Monaco Explorations Completes First Week of Mission One in Macaronesia

The Monaco Explorations team has been on board the Yersin for one full week. In that time we have welcomed 12 scientists and researchers (3 separate teams) on board, traveling on the sea to their chosen destinations between Island of Madeira and the Desertas Islands.

We have learned about the endangered monk seals and their habitat in the Desertas Islands and the many efforts made to protect them. We have been out to sea for hours to observe dolphins, whales, and Cory’s Shearwaters. We have collected samples from the sea floor at various depths and those samples have already been sorted, catalogued and preserved and are under a microscope in the lab of our visiting scientists.

Read more about our first week on our blog.