Saturday, June 25, 2011

Another beautiful sunny day in São Miguel.. And we can know be sure that summer is here to stay as yesterday the Atlantic spotted dolphins arrived! We only see this species during the summer months when the water is warmer, usually 20ºC or above, so it's very exciting to have our first sighting.

We also had a reminder of how careful we should be with our litter when we recently came across an immature loggerhead turtle with a plastic bag wrapped around its flipper. Luckily for this individual we were able to stop and remove the rubbish but many turtles aren't so fortunate - rubbish in the oceans, especially plastic, can be incredibly dangerous to marine life. It was an opportunity to remind everyone on board of the importance of reducing, reusing and recycling our waste before this little guy was happily released back into the water to continue basking in the sunshine..

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