(Editor’s Note: This is the second post in a series of blog posts about the Feb. Cocos Island Expedition to track sea turtles and sharks in order to create a protected science-based swimway that will safeguard endangered marine wildlife during their migrations in the Eastern Tropical Pacific. You can read the first blog here. See the entire series here).
Today I wake up to see the swell of the ocean through my port window, and for the first time in my life wake up to see the sea instead of the sky.
It is early but I get up to see the morning view and watch flying fish sail through the air for 15-30 seconds and then dip back down beneath the wake of our boat.
The ocean is flat, lake like even. In Spanish they say it is ‘tranquilo,’ so both Randall and Todd treat us to early presentations about the history of the organizations – Turtle Island Restoration Network and PRETOMA – and the need for conservation action.
We are told that we will arrive early at Cocos Island – I can’t wait to see it!