This special expedition was a joint project by Mission Blue foundation led by Sylvia Earle, oceanographer pioneer that needs no introducing and Kip Evans, Ocean First foundation led by Seth Casden and scientists from the Charles Darwin Foundation.
We started our trip at Darwin Island and Wolf Island where we found healthy ecosystems abundant in blacktip sharks, Galapagos sharks, turtles, whale sharks and other pelagic fish. From there we’ve continued to Santa Cruz Island to a recently discovered seamount to collect data about a Kelp forest that’s spreading on top of it. Next destination was Punta Espinosa next to Bolivar canal, an amazing area surrounded with volcanos from all side, where we dove to around 1100ft/330m on a volcanic slope full of colors and corals in which we had encounters with chimaeras, crabs, krill everywhere, batfish, Galapagos sea bass and cod. The last 2 days in Punta Vicente Roca we were lucky to find stingrays, sea lions, and sunfish by the dozens.