“Research isn’t always comfortable” has become the byword catch phrase for the Adult Community Education Dolphin Watch group. So many cold, bleak days for scheduled field surveys but there has always been great enthusiasm and smiles, belying a sense of great purpose. Trainee skipper Ellis Grantham performed brilliantly, navigating around scuddy rain showers to keep the crew as dry as possible on a recent survey.The catalogue of identifiable images continues to grow due to the efforts of researchers Skye Mitchell and Enya Chitty, and John Little and Nathan Kennedy have begun exploring refining hydrophonic sound through the Audacity sound analysis programme.