Posted by: luisginillo | April 8, 2013

Turtle transect time

An early morning wake-up, a beautiful sunset and a two jars of nutella got the day off to a fantastic start. We picked up anchor and quickly set off to start line transects today. The team got to grips with the busy rota as everyone worked shifts on lookout and data collection. Although unfortuately the wind came up we battled on with the surveys. No turtles as of yet due to the rough conditions but we were followed into Cartagena port by an exciteable pod of bottlenose dolphins. Tomorrow morning another early start and a calm weather forecast should have us on course to find some loggerhead turtles.

The bow at first light.

The bow at first light.

Jeppe securing the RIB to port side.

Jeppe securing the RIB to port side.

 

Kyler filming Ricardo as he takes watch.

Kyler filming Ricardo as he takes watch.

A bottlenose dolphin.

A bottlenose dolphin.

Bottlenose dolphins just outside of Cartagena port.

Bottlenose dolphins just outside of Cartagena port.

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