Trip 2 (from May 22-May30th) started out a little rough. We left late from the dock in hopes that the wind would die down and make our crossing easier. This was not the case. Unfortunately, most of the interns got a good dose of seasickness along the way — welcome
Words and Photos By Bethany Augliere On May 8, the Wild Dolphin Project boarded our research vessel Stenella to head over to our study area off Grand Bahama Island. We had Northeast winds and about 3 to 4 foot waves, which made for a slightly bumpy crossing.
By Bethany Augliere Cassie Volker spends her summer living on a boat in the Bahamas studying wild dolphins. But 10 years ago, she thought she’d be working as a pharmacist. Volker grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio playing soccer and taking frequent trips to the nearby zoo, which fostered
Last trip of 2017 –Bethany Augliere Where did the summer go? The field season always seems to fly by, and this summer was no different. Our last trip went well, with great weather and several spotted dolphin encounters. All week long, we celebrated the birthday of our founder and research
Trip 8 (August 15th – August 23rd) Well, it’s mid-August and the water is about 88 degrees F, a typical summer day in the Bahamas. It’s a reunion trip with previous Board members onboard, and a special guest, Carl Safina. Well known for his writing and animal advocacy, Carl came
Trip #2017-07 (August 1st – August 9th) For the first part of Trip 7,we spent our time surveying off of Grand Bahama Island, searching for the elusive southern cluster. While we didn’t find them, we did come across a group of feeding bottlenose dolphins. Sommer Kuhn, a graduate student with
Trip 6: July 18 — July 27 After enduring some rough weather earlier in the season, Trip 6 of our 2017 field season was a dream! We ran into part of our Southern group near Grand Bahama- Naia was with her little calf Nala, accompanied by Venti, Flotsam and Vivid. Down in Bimini