On Tuesday 5th April Penneshaw Campus put to sea to undertake field surveys in Hog Bay and surrounding areas. The local dolphin population was readily found in the area from Batesâ€™ landing to Ironstone Cove, where they are sighted on an almost daily basis. Their proximity to the shore allows for ideal land based monitoring opportunities. For the students of Penneshaw it was their first outing on the new KI Marine Adventures vessel “Zeehund” and they appreciated the extra space and particularly the raised observation seat at the stern. Excellent photographic ID work resulted in a number of matches with known catalogued animals as well as identification and cataloguing of some new animals.
Upon their return to Christmas Cove everyone aboard enjoyed a birthday cake to celebrate Dolphin Watchâ€™s 5th Birthday â€“ the second in the campus celebrations after Kingscoteâ€™s on 7th March.