Jul 1, 2013

Common dolphins and buzzards

Finally today the weather was good for recording some data. The strong winds of the last week slowed down and the sea was calm enough to be able to follow the animals.
A very large group of common dolphins was observed busy feeding during the whole morning. Ponta Garça is a good spot to observe also other wildlife species and today few common buzzard were flying just in front of the binoculars in search of prey.

If here the weather is good, it is not the same in Lagos where currently Marc and Alexandre are located with the research boat. They are waiting for better winds to be able to start their navigation all the way to the Azores.

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Jun 28, 2013

Sperm whale and fog

Today another trial to the look out to collect some data. After a really windy week the sea was still rough and the visibility was poor due to fog. It was possible to see the boats out at sea, but the sperm whale sighted once decided to dive and disappear from the sight. 
Hopefully, this weekend the sea will eventually calm down and the visibility will improve. In the meantime we leave you with a photo of a diving sperm whale.

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Jun 24, 2013

Windy days!

Oh well, let's wait for better days to go to the look out spot. Hopefully the wind will change direction and will slow down a bit, for now it seems it will stay like this if not becoming worst during the week. 

Although the weather conditions are not ideal to collect data on the field, the computer work is not missing. The project is proceeding, but for how long? Make this project possible not just for now, but for the next years too. 

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Jun 23, 2013

Navigate with us!

Another morning spent at the look out to observe and record whales and dolphins behaviour. Although there were sperm whales and a group of common dolphins, there were also quite a lot of whitecaps and the visibility was not very good. So it was not easy. The weather conditions are essential in order to collect good data!

We also got more news from Marc and Alexandre. They are crossing the Strait of Gibraltar, they just left the Mediterranean Sea and entered the Atlantic Ocean. Now is all way to the Açores!

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Jun 18, 2013

On the way to the Azores...

Marc and Alexandre are waiting for better weather conditions before starting their navigation to the Azores. The sailing boat equipped to study cetaceans is at the moment in Adra's harbour. 
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Jun 17, 2013

Keep on supporting the whales and dolphins of the Azores!

A big thank you to all who supported and followed us in this adventure! 
You did a lot already, but more is needed in order to keep alive this project

So far we had: 
2,482 visits, 23 funders, $1,285 contributions, 27 followers and 1,182 referrals.

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Jun 10, 2013

One week and going on...

One week! Yes we are out since one week. Things started very slowly, but now they are starting to move. Almost 500$ and people is starting to talk about us! 

757 views, 285 video reproductions and 107 referrals!

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Jun 4, 2013

Our first steps...

It's on! Now it's time to join us in this big adventure.
If you want to support us and be a part of this adventure, check our website. We will post more updates about the campaign!

More info at: http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/protect-the-azorean-cetaceans

May 27, 2013

The final Countdown!

Here we are. These are the last days before the start of our crowdfunding campaign.

Nervous? Yes...a lot, but a very intense campaign is going to start and we expect to have all your support! By now we already have the video, the website, the twitter account and the blog. So not bad at all!

Now we are just finishing with the small details. Soon you will hear more about us!