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August 12, 2014

Ses Olives

© OCEANA / Enrique Talledo


Once we reached the station,  it takes the ROV around 40 to 50 minutes to reach 800 meters deep if the sea is not rough. Ses Olives is home to protected species like black corals, in addition the presence of other habitats that hold dead-corals and mollusks reefs justify its protection.

We were in the north, west and southern unknown -until today- sides of the seamount, gathering new data on its biodiversity and taking samples with the ROV´s arm.

Weather conditions kept changing so we had to move to an area closer to the island of Mallorca.