Blog & Field Reports

On Tuesday, 25 June, come learn about underwater noise from Dr. Lindy Weilgart. Deep Dive starts at 11:00a ET. Dolphin Lesson follows at 11:50a ET. Click for Meeting IDs. And don't forget the passwords!

We had two really productive, one-week field courses with Colorado State University (CSU) and St. Mary’s University (StMU) with 28 students in total! We conducted 13 sessions of morning observations with underwater video and space use data collection. This yielded ...

Our last morning began with our usual data collection – space use and Kathleen’s underwater video observations as well as surface observations. It was a relatively quiet session from ...

Data, Data, Data!

Of course, we began the day with data collection … and it was relatively quiet (maybe even a tad bit boring) for surface observations and space use data collection. Kathleen agreed, saying the underwater views were similarly quiet. There were numerous ...

Double Dolphin Dare

Today was packed full of dolphins from the morning data collection session to our dolphin encounter and, slightly delayed, swim with dolphins to a lengthy/double platform session where we learned a bit more of what dolphin training involves. It was HOT and ...

Coral Cuties

Our day began, as usual, with dolphin data collection. It was nearly as hot as yesterday but with no breeze and no clouds. The sea was calm and the dolphins were somewhat active in small bouts of leaping activity across the ...

Go with the Waves

We woke to a very calm day but there was a slight breeze that gave a few wavelets. Kathleen mentioned that the current picked up as she was wrapping up data collection. Of course, the session seemed very eventful and several dolphins were ...

Dolphin Four Play

Our first day of data collection went very well and started with an introduction to the pools and where we’d collect data while Kathleen collects underwater video. She was able to collect a bit more than 30 minutes of underwater footage with the two GoPros and ...

Travel and Shift Day!

Our CSU student group left this morning to return home and our St. Mary’s student group arrived on a few different flights and one ferry. Everyone was a tad bit travel ...

Data collection began at 6:15 since we were all in position to conduct space use scans. We did baseline and before sessions and then Kathleen entered the water for observations with the MVA4 and GoPros. John was piloting the drone ...