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Testimony of Evelyne for the mission Expeditions in the Pelagos sanctuary: study of Cetaceans and Biodiversity, France

10 days of mission in September 2017

My participation

My days were divided into several quarters. There were the quarters of observation, the quarters of kitchen, the quarters of crockery and finally the quarters of households. On nights spent at sea, I also did night shifts: stay awake on the deck to avoid collisions with other boats. The days lasted from 8h30 in the morning (approximately) to 18h (approximately) with plenty of time to rest.

My expectations

I really enjoyed my stay. I did not think of seeing so many fin whales and dolphins! Life on a sailboat in a small committee suits me as well. The most important thing was I knew more or less what was waiting for me and I was not disappointed!

My advice

I will advise the future volunteers to arm themselves with a patient, you can see nothing but it is the magic of nature. To see nothing is also a given but surely we all prefer to see and I first!
Listen to the eco-guide which is a mine of information!
Basically, enjoy every moment and "forget" his cell phone!

What I retain

A more in-depth knowledge of cetaceans and in particular those that can be seen in the Mediterranean.

My assets

Better water management and the manufacture of natural cleaning products!

The Cetaceans mission Pelagos, France

Pelagos Cetacean, France
These sailing expeditions aim to study the marine biodiversity of the open sea in the Mediterranean Sea, in the Pelagos marine mammal sanctuary. The crew records and ...
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