[MARMAM] OCEANIC EXPEDITION TO THE SEAMOUNT GORRINGE, ALTANTIC OCEAN

André Cid andre.cid at aimm-portugal.org
Tue Jan 24 12:41:13 PST 2017


*Oceanic Expedition to the Seamount Gorringe*


AIMM - Association for Marine Research (www.aimmportugal.org), in
partnership with Nautilus-Sub Dive Center (www.nautilus-sub.com), is
organizing an expedition to dive in the Gorringe seamount. During this
expedition we will be collecting data scientific date (visual and acoustic
effort) about all the marine mammals and turtles. Gorringe seamount is
about 200 km West of Portugal. This area, a hot spot for marine life in the
middle of the Atlantic Ocean, is a Marine Protect Area (MPA) and part of
Portuguese’s Nature 2000 since 2015.


In this very inaccessible place, you can enjoy its crystal clear waters,
numerous schools of pelagic fish, huge kelp and all the rest of the
biodiversity.
The expedition will take place aboard the Portuguese Navy Vessel, NTM
Creoula, and depart from Lisbon in the beginning of June 2017. During this
a week, you will have the opportunity to participate in the life on board,
help with the daily tasks, participate in various theoretical sessions
about marine mammals and have the change to get-together with a group of
extraordinary people.


There are different possibilities to participate in this expedition: you
can sign as a diver and be a member of one of the diving teams; you could
be an observer in the Marine Mammals research team, or you could be in both
teams.


For registration or more information send a email with a subject "Gorringe
Expedition 2017" to:


André Cid – andre.cid at aimm-portugal.org




*AIMM - Marine Environment Research Association*
www.aimmportugal.org
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