SA Whale Centre volunteers on Victor Harbor Dolphin Watch

Trying conditions challenged both SA Whale Centre volunteers and Investigator College students on two field surveys in the first week of June, but the results obtained were outstanding. The images gained by both groups led to 16 new animals being identified in the area by Wright Island off Encounter Bay and several animals were recognised from previous field survey work. Once again SA Whale Centre volunteer Nedra Haines and Investigator College teacher Renee Drew worked in conjunction with SA Whale Centre Education Officer Tori Williams to organise a highly successful research effort. The Big Duck Boat Tours skipper Dan Irvine’s skills and local knowledge were again employed to good effect maximising photographic ID opportunities. Again issues regarding boat strike were plainly obvious amongst the pod, further emphasising the need for ongoing education and awareness raising.

Investigator College Dolphin Watch crew