Think Global School students monitor dolphins

KI Dolphin Watch Coordinator Tony Bartram put to sea recently with students from Think Global School who were visiting Kangaroo Island under the auspices of Exceptional KI. The students visited the North Cape sight in two groups and the first group was treated to a wonderful display by the pod in quite trying conditions. Even though conditions worsened, the second group had an even more outstanding experience as the Dashwood Bay pod from further up the coast came visiting, resulting in a close encounter with 50+ local dolphins including some playful juveniles. The students assisted in Dolphin Watch’s data collection efforts with excellent results and declared afterwards “doing Science this way is better than going to an amusement park!” A highlight for all was skipper Andrew Neighbour’s skilful manouvering of “Island Explorer” in the less than perfect conditions.