We are closely monitoring the weather, day and night, to see when it will be possible to head to Portugal, but meanwhile, it’s not looking so good for us here either. At noon a strong wind from the west forced us to cut our day short and pack up quickly after the last dive.
Our strategy for studying Seco de los Olivos this time around was to cover areas that we had had conducted for which we had little to no date, and to revisit particularly interesting areas to bulk up the data we had already accumulated.
We hadn’t planned on working in Seco de los Olivos until October 1, but the storm forced us to turn from our original destination, Portugal, and head for Almerimar 10 days early. Today we conducted the first batch of ROV immersions as part of our contribution to the LIFE + INDEMARES project.