Dr. Steven Purcell, partner in CUMARSUR project funded by FCT, was doing a stay with us during two weeks in June. He shared many hours with us working on Ramalhete, sampling in Ria Formosa and talking about experiments and results of research with our Msc and Phd students and postdocs. He gave us very valuable suggestions and recommendations, and some papers are coming from this stay. He also taught two talks in CCMAR about sea cucumber fisheries and aquaculture. Steven enjoyed and collaborated on several sea cucumber samplings in SE Spain too, we visited Alicante, Murcia and Granada. It was a very useful stay!