Another morning spent at the beach surveying algae with quadrat frames. Despite a chilly weather I managed to get the job done and to recognise on the spot most of them! Those species that were unknown were instead took to the lab for identification with guides.
Today I serviced loggers in the final shore of this block of fieldwork trips. With its characteristic cover of oysters, Royan is quite different compared to the other shores in our European network of loggers. Work was complicated by a constant drizzle, but not too much. The oysters cover a lot of the substrate, making it quite hard to pinpoint… Read more »
After begging the ferry officials to let me be among the first to exit upon arrival, they were kind enough to let me be the very first! This allowed a swift passage through border control, and ensured that I could arrive at the shore (which was 300 km away from the port) just a few minutes after low tide. Work… Read more »
Great day in Buarcos monitoring the midshore intertidal species!
Hi, today we briefly entered the French territory to service and deploy some more loggers Some perspectives of the amazing shore at Biarritz Here’s how it looks like to service the loggers in a touristic location … the only problem is not having any opportunity to swim… it’s time to return to Portugal 🙁 See you in an year, Biarritz!
This is probably one of the prettier shores we have the luck to work on. And here are two nice little fellas that were deployed in this shore Tomorrow is the turn of Biarritz, France. Too bad the weather isn’t sunnier 🙁
A shot of beautiful central Portugal where I went yesterday to service temperature loggers and recording intertidal species from rocky shores. This is Baleal. And tomorrow Buarcos!
Today it was Wembury’s turn. Some loggers were damaged, but I managed to get the data I came for. In the end it all went well, and I even got some friends saying hello! Now on back to France…
And during the same low tide, temperature loggers in northern France were also being serviced. Now it’s time to cross the Channel!
Today we started the annual field season to service and replace the damaged loggers on our European sensor network. Here’s a picture from northern Spain featuring dinosaur footprints in the background and a robolimpet in the foreground.