A day at the office

No passengers, no boats dolphin watching mikura island

Another tragedy today. The seas were nice and calm, but there were no tourists on the island. This meant that there were no dolphin trips today. So I stayed at home and worked on various research and data related things. I hired in the help of Mikura’s resident dolphin ID expert: Nana-chan. Nana is an IDoholic. She hasn’t even seen the original Star Wars movies yet – THAT is how busy she has been doing IDs! She was able to fill in the blanks for me on a couple of questionable IDs I had done from the first tape that I went through a few days ago. Thanks Nana!

Well, I suppose one more day at port is not necessarily a tragedy. I did manage to get a lot of work done. I suppose before I nonchalantly use the term ‘tragedy’, I should keep in mind the sagacious words of Jake Houseman: “This is not a tragedy. A tragedy is three men trapped in a mine, or police dogs used in Birmingham.” Or as young Frances Houseman adds: “Monks burning themselves in protest”. Wise words.