Posted by: luisginillo | April 9, 2013

Transects continue

Yesterday evening we were very happy to have once again increased in crew size, with Boris Unger and Christian Lott from the HYDRA Institute based on the Isle of Elba jumping aboard, as well as Ana Tejedor from KAI joining us. We began our day with a very early start but were treated once again to a beautiful sunrise an hour or two out from Cartagena. The day was spent on transect heading west, unfortunately as predicted the wind came up this afternoon and we were unfortunate not to see any turtles. The team however remained in high spirits and were extremely productive, now having our data collecting system run in a very tight operation. We are currently anchoring in Aguilas and will be off bright and early again on the hunt to find some turtles!

Boris and Christian from the HYDRA Insitute begin to load their equipment for sampling the turtles on board in Cartagena yesterday.

Boris and Christian from the HYDRA Insitute begin to load their equipment for sampling the turtles on board in Cartagena yesterday.

Sunrise to the soundtrack of Jack Sparrow.

Sunrise to the soundtrack of Jack Sparrow.

 

On turtle watch from mast and deck.

On turtle watch from mast and deck.

Going through the procedures involved in catching and sampling the turtles to minimise the time spent handling an individual.

Going through the procedures involved in catching and sampling the turtles to minimise the time spent handling an individual.

 

Ana on watch from high up on the mast.

Ana on watch from high up on the mast.

Hyrdophone system being set up by Jeppe.

Hyrdophone system being set up by Jeppe.

 

Esteban showing Ana and Eilidh how to tighten the ropes for the sails using the winch.

Esteban showing Ana and Eilidh how to tighten the ropes for the sails using the winch.

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