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June 3, 2015

There is life in the mud

BY: Yaiza Santana




My name’s Yaiza and I’m working as a marine scientist on the Oceana Ranger. My main roles on the boat are to support navigation and repairs, particularly the manoeuvres with the ROV. We’ve moored in Sagunto, Valencia, passing through Burriana and Barcelona, before venturing towards the Menorca channel and arriving in Tunisia four days later. The navigations went really well and, although some days the weather was rough, by reefing the sails and keeping a close watch on the weather we were able to ride out the storm without too many problems. We’re currently in Gozo, where we’ll be spending two months. For the moment we’ve only observed the muddy ecosystems, but the life we’ve been able to see in those depths never ceases to amaze me. We’ll keep you updated, but for now we’re heading back to port after a mellow day’s work on a calm sea.

© OCEANA / Carlos Minguell

© OCEANA / Carlos Minguell