My trip to Dolphin Encounters was only four days this month, but it was very productive and yielded more almost 3.5 hours of data. It was great to see the dolphins again and to record their behavior and interactions. In between my data collection sessions with the dolphins I had the opportunity to watch the sea lions and sea turtle. I even saw a few of the blue crabs feeding on algae. The sea lions were hilarious – very funny and boisterous!
I look forward to my return to Dolphin Encounters in 2010 to continue DCP’s observations of the dolphins and to learn more about their behaviors. I’ll include a bit more of a summary of our data collection sessionin the next issue of the Dolphin Gazette – due in early December!