Research Mission
Explore the deep channels and shallow shoals of Bahamian islands to track and observe whales and dolphins.

Situation Report
Great Abaco Island, Bahamas -- The deep channels and shallow shoals surrounding the Bahamian islands attract a variety of whales and dolphins. Marine scientist Diane Claridge and acoustic scientist Charlotte Dunn (both of Bahamas Marine Mammal Survey) are studying whales and dolphins in this area to find out how many live there, where they live, and whether we can track individuals using their vocalizations. This information will contribute to a conservation and management plan for the area, and will provide data on deep-diving whales that are most vulnerable to military sonars.