My final field season saw the monthly intensive boat-based photo-identification surveys come to an end after two years of data collection. We now concentrate our efforts on collecting theodolite tracking data in both Kealakekua Bay and Kauhako Bay, increasing our focal follow data and continuing to collect more bioacoustic data from our bottom-mounted loggers.
Theodolite, focal follows, acoustic loggers, supervisors, marine mammals a plenty … and it’s not over yet!
Spinner dolphins (listen to audio), false killer whales, rough-toothed dolphins and hammerhead sharks (see the video!)
We have now carried out 21 months of photographic-identification of spinner dolphins off Hawai’i Island. Over the past two months, we have encountered spinners dolphins, false killer whales, rough-toothed dolphins and hammerhead sharks. Read more here…
Aloha from Hawaii Julian Tyne, Krista Nicholson and Lars Bejder are currently in Hawaii participating in field research to support Julian’s PhD research – and Heather Heenehan’s PhD work (from Duke University). Below, is a blog by Heather on the two weeks of research. “Two summers ago I, Heather, came to Hawaii Island as a [...]
We systematically undertake individual photographic identification of Hawaiian spinner dolphins, in four resting bays along the Kona coast.
Today, we headed south from Keauhou and at 8 am when we hit Miloli’i, approximately 7 miles
south of Kauhako Bay.