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16 meters deep: Investigating marine life without getting wet! Projeto Navi in Fernando de Noronha.

09 Apr

Projeto Navi - The Navi Project: seeing 16 meters deep!

It’s finally here: the last post on our trip/expedition to the Fernando de Noronha Archipelago.

The husband, an avid and passionate amateur photographer. His wife, yours truly, always being reminded of her background as a Biologist and forever researcher… The perfect combination for venturing with Eng. Leonardo Veras through a private investigation trip along the open ocean waters in Fernando de Noronha.

Eng. Leo Veras takes responsibility for the Navi Project (Projeto Navi), a pioneer experiment at the archipelago – unique, and wonderful!

We were taken to observe the marine life, 16 meters deep, thanks to the ship’s glass bottom, resistant to pressure, high volume and speed. Talk about biology, math, physics, all at once! Lovely and fantastic! We were able to snap several shots, as well as, a couple of videos during our expedition. All 3 images from the Project’s Website (above) are used with permission from the Project’s Coordinator. [We are very thankful to Mr Leonardo Veras for his attention, kindness and, obviously, for the private tour!] All other photographs, (including all the videos to come!) presented below, are part of our family’s personal collection (feel free to use or share them, just remembering to mention the original source!) 😮 Thanks for the interest! 

Fernando de Noronha has caught the imagination of travelers for centuries and many urban myths are associated with this gloriously surreal island. The archipelago is made up of one 11-square-mile chunk of volcanic rock and 20 smaller islands, three degrees south of the equator, 220 miles from Brazil’s north-eastern coast. Fernando de Noronha’s claim to fame is its diverse and rich ecosystem.

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10 responses to “16 meters deep: Investigating marine life without getting wet! Projeto Navi in Fernando de Noronha.

  1. rommel

    April 14, 2012 at 8:24 am

    WOW!!! Did you get on for free as a biologist? That must be expensive for someone who wishes to have that same experience like I do.

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    • 3rdCultureChildren

      April 14, 2012 at 9:00 am

      Rommel – you’re right about some “short-cuts” and price discounts because of my work – for field trips I’m normally entitled half-price for being a school teacher in Brazil… This one, we received as a courtesy from the project coordinator – a personal friend, whose daughter is my TA… 😮 small world. So, generally speaking, sure, the private tour would be impossible, realistically speaking – we were very fortunate and we appreciate opportunities like that. But the Navi Project has several different options of tours, and costs… Definitely worth going and experiencing… Let me know if you’ll have any interest… 😮 Thanks for checking it out, and sharing your impressions… It makes the blogging experience richer and more enjoyable! Have a great weekend! 😮

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  2. greenophilic

    April 10, 2012 at 7:27 am

    Reblogged this on Greenophilic.

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    • 3rdCultureChildren

      April 10, 2012 at 6:04 pm

      just visited yournbeautiful blog! What a treat! Thank you for the mention!

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  3. Gilly Gee

    April 10, 2012 at 2:45 am

    How wonderful!

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    • 3rdCultureChildren

      April 10, 2012 at 6:43 am

      Thank you, Gilly! It sure was! 😮 A truly amazing place, and experience!

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  4. firstandfabulous

    April 9, 2012 at 9:56 am

    I would say I am SO jealous, but I’m practicing not to exhibit that characteristic 🙂
    So I will say thank you for sharing these amazing photo! The dolphins! Oh man! I love those the most.

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    • 3rdCultureChildren

      April 9, 2012 at 2:11 pm

      Thank you, thank you! I posted a couple of weeks back, a real-time video from the spinning dolphins… pretty fantastic… incredible… greetings from Brazil (but, no need to be jealous… just enjoy the images! :o) Take care!

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