I'm happy to announce that my thesis fieldwork is being funded by both a National Geographic Early Career Grant and a Louis M. Herman Research Scholarship via the Society for Marine Mammalogy! Thanks to this generous funding, I will be able to conduct a full field season in collaboration with the Cedar Key Dolphin Project from May 21st until August 20th. I will be arriving in Cedar Key on May 14th, where Stefanie Gazda and I will take the week to complete preparations for the field season, which includes buying supplies, setting up the recording equipment, and getting the living accommodation ready to welcome our two full-time field assistants. I've been extremely excited to get out in the field for the last few months, but all I've been able to do until now is hurry up and wait! With the field season less than 2 weeks away, I'm excited to get this blog up and running to keep you updated on our progress!
What to expect in the next 2 weeks: more details about my project, introductions to our team for the summer, and updates from our first few days on the water!
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