The Seabrook Island Dolphin Education and Data Collection program is off and running after our first training course on Wednesday, April 25 at the SIPOA Community Center. Lauren Rust of the Lowcountry Marine Mammal Network (LMMN) lead us through the Federal regulations on dolphins and reviewed our approach to how tourists and residents view strand feeding dolphins so there is little or no interference in their activities.
The second training program will be conducted on Thursday, May 3, 2018 from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm at the Kiawah River inlet. Lauren Rust of LMMN will provide this on-site training about the data collection sheets and how to observe any dolphins that may be present. The inlet is at North Beach approximately 1.5 miles from Seabrook Island boardwalk #1. Allow extra time to either walk or ride your bike to the site. Anyone who is still interested in joining our volunteer group is welcome to attend. For additional information, contact Lauren Rust: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bring a chair, sunscreen, binoculars (if you have them) and a camera to take photos of the activities! We look forward to your participation.
-Submitted by John Wells