Trip #9 – Our last trip of the field season was unfortunately interrupted by the “Indecisive Blob” as I came to not-so-affectionately call it for the last 3 weeks. Formerly Invest 99L, this tropical system finally became Hurricane Hermine Late August and is still affecting the New England Coast as I write this blog. Projected to hit the Bahamas and then South Florida we made the painful call to come back after only 4 days in the field. Better safe than sorry (for sure), our understanding passengers got a brief glimpse of the spotted dolphins before we left the Bahamas. Luckily most had travel insurance (which we always recommend) so we hope to see them back next year!
Dr. Denise Herzing, Research Director