This our last day at sea before we arrive at the incredible Falkland Islands, was spent soaking up more detailed information from our expedition staff on a variety of subjects relevant to our expedition. The weather improved today, with no rain and some sun. This brought out many to enjoy the fresh, clean air of the South Atlantic and to observe the wildlife passing by. The remarkably calm conditions continued for a fourth day with the sea looking more like an inland lake!
In the afternoon we sailed by a southern ocean long-liner fishing probably for Patagonian Toothfish. Thousands of albatrosses, Giant Petrels, prions, and storm-petrels milled around the ship attempting to capture the bait on the hooks of the longline. Hundreds of thousands of seabirds die every year as a result of being captured accidentally on longline hooks.