Blog & Field Reports

Our last data collection session for this month in 2024 was this morning. The underwater visibility was really good! The dolphins were vocal and social underwater but ...

The underwater visibility was EXCEPTIONAL this morning. We saw LOTS of socializing, surfing a boat wake (the speed runs underwater were cool!). Kathleen and Manon experimented with a ...

Wahoo! Yippee!

Those are the positive reinforcement terms we use when getting a dolphin ID correct on the videos!! When we are wrong, we get the buzzer! We started the day ...

Swimming with Dolphins!!

Data collection was conducted partially in the rain this morning! It was just enough rain to make things damp and the data sheets flecked with water. Still, we prevailed. And the morning surface ...

Dancing in the Dark

Our day began ON the water and ended IN the water! We conducted surface and space use data collection around Kathleen’s data collection session. The dolphins were very ...

Into the Deep!

Our morning began as usual with a boat ride to Bailey’s Key for data collection and observations. We had our first space use data collection sessions. It was a relatively ...

First Time for Everything!

This morning was our first dolphin observation session after which we had our first breakfast at AKR. Then we learned about identifying the RIMS dolphins – trying to ID the dolphins for the first time in the video was a challenge. We had our ...

Transition Day!

This morning was CSU’s last early AM data collection session. Blammy met Buzz and Sandy just before Kathleen entered the water for data collection this AM! Otherwise, it was ...

Our morning dawned brightly with very socially active dolphins! We had lots of activity level 4’s this morning during space use data collection! Kathleen had very little empty footage from the morning session and Stan, Tank, Rocky, and Ronnie were up ...

Fish of the Day is Soup

Today was a dolphin-full day! It began with data collection and socially active subgroups zipping across the lagoon – sometimes at the surface and often underwater. Stan, Tank, Ronnie, and Rocky were ...