There she is – our beautiful lady out of the water. No, I don’t mean Amlas – even though it would be also true – but I am talking about DolphinQuest, our catamaran. Continue reading
the new season is approaching fast and the first of our team are getting ready to go to Bimini and accompany you on this great journey. Meanwhile I am enjoying spring time in the Black Forest which of course is a very different scene altogether. Continue reading
It’s only six weeks until our first program starts! Our catamaran DolphinQuest is being rejuvenated, getting her bottom painted and engines serviced before we sail across the gulf stream to our home on Bimini. She will be looking very ship shape and ready to take you to the dolphins! Continue reading
A touching account of trying to free a whale from his life-threatening entanglement of fishing lines from Tom Conlin, founder of Aquatic Adventures. He was the first operator to run a Whales of the Silver Bank expedition.
Tom has 21 years experience over a 216-week time frame working whales on the Silver Bank. WildQuest has been facilitating their yearly Whale Retreat for many years with his company. Download a pdf file.
Very good article in the Guardian about the campaign for intelligent marine mammals to have right to life, which would protect them from hunters and captivity.
Why don’t they have an institutional right to live?
Denise Herzing, founder of the Wild Dolphin Project in Jupiter, Florida and Thad Starner, an artificial intelligence researcher at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, collaborate on a project named Cetacean Hearing and Telemetry (CHAT). They want to work with dolphins to “co-create” a language that uses features of sounds that wild dolphins communicate with naturally.
What a great read, describing the playtime of a group of bottlenose dolphins and humpback whales in the Hawaiian Waters. There is also a video link on the blog. Makes me giggle, just looking at the pics.