Today HSH Prince Albert II arrived in Malpelo Island, off the coast of Colombia, accompanied by Patti Londoño Jaramillo, Colombian Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and Admiral Juan Soltau, Head of Maritime Interests for the Colombian Navy. His Serene Highness was first welcomed by the Colombian Navy Officers stationed on the island of Malpelo in the morning, and spent the afternoon at sea. First joining the Megafauna Consortium Team as they set baited cameras, and next meeting with Sandra Bessudo of Fundación Malpelo and her team of divers. Finally HSH Prince Albert came onboard the vessel to hear presentations of the scientific teams about their specific work in Malpelo. HSH Prince Albert will remain on mission for 3 days, participating and observing the scientific teams.