MARINE RESEARCH AND CONSERVATION IN THE BALEARICS
THE BONNIE LASS CHARTERS TEAM ARE STRONGLY COMMITTED TO PROTECTING THE BEAUTY OF OUR SURROUNDING NATURAL ENVIRONMENT. WHEN NOT CHARTERING, WE ENDEAVOUR TO DO WHAT WE CAN TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE
Coming soon… Support vessel for Asociación Ondine in the 2017 Isla Dragonera Marine Survey.
Illa Del Toro Marine Reserve Cleanup 2016
The BONNIE LASS CHARTERS team and Soller Divers volunteered their services to support the Dos Manos El Toro cleanup. Working together with a group of volunteers, Asociación Ondine members, Mar Balear and with the support of the local government and Port Adriano marineros, the team collected and recycled over 80kg of plastic and debris found on the shoreline and along the seabed.
Stingray Survey 2015
In May 2015, Bonnie Lass operated as research vessel for Ondine's team of divers and marine biologists. The objectives of the 2015 survey were to define nursery areas and habitat of the sting rays during mating season, determine movement patterns of their population, calculate the growth rate of individuals and confirm annual use and re-use of nursery area by individual rays.
Stingray Survey 2014
In May 2014 we volunteered Bonnie Lass as a research vessel, co-ordinating with Asociación Ondine in an ongoing study of a local population of Common Stingrays in the Badia de Palma marine reserve. The project was a success and a total of 135 stingrays were caught, tagged and released back into the wild. Filming on board was David Diley of Scarlet View Media, who has charted Ondine's work in the internationally acclaimed "Ray of Light" and "Ray of Light II" documentaries.
"HOW CAN I HELP?"
Please help us preserve Mallorca's beautiful coastline to ensure it remains unspoiled for future generations.
For more information and a few ways to support local projects in the Balearics please visit:
Asociación Ondine (support us)
Amics de la Terra, Mallorca (be aware)
Dos Manos, Mallorca (get involved)
The Seabin Project (learn more)