previous posts. We'll be tagging animals, photographing their spot patterns for the ECOCEAN project (their spots are like fingerprints!), collecting plankton samples and sampling the chemistry of the water to look for differences where they are feeding and where they are not. I'll try to post some stuff as we go along, even if its only a picture or a video here and there (there wont be much time for writing, unless the weather closes us out)
Project Domino, which aims to understand and protect whale sharks in Mexican waters. Its bigger than that, however, because many of those same animals travel from the Yucatan to the Caribbean, the West Atlantic and the Gulf of Mexico; sharks dont pay attention to sovereign borders. Obviously concerns are running high for any animals that travel into the GoM, due to the Deepwater Horizon disaster. Keep your fingers crossed that those animals avoid the affected area and that this latest attempt to cap the wellhead is successful.