Another beautiful day

The visibility underwater just keeps getting better

Each week, our research team is signed up for 2 swims and 2 encounters with the RIMS dolphins. During these activities, our research volunteers get to touch a dolphin and swim among them. It's an up close and personal interaction. At other, scheduled times during the week, these volunteers help us gather data on the dolphins: they document surface behaviors and use an omni-directional hydrohphone to record sounds during scan samples. the morning data collection was 30 minutes long. Mostly I saw the younger dolphins. Fiona & Ronnie felt the need to bump into me several times. Paya, one adult male, eyed the camera-literally from a few inches away and several times. It was a good session. Till tomorrow, Kathleen