The Azores: a tale of whales, seaweeds and drones

It was 10:25 in the morning and my flight was leaving in 5 minutes. “What was going on in your mind?”, I wondered while running at full speed and possibly doing the best workout in my life. Arriving at the gate, I still remember the words echoing in my head: “30 seconds and you would … Continue reading The Azores: a tale of whales, seaweeds and drones

Falkland Islands marine forests: discovering biodiversity in the South Atlantic

Seaweeds are a vital natural resource in the Falkland Islands, a UK Overseas Territory in the southwest Atlantic. The entire coastline of this remote archipelago, which includes nearly 800 separate islands, is fringed by ‘marine forests’ consisting of an extraordinary array of different seaweed species. These seaweed-dominated ecosystems are vital for the functioning of the … Continue reading Falkland Islands marine forests: discovering biodiversity in the South Atlantic