Oceanographer Xavier Pastor

A photo of oceanographer Xavier Pastor aboard an Oceana research vessel surrounded by ice in the Baltic Sea
© OCEANA Carlos Minguell

Oceanographer and executive director of Oceana Europe, Xavier Pastor, led the Baltic Sea expedition. The crew covered more than 7,000 nautical miles and completed more than 130 dives to collect samples and take underwater video and photos. This documentation will help the team prepare proposals for new marine protected areas or the extension of existing ones. See other Baltic Sea images in a photo gallery of Oceana's 2011 expedition.