Posted by: luisginillo | April 5, 2013

Practise makes perfect

After sailing 25 miles out from Torrevieja over night in attempt to be in the hotspot for loggerhead turtles at first light, the weather remained against us. Yet our team of 10 people, representing 8 nationalities, had an extremely productive day practising turtle survey techniques. Each team member was trained to take on the vital roles involved such as logging the data, spotting the turtle, launching and driving the RIB, capturing and releasing the turtle etc. We are now fully prepared to deploy the Crittercams and are keeping our fingers crossed that the weather will allow us!

A break in the sea conditions, allows Gregory Marshall from National Geographic the chance to film the boat from the RIB.

A break in the sea conditions allows Gregory Marshall, from National Geographic, the chance to film the boat.

Almudena, who joined us from KAI in Torreviaje, and Francoise keep a look out for turtles and cetaceans.

Almudena, who joined us from KAI in Torrevieja, and Francoise keep a look out for turtles and cetaceans.

The Luis Ginillo.

The Luis Ginillo.

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