The first group of researchers have arrived in Manila, with most research expeditions comes a need for permits. While Dr. Gosliner was out arranging the necessary paperwork, Dr. Catania, Dr. Van Syoc, Dr. Piotrowski, V. Knutson, and myself ventured into the bustling metropolis of Manila to secure a local cell phone, we made a stop at the local supermarket and found some interesting specimens to add to our collection:
Catania and Knutson dig deeper…
And then onto the “wet” section…
Now time to get our DAN Emergency Oxygen units filled.
Finally a parting shot of the Jeepney we may utilize next as our means of transport to Batangas
Thank you to everyone involved for making this happen, more posts on the diving side to come over the next few days as we get wet!
Diving Safety Officer
California Academy of Sciences