Field surveys in the Azores found marine forests in more than 40 sites and more than 200 samples where collected for genetic analyses.
“I had an amazing time and who would have thought that field work can be so much fun.” Nuri Steinmann
He spent a week on Faial (Azores islands) sampling marine algae. After days full of scuba diving, freediving, snorkling and walking around the intertidal zone, he found most algae species hes was looking for.
"Not that easy when everyone else here is looking for whales, dolphins or sharks. Even though, algae appear not as charismatic as whales or sharks, finding them is a lot of fun.”