I’ve been in the Low Country for some time now, and have been looking for a volunteer project in that I could really invest my time and efforts. Nothing really caught my eye, until I read the article about the Dolphin Project in the Local Life magazine. The more I read, the more interested and excited I became!  Throughout high school, I was always interested and excelled in science. Combine that with my love of the water and wildlife, I was smitten. I immediately signed up for the two-hour Zoom class, which explains the project and what they are trying to accomplish.  

As a volunteer, I'll work alongside marine researchers and other volunteers to collect photo ID research of all of our residential dolphins, as well as count, and collect data that will be sent to Duke University for marine research. I'll have the chance to get up close and personal with dolphins in their natural habitat, while also helping to protect their habitat and ensure their well-being.  It's incredible that each dolphin has distinct markings on its dorsal fin, like fingerprints on a human.

My first boat trip will be in April; I’ll be filling you in as time and experience go by! Looking forward to seeing some strand feeding too…

Colleen Post

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