8th Trip of 2018

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

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7th Trip of 2017

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

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6th Trip of 2017

Trip 6:  July 18 — July 27 By Liah McPherson 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

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5th Trip of 2017

Trip #5 (July 4th – July 13th) We spent most of our time in Bimini this trip, and lots of new calves and pregnant females are around these days.  It’s always critical to track individuals every season and this includes who is pregnant and who shows up with a calf. 

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4th Trip of 2017

Trip 2017-04 (June 20th – June 29th) What is the most difficult part of studying dolphin acoustic communication you ask?  Well, it’s really quite difficult to determine who is vocalizing on the underwater video.  Because we are in the water and swim along with the dolphins as they are behaving,

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3rd Trip of 2017

Trip 3 (June 6th – 15th) Crossing the Gulf Stream ahead of a front line entering Florida we knew we might be in for a stormy trip.  Indeed, we had to take shelter for two days in the protection of the West End harbor.  Although summer is our best time

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2nd Trip of 2017

Trip 2017-02:  May 23 — May 31 By Liah McPherson Though our second trip of the season began with a day of stormy weather, the wind soon died down and before long we were heading south to Bimini!  Five great interns joined us for the trip, and everyone enjoyed stopping at

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1st Trip of 2017

Trip #2017-01 It’s early May and we begin our 32nd consecutive field season with the spotted dolphins in the Bahamas. Flat as glass and with a mirror reflection, our first two days on the boat were remarkable.  One hardly had to jump in the water to see be able to

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9th Trip of 2016

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

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8th Trip of 2016

Trip 8 (August 9th – 18th) started of with a sighting of a mixed-group of bottlenose dolphins and two young Atlantic spotted dolphins. These were some familiar bottlenose dolphins that included Koala, Comet, Crane, and Batman. These adults are all female except for Batman. Crane was with her new calf

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