A Brand New Research Program

in Honduras, at the Roatan Institute of Marine Sciences This weekend is spent packing gear and supplies for a 6 week field season to Roatan Island, 27 miles north of Honduras. We will be staying at Anthony's Key Resort studying the 16 bottlenose dolphins at the Roatan Institute of Marine Sciences (RIMS). The dolphins range in age from less than one year to ~25 yrs old.

Buster was very curious about the hydrophone flexibility Today the dolphins were loud and active and mobile. Buster has been doing open water dives and might be feeling his oats. We are not really sure what was going on with Rita when she burst swam past Kathleen but this swim included a few leaps. Luckily she was just far enough away from Kathleen.
The wind picked up in the latter part of our afternoon session creating a silty and not good underwater visbility situation. Hard to film something that you cannot really see.