Spanish model Almudena Fernandez has decided to join us onboard for the first week of the expedition as we travel down and around the Florida Keys. Almudena is a huge Oceana supporter and spent the day recording PSAs about the expedition.
Oceana staff also became familiar with the onboard crane today, which will be used to load and unload the smaller boats while at sea. This process can only happen when the water is extremely calm. If the boats begin to rock, it creates a very dangerous situation for everyone involved.
Meanwhile, the science team continued working behind-the-scenes on various preparations, including the capability to refill the scuba diving tanks onboard.