to 340 resident individuals have been identified besides other passers-by.

When we finished, we set sail for the San Miguel marina where we will stay tomorrow, which will be a day off.