On board Silurian
Silurian is HWDTs research and
Most weeks April through October she is either monitoring
the waters of the west coast of Scotland for whales, dolphins, and
porpoises, or serving as a floating classroom for one of the many Argyll
island primary and secondary schools.
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week and all about the whales, dolphins and porpoises they spot!
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Wednesday 17th May 2006
Wednesday 17th May, 2006
Position: 56°19.200 N 005°35.200 W
Distance surveyed: 8nm
We woke up to the beautiful morning at Oban gazing at the clear sky and the beauty around the port (which was the best thing to do) not sure of the plans for the day since we had the skipper missing till noon on his official assignment. We started our day after our breakfast with teachings on Acoustics by our little lady specialist Susie who did some acoustics herself (quiet an imitation) before we had the privilege of listening to the acoustics of the cetaceans recorded by the research done on them and surely educating ourselves more on God’s beautiful creations living under water. It was an adventurous day with Rob encouraging all of us to reach on top of the boat onto the crow’s nest and it was truly a sense of achievement for all the amateur inmates being on top of Silurian. We had the afternoon free to ourselves to go around the countryside and everybody did steal that opportunity since we had few days of sailing to do on a go. Emi and Sam had the run for the shower at Oban and Joseph taking an extra hour of nap and others filling the wallets before the takeoff. We took off sailing into the beautiful sea doing out sighting assignment and though we did not see any cetaceans but that did not take away the enthusiasm of the inmates as Duncan explained the tide chart and plan of actions for the next day. We ended the day with the sumptuous meal and lots of photo-sessions and laughs too.
Joseph (Percy) George, Team Mate, India.