Only 2 days before I head out to Greece in search of Dolphins. Although I have been to Greece before, this will be a brand new area and an entirely new adventure. We will be working at a research station in a village called Vonista on the Amvrakikos Gulf. Look on the left of the map where the Ionian Sea is, you will notice the title Ionian Islands and beside it a small gulf of water; that's where I'm heading.
The researchers there are studying Bottlenose Dolphins and their ecosystem (what they eat and what might affect them) and I have been asked to keep this blog. That way I can show you all the great things I am learning about (and you can help me make sense of it all). For example, I'm already lost on some key words I have found in the articles they have given me such as cetacean and philopatry. Help! I also need to look up the various organisms I might see so I can identify them. The first is the Bottlenose Dolphin
(Ok - really cute) but the others I need to look up: European Pilchard, Sardinella and Zooplankton. They must be important as they are mentioned several times; I wonder why? I also heard there may be turtles - I love them! Well back to my reading...and packing. Keep in touch and let me know what you think.