I am a deep-sea biologist and surfer and my work takes me to interesting corners of the world which is a great opportunity for an amateur photographer
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May 11, 2006
93 days at sea on a job off Jamaica. Mitigating seismic impact on marine mammals.
Russkiy. Igor and Yevgeniy looking tough
Clash of Culture. The oil exploration workers discussing the survey area with teh local fishermen
My home for 93 days. This hunk of rust is the soviet built Akademik Shatskiy which as its name suggests was a load of shatskiy
Squalor. Here my colleague Greg and I are situated in our soviet cabin with our laptops hooked up to the hydrophones in the night with the p
Sperm Blow. This freeze frame shows a well concealed sperm whale exhaling with a forward pointing blow which is characteristic of these guys
Pantropicals. Here you can see the main diagnostic feature of a pantrop which is the small white tip on the beak
Pantropical breaching. I was leaning over the bow end of the ship when this pantropical decided to leap through the air whilst bow riding
Pantrop breach. This is a freeze frame of footage of pantrops breaching while bow riding the ship
Sperm whale dorsal fin. As you can see it is pretty hard to make out a sperm whale dorsal fin sometimes and here my collegue managed to get
Short finned pilot whale. Once again it is hard to spot these creatures as often only their dorsal fins are visible
Dove and Swallow. We had tones of these white winged doves and the cliff swallows
Full Safety Gear. This was Bobby the fisheries observer wearing the full saftey drill uniform which was brutal in the heat
Man Overboard Drill. Every friday we had a safety drill and in this case it was a man overboard drill with most of the crew gathered on the
Big Sergei. This was usual attire for the russians when sunning their bleached and grotesque bodies in the caribbean sun
Great Blue Heron.
Me searching for Whales. My collegue and I spent on average 7 hours each every day in the sun scanning for whales dolphins and turtles on be
Barn Swallow. One of the many birds that hitched aride on the ship and somehow survived
FRC boat. The is the Fast Recovery Craft which is used for man overboard rescure and repairs
Scout Boat. The is the ship that went ahead of us to make sure that fishing lines were not snagged
Jah dock worker.
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