26/06/2018

Collected samples are put into tubes and carefully labelled before being stored in freezers or refrigerators in the forward hold

26/06/2018

Sample analysis continues in the dry lab

26/06/2018

Time to filter the collected water to discover what's hiding there

26/06/2018

The collector of the high speed net contains plankton samples

26/06/2018

After one hour, the high speed net is brought back aboard the schooner and processing of samples begins

26/06/2018

Time to launch the high speed net to collect plankton and plastic fragments

26/06/2018

Captain Yohann Mucherie supervises the maneuver

26/06/2018

Francois Thil, Nils Haentjens and Stéphane Mazevet raising the sails

26/06/2018

Scientists join sailors to hoist the sails

26/06/2018

First mate Daniel Cron studies the map of the Pacific trash vortex region

26/06/2018

Tara heading towards the Pacific trash vortex (also called the Great Pacific Garbage Patch)

21/06/2018

Sunset on the Pacific

21/06/2018

During this voyage, Tara will traverse the Great Pacific Garbage patch

21/06/2018

Maria-Luiza Pedrotti, CNRS researcher is aboard Tara to study the Great Pacific Garbage Patch

21/06/2018

The high speed net floating at the stern filters surface water

21/06/2018

Time to launch the plankton nets to collect samples

21/06/2018

Safety exercises are performed during navigation

21/06/2018

During their watch, sailors make sure the boat avoids collisions and keep an eye on the weather

21/06/2018

Departure from Honolulu

21/06/2018

In the harbour of Honolulu, Tara prepares for the long voyage to Portland

19/06/2018

Last days of coral sampling in Hawaii before heading for Portland (USA)

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