By Liah McPherson We began Trip 5 of our field season on the Little Bahama Bank, off Grand Bahama Island, retrieving the acoustic receivers that were deployed on Trip 3 and looking for the elusive spotted dolphins in that region. (To learn more about these receivers check out
Writing and Photos By Bethany Augliere I’ll just start by saying that Trip 4 was fantastic! We had spectacular weather, amazing dolphin encounters, and a great group of people. Grand Bahama Island On our crossing over to Grand Bahama Island, some of the crew onboard saw false killer
OUR FIRST PASSIVE ACOUSTIC DATA EMERGES: One month-ago we deployed our first E.A.R. which is a passive acoustic recording device (read the blog here). This trip we retrieved both units to download one month’s worth of data. Although covered slightly with sand and sporting some algae growth, both units were
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
Watch the deployment on YouTube: https://youtu.be/IWNKRhyO5GI Researchers all over the world have turned to Passive Acoustic Monitoring (P.A.M.) as a technique to record underwater audio signals from marine mammals. PAM systems are typically deployed and sit on the bottom or hang in the water column attached to the bottom at various
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