We started our morning by talking about ethograms, with DCP’s as a reference, and our ideas for our individual projects. Our special guest arrived mid-morning: Dr. Radhika Makecha. After welcoming her, we practiced our photo-ID – it is exciting to think that even we might be able to recognize a few individuals, when we finally get to meet them! We’re being patient…
During our morning break, the girls headed to the beach to enjoy the sunshine that had finally emerged. We did not get rained on! As we’re exploring the island a bit more each day, we are meeting more locals (one of whom inspired the title of this report). We left the dock and looked for dolphins on our way to snorkel “The Bimini Road” (aka “Atlantis”). Most of us think that it is natural (“just some rocks”), but some of us are open to the idea that it might be manmade. The highlight of our snorkel trip was a turtle – possibly a hawksbill turtle (visibility wasn’t so great) – and we also saw a barracuda, grouper and a southern stingray. As the boat was preparing to dock, one of us saw an eagle ray leap out of the water and we all turned in time to see the splash. Plus, we saw a float plane land in the harbor – right next to the boat!
Dinner tonight was a cookout at the marina followed by ice cream and the film, DOLPHINS.
Until next time,
“Bobby & The Bimini Babes” (SHU 2013)