A whale of a time
Trip Start Mar 17, 2010
76Trip End Jul 31, 2010
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We spent days on the boats; putting nets down to see what the whales were eating (tiny prawn-like animals that swarm in thick clouds), photo-ID'd them all and watched and recorded whether behaviour changed around whale watching boats to help the university students there to collect data for their projects. We also spent a couple of reasonably unfruitful days (in results terms) looking for Otters and otter poop for one student, who was having a bit of a hard time of it researching them, having not seen any for a week!
Sal discovered her scientific side and threw herself into the studies and helped with the transferring of all the little critters we caught
Rich made some studies of his own when he found out to his cost that when you're in a small boat in a big swell and staring down a camera lens, you get sick! The tests were not just focused on this though as Tyler, our boat driver, told him that the 'sea foam' (read green scummy stuff) would cure his aforementioned sickness and when Rich copped a mouthful by accident going through a big wave discovered that quite the opposite occurred - Bleugh!