Mission Macaronesia – Madeira

Madeira: August 20 – September 12

Research Areas:

Monk seal protection and conservation: IFCN Manuel Filipe, Rosa Pires, Paulo Oliveira. Monaco Exploration team will participate in searching for and mapping monk seal habitat areas to reenforce the existing conservation policy

Deep sea fauna: Manuel Biscoito researcher, curator, Museu de historia natural do Funchal,

Marine Protected Area: Visit the Selvagens with the purpose to study ecosystems in a location without interaction between man and nature.

Mammal Communication: Darewin Project will free dive to shoot 360° video and audio of mammal communication for their open source data program