6 Aug 2013

The Big Boys

Morigenos »arsenal« for land-based surveying of dolphins recently got a valuable new addition. With the kind support of OceanCare, we were able to buy BigEyes – very powerful binoculars that enable us to detect dolphins over much longer distances and cover a larger portion of our study area from the land observation point. This means that detection rates can be improved and fewer animals missed just by chance. Moreover, such binoculars can enable us to study behavioural responses of dolphins to approaching boats, even when they are further offshore. We've been using BigEyes extensively for the past month and they have already proven very useful: several dolphin groups spotted and lots of new data collected. Thank you OceanCare! And yes, we call them BIG BOYS.

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