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Blog Posts by: Floris Bennema

Something changed. After many days of studying silty sea beds we now reached the Klaverbank. It’s great to look at the live underwater coverage of rocks and pebbles again. Large dead man’s fingers, edible crabs, sponges and other hard substrate species come by. For me, as a Dutch biologist, this area always fascinated me and now I am here seeing it!

Another change is harder to notice, there’s a subtle nervousness in the air.  After so many days at sea the expedition is reaching an end. The crew is still working hard but their thoughts are turning. Home is in the air!

Allow me to me introduce myself. My name is Floris and I’m the other volunteer from the Netherlands’ Anemoon foundation and I’ve come onboard for the last two weeks of the expedition. I can’t say I am one of the youngest here but it is my first time on such an expedition. What strikes me most is this community of friendly and highly specialized people on-board. Being a biologist I am interested most in the biological work carried out by Cecilie and Hanna.