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The Oceana catamaran finishes its transoceanic expedition

The Oceana catamaran finishes its transoceanic expedition

100 hours of film footage and 7,000 photographs taken.

The Ranger catamaran belonging to the international organisation for the defence of the seas, Oceana, arrived in Mallorca on Wednesday, after six months sailing across the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans. The expedition, headed by Mallorcan oceanographer Xavier Pastor, left Los Angeles at the beginning of January and has travelled 11,000 miles, sailing through the waters of the United States, Mexico, Costa Rica, Panama, Honduras, the Bahamas, Bermuda, the Azores and Portugal. Around a hundred volunteers of various nationalities took part in the expedition, including biologists, underwater camera operators, photographers, and support divers in addition to the catamaranĺs basic crew. During the expedition, some 100 hours of film footage and 7,000 high quality photographs were taken which reflect the wealth of marine biodiversity in the different parts of the world and condemn the devastation being inflicted upon the oceans due to destructive fishing, marine pollution and climate change.

More information: europe.oceana.org

 
Date of publication: 02/07/2005

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