Ibiza Channel

Oceana focused primarily on two seamounts, Nao Mound and Morrot de Formentera. In the former, we found deep gorgonian gardens and crustaceans of commercial interest, while Morrot boasted an abundance of fish and the presence of ancient cold water coral reefs. Both seamounts host  habitats and species that are subject to protection under laws currently … Read more

2005-2015: Twenty expeditions in just one decade

What is the best month to go on an expedition? Well, that depends on where you want to go and what you want to see. If you check Oceana in Europe’s website or our recently launched story map, you’ll discover the answer is actually any month – apart from December. Since 2005, we have organised … Read more

Oceana creates an interactive 3D tool to plunge into the Ibiza Channel

The project, in collaboration with Fundación Biodiversidad, includes its description, cartography, virtual flight, and archiving in Google Earth. Oceana has created a 3D interactive tool with photographs and videos of the Nao Mound and the Formentera Morrot seamounts, in the Ibiza Channel. This instrument is a huge advance in knowledge of these elevations, as hardly … Read more

Ibiza Channel: Learn More

  The revision of the images recorded by the ROV let us identify around 100 species, where some are threatened and others are of trade interest. To this list we must add many other species  still unidentified. The analysis process has provided many data of scientific interest that help completing the very first impressions obtained … Read more

Ibiza Channel: Overview

The seamounts of the Ibiza Channel are virtually unexplored. Until very recently only geological data existed of these elevations, which are distributed between the Balearic Islands and the Valencian coast. Oceana captured the first images of life on these seamounts, and contributed data to the Spanish Inventory of Natural Heritage and Biodiversity, in collaboration with … Read more