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Fish Biodiversity and Marine Biology 

May 2, 2012

Day 3 – Unexpected end.

We are finally here, and the most important piece of equipment onboard, the compressor to fill our scuba tanks, breaks down. It is unfortunate, and we will certainly be more prepared next time. But there are still some things we can do just snorkelling.

Getting ready for our last dive

Getting ready for our last dive. Photo: J.A. Nunes.

Large schools of fish were a common sight.

School of Chubs (Kyphosus sectatrix).

School of Chubs (Kyphosus sectatrix). Photo: J. Agreda.

A sight exclusive to marine protected areas, this school of Dog Snappers (Lutjanus jovu) had more than 100 fish.

A sight exclusive to marine protected areas, this school of Dog Snappers (Lutjanus jocu) had more than 100 fish. Photo: P. Horta.

Sampling a Nurse Shark (Ginglymostoma cirratum). The shark was released after the sample was taken.

Sampling a Nurse Shark (Ginglymostoma cirratum). The shark was released after the sample was taken. Photo: P. Horta.

The cause of our early departure, a failed compressor.

The cause of our early departure, a failed compressor. Photo: C. Cordeiro.

And with that we head back to land!

Saying goodbye to Parcel Manuel Luiz

Saying goodbye to Parcel Manuel Luiz


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