It is busy here in many ways. Keith is going to Quebec City, Canada in early October to present a poster session on creating a skeletal display from a stranded sperm whale at the biennial Biology of Marine Mammals Conference. This is the poster.
To see a legible version of the Bonehenge Poster go to bonehenge.org and click on ‘Bonehenge Updates’ on the front page and then on ‘bonehenge Poster’.
We’ve been out on the boat doing Photo ID often in the last weeks. As is pretty typical of September we have seen some larger groups of dolphins in the estuary and in the ocean, primarily adults but a few calves. They have often been in shallow water and have seemed very energetic. We too have felt more energetic as the intense heat and humidity have lessened. These are photos from these sightings.
The dolphins were swimming under the boat, around the boat, away from the boat and toward the boat, with each other and separately. They would zoom around and then slow down and stop. They didn’t seem to be feeding. Since they are so fast,
some of the pictures are just after the ‘perfect moment’.
photos by Keith Rittmaster
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