Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.

Lewis Pugh completed his sixth swim of his seven marathon swims during the month of August. His 10 km Arabian Sea swim took him 3 hours 15 minutes. “I’ve never seen so many turtles. Literally hundreds.

We saw green turtles. I should point out the global population of Hawksbill Turtles suffered an 80% reduction in just one decade,” writes Pugh. “The Omani coastline is stunning, yet only 1.3% of their waters are protected. [There is an] urgent need for Marine Protected Areas. Also, thanks to Rabi [shown below] who escorted me and ended up being one of the best skippers I’ve ever had.”

Pugh is en route to successfully completing his Seven Swims In The Seven Seas For 1 Reason: 10 km in the Mediterranean Sea in Monte Carlo, Monaco in 3 hours 33 minutes, 10 km in the Adriatic Sea in Zadar, Croatia in 3 hours 55 minutes, 10 km in the Aegean Sea in Athens, Greece in 3 hours 12 minutes, 10 km in the Black Sea in Istanbul, Turkey in 2 hours 48 minutes, 15 km in the Red Sea in Aqaba, Jordan in 2 hours 57 minutes, 10 km in the Arabian Sea in Rass Al Hadd, Oman in 3 hours 15 minutes, and a planned 100 km stage swim in the North Sea ending in London, United Kingdom.

Photos are courtesy of Kelvin Trautman.

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