Scientists at work on KI Dolphin Watch

Late in 2010 scientists from the Mitchell / Seuront Laboratories at Flinders University in Adelaide joined volunteers on a field survey to a number of monitoring sites on Kangaroo Island’s North Coast. Professor Laurent Seuront, PhD candidates Nardi Cribb and Coraline Chapperon performed water column tests to underpin Nardi’s habitat research which will incorporate data from Kangaroo Island Dolphin Watch. Discussions regarding substrate types have resulted in current extensive modifications and reformatting of Dolphin Watch data to facilitate this usage. Professor Seuront expressed great interest in the enormous research potential offered by Kangaroo Island’s wild dolphin populations. The benefits of such collaborative effort are many and assist in our efforts towards protection and conservation.