|Spring temperatures haven't reached the foggy North Sea yet (Photo: Neil Golding).|
We’ve also had several more visitors joining our journey on board, the most recent and unexpected being a moorhen which turned up yesterday evening while we were in the middle of the North Sea. The moorhens that breed in the UK are resident, but this individual may be a Scandinavian bird, spending its winters in western Europe then crossing the North Sea to return and breed in Norway or Sweden.
|A very camera shy moorhen Gallinula chloropus hitching a lift on the stern (Photo: Neil Golding).|
|The engine room on the lower deck (NB. imagine lots of noise) (JNCC/Cefas).|
|Geeks at sea! (JNCC/Cefas)|
Finally, we would like to thank our colleagues from Cefas for all their hard work on this survey, and the ship’s crew who helped us tremendously and made us feel very welcome aboard ship.