A long day, but a great swim

Today began with a guest talk to Shedd Aquarium’s high school marine biology field program. I shared details about DCP, the dolphins and how I came to be in this field. Soon after, I met up with the 2009 summer interns, Alexis and Vicki, who arrived on Bimini this morning. Stay tuned for field reports from them! 

Then, at about 1300 the phone rang with news of a 1600 dolphin swim. I pulled together my gear and headed down to the dock. The afternoon began with a strong east wind, but it wasn’t too bad in the dolphin grounds. At 1540, the dolphins appeared! A group of 5 juveniles – Nemo (#76), Leslie (#80), Tilly (#87) and un-named #88 and #89. After a 30 minutes swim, we headed back toward the island. The seas were calming and before long, White Blotch (#29) and her juvenile calf (#94) were on the bow. We also got a quick glimpse of un-named #43. What a day! 

Another trip tomorrow,