Hello from Bimini! I’m sorry it has been so long since I have written! Unfortunately, the internet has been down for over a week, but thankfully Bimini Undersea has service and is happy to share….
The UNB course was a huge success! We had a lot of firsts and I am sure the dolphins spoiled the students. In 5 trips, we saw mixed species groups almost every day! And the mixed groups were large with at least 10 individuals of each species. We saw un-named #25 with calf, un-named #24, Split Jaw (#22), Leslie (#80) and likely Vincent (#11). More ID’s will likely be made once the remaining photos and video are processed.
The students were also able to see more than just dolphins. They snorkeled at “3 Sisters” and “Bimini Road,” observed two loggerhead turtles mating and experienced southern sting rays at “Honeymoon Harbor.” With lectures and photo-ID labs each morning and films in the evening, our days were very busy! The group departed on Thursday morning and will be missed. Thank you all!
On Saturday another dolphin trip surfaced, but unfortunately no dolphins did. The weather was absolutely fantastic though, so it was a nice boat ride! It may be a slow couple of weeks for boat time, but I’ll keep you updated. In the meantime, be sure to keep tabs on Kathleen in Roatan!
Until next time,