Oct 21 and 22, 2016 (Video available here) On October 6th Hurricane Matthew went through the northern Bahamas as a Category 4 storm (winds 145 mph). As I huddled with friends in a shuttered house in Palm Beach county, the storm was raging through Nassau, Andros Island, and finally making
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
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
7th Trip of 2016
Trip 7 Blog – by Alyson Myers PhD Candidate, Florida Atlantic University We had a mild crossing to West End, Grand Bahama and anchored at Sandy Cay for the night. Early the next day we ran into a lively group of bottlenose dolphins crater feeding. A large nurse shark
6th Trip of 2016
Trip 6 (July 12th – 20th) It’s a BOY? GIRL? Well it’s a Fourth Generation!! An exciting start to Trip 6, we were able to observe a small pod of pantropical spotted dolphins, Stenella attenuata, in the Gulf Stream, on our way over to the Bahamas. Although this species has
5th Trip of 2016
Trip 5 (June 28th – July 6th) On our last CHAT trip of the season we had a small group of board members: Chris Traughber, and Anne Earhart. Our long-term friend Gail Traughber was also cooking up great food all day for the hard working crew. Georgia Tech support team
4th Trip of 2016
Trip 4 (June 14th – 23rd) This was our second CHAT trip of the field season. Onboard were my long-term colleagues Dr. Adam Pack and Dr. Matthias Hoffman-Kuhnt. Adam is one of the leading dolphin cognitive researchers in the world and has been involved in our two-way work since 1998.
3rd Trip of 2016
Trip 3 (May 31st to June 6th) started our first CHAT trip of the season. The CHAT trips are in-house colleague trips where we focus on our underwater computer system. Onboard were Dr. Thad Starner, Celeste Mason, and Chad Ramsey from Georgia Institute of Technology. This year we were transitioning
2nd Trip of 2016
The Wild Dolphin Project affords young scientists the opportunity to experience, first hand, research out in the field. For this trip, we had 7 interns out working with us on the Stenella. They came from all over: Canada, Florida, Tennessee, and Illinois. The intern spots are also supported by the
First trip of 2016!
Our 32nd year in the field and some very BIG NEWS! Well, it’s May and as it often is in the spring, a bit windy and chilling. Crossing the Gulf Stream to the Bahamas was a bit lumpy but after 6 hours we arrived to clear customs in the Bahamas.