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Bye Bye Bahamas!

We started our last day in the Bahamas with a slightly melancholic packing session. It has been an amazing 10 days and no one was quite ready to leave. Before our departure from Abaco however, we all wanted to squeeze…

Data Deep Dive

We awoke on Saturday morning, sun peeking through the blinds of Pete & Gay’s and a much welcomed breeze passing through the nearby dock. Another warm, hearty breakfast of scrambled eggs and, now a trip staple, homemade…

Dolphin Research in The Bahamas

Why are we studying these dolphins? A devastating category 5 (the strongest category) hurricane, Dorian, hit Abaco in 2019, with the eye of the hurricane hitting Marsh Harbour for 12 hours. Sadly, this hurricane…

Searching at Sandy Point: Day 2

If you told me that Abaco has a different sun from every other place on this earth, I would believe you. From the moment it rose that morning and greeted us with its warm rays, I think it somehow knew that the rest of…

Searching at Sandy Point: Day 1

The day started out early as we packed up and headed out from Friends of the Environment, in Marsh Harbour, to make our journey to Sandy Point where we are spending the rest of the trip. It was a 50-minute drive, and…

The Sea of Abaco: Day 4

Day 4 in The Sea of Abaco began with a beautiful morning in the Marsh Harbour marina. Half of the group set off for a half-day on the boat to retrieve the acoustic recorder deployed at Sandy Cay on the first day, enjoy…

The Sea of Abaco: Day 3

Finally, we found dolphins! Today we all had our fingers crossed for dolphin sightings! The harbour master (Tom) had told us the day before that a dolphin had been sighted within the harbour. So, group 1 (Julie,…

Underwater Soundscapes

Soundscape ecology is the study of habitats through understanding the unique collection of sounds heard within them. A soundscape is the union of ambient biological, geophysical, and anthropogenic noise associated with…

The Sea of Abaco: Day 2

Boat group one had a bright and early start this morning as we set off to meet Charlotte and Diane at the marina at 8am. We applied plentiful amounts of sunscreen, loaded the boat, and headed north to try and find…