Today we were unable to go out to sea because it was raining and the sea state was at a level three. It is difficult to see dolphins at this level because the water is too choppy. There are 5 different sea states ranging from 0 to 4. Zero is very smooth like a mirror and four is when you have very choppy water with a lot of foam.
Even though we were not able to look for dolphins we still had plenty to do to keep us busy. We walked around the small village of Vonitsa
. You can see from the picture that it is quite beautiful. There is a very old castle sitting at the top of a hill that overlooks the town. We walked to it, but we were not able to go inside because it is closed until summr. After that we went back to the research station and watched a documentary about overfishing and the effects it is having on the different populations of fish. It is called The End of the Line
. There is one fish that will probably be extinct in the near future because of the rate in which it is caught. Many of you like a popular food that contains this fish. What fish do you think it might be?
This is a serious problem that needs to be addressed and we can help. How do you think we might be able to go about doing this?
We spent the afternoon identifying the dolphins that we spotted in the Amvrakikos Gulf yesterday. We would compare the photos from yesterday to photos that have been taken over the past nine years. Each dolphin has specific marks on its dorsal fin that makes it easier to identify them. How do you think the dolphins get these marks?