On-board Diary: Avilés Canyon, southern area
Author: Ana de la Torriente
Date: June 28, 2008
Today, we tried to find the white coral again. The current has made it impossible to combine the movement of the boat with the current at 200 meters depth, where the ROV was located. The boat would continuously be dragged away from the ROV and it was impossible to follow the route we had planned. We carry out two dives, without success.
In the afternoon, in Erbosa Island, north of Peñas Cape, the divers film the seabeds and find a large amount of abandoned fishing gear. We knew this would happen because we saw fishing gear set around the whole perimeter of the island. The seabeds do not harbour much life, only small algae, very few fish and other species.
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