Tuesday we were unable go on a dolphin trip because it was so windy! All the trees on the island looked like they were growing horizontal; not a good sign for a boat ride. Wednesday began earlier than usual as we met with students from the Shedd Aquarium’s High School Marine Biology program. The students had just seen a group of 7 bottlenose dolphins and were ready with lots of great questions. It was wonderful to spend the morning with such excited, young scientists. Later in the afternoon, we headed out hoping the wind would be a bit more forgiving, and luckily it was slightly better. We set out at about 16:00, but again had to stay close to shore since it was still pretty blustery. At about 17:40 we saw a turtle coming up to breathe! He seemed able to brave the waves. Unfortunately, the turtle was the only animal we saw today. Despite everybody’s positive thinking and binoculars, no dolphins were observed today. Hopefully tomorrow they will all be out to say hello!
Until next time,
Janan, Cat & Kel