Finally got back from my meeting minus a piece of luggage or two. Unfortunately the trip came with a shocking reality of anthropogenic effects on marine systems. Before I headed to Tenerife in the Canary Islands, I asked around and searched online to find some localities to snorkel while I was there. Myself and two close friends loaded up in a rental car and went off to visit the sites on my list. These sites were 4 years ago the best in snorkeling the island had to offer. Unfortunately today, they are degraded coastal systems dominated by sewer runoff, resorts, industry, and trash. The island of Tenerife ~800 sq. miles has a population approaching 1 million and recieves over 9 million guests a year.
To other news, last weeks deep-sea happenings…
- Scientists discover undersea lava plateau
- Mission accomplished: Hatfield scientists return from Atlantic
- Unbidden Guests Of The Black Sea
- Scientists to study methane off coast
- Nautilus expands seabed stakes to Fiji, Tonga
- And finally something to help me construct my own submersible