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BLOG February 4, 2010

Marine volunteers see 18 Sperm whales, while over 40 Spinner dolphins keep the research team busy

 

200th Boat Trip – Seeing 18 sperm whales!

“I had an amazing day today, we went out on the boat and saw 18 sperm whales as they were travelling North. As you can can imagine my heart rate was pounding massively, it was fantastic!”

Rescue mission for baby sperm whale

“We had a call from a local fisherman early evening Sunday 17th January about a sperm whale calf stranded on the reef. Our skipper took us out on the boat to check that she was ok”

My 30th Birthday in Mauritius

“Had a fab day yesterday for my birthday. We were on the boat researching 40 to 50 spinner dolphins… and I even got to swim with them… what an amazing experience!”

As the popularity of dolphin-watching trips soars, it is becoming increasingly vital to monitor the effects that this increased human presence is having on cetacean populations, and our marine conservation project is working to do just that!

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