Oceana and Blancpain lead an expedition to protect the reefs of the Gulf of Mexico

In October 2020, Blancpain announced its association, as exclusive watch partner, with Oceana, the largest international organization dedicated solely to ocean conservation. As part of the partnership, on August 9th, the two entities are launching the Project Alacranes expedition to explore the depths of two areas, which contain some of the greatest marine wealth in the Gulf of Mexico.

For 15 days, the expedition will travel through Arrecife Alacranes National Park (Scorpion Reef in English), including an area called Bajos del Norte to document the health of their biodiversity and investigate the secrets of the reefs that, due to their distance from the coast, remain almost intact from the effects of human activities. The data collected will be used to create 3D maps of the reefs and enable a census of the species that inhabit them or use this area as part of their migratory routes. The use of a sonar called "Fish Hunter PRO" will provide information on the schools of fish, making it possible to establish parameters for monitoring fish stocks of commercial interest, and to create guidelines for the sustainable management of fishery resources.

Blancpain x Oceana
Blancpain x Oceana
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