We are participating in a COST action (Marcons), discussing the importance of thermal refugia for the impacts of climate change.
Back to our quadrat surveys, this time at Cape Touriñan, in Galicia, Spain. Towards the south, the dominance of macro-algae is now just a memory, but here it is still possible to see these magnificent algae belts! More brown and red algae to feast your eyes 🙂 There was still time for robolimpet deployment:
On the 23rd of June we finished our Summer 2017 survey for the project Reehab. Here you can see Rui taking notes on the percentage of cover of Sabellaria alveolata in one of the five 5x5m permanent quadrats in Buarcos, Figueira da Foz, central Portugal. Even though this location is known for having some of the most impressive S. alveolata reefs… Read more »
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 »