I am writing these lines in flight from Sea Lion Island back to Stanley – time in Paradise has flown by! We managed to do some very good collections by snorkelling at the Gulch yesterday (a site that is used for unloading cargo for the island) and off the NW tip today. This extended weekend on Sea Lion Island was the overture for our 2-month campaign exploring the Falklands Seaweed Flora. We all know that pretty hard work will follow now; staying in a nice lodge on an island full of penguins, seals and other amazing wildlife is not exactly representative of what such expeditions are like.
Frithjof Kuepper at the Gulch (Sea Lion Island) with some interesting algae specimens