The fifth week of the internship was a little calmer because the new students at the research base already left. I learned a lot when they were here. I learned about Italian culture, the food, but I also learned about other countries since these students come from all over the world. It was really cool that they wanted to share about their culture. Also, I’m glad that I helped teach the students about photo0identification and all the dolphins, about how the dorsal fin is like a fingerprint, used to determine which dolphin is which. Morigenos conducts their research courses like this. One week it’s hectic and crowded, the next week it is quiet and a little more relaxed as we prepare for the next research camp. I think this is a very good system so the people at Morigenos can have time to regain their energy. Unfortunately, during this 7- day research course, there were no dolphin sightings even though we looked for the dolphins much more than we did the week before. I learned that this will happen in research. Sometimes you get results, and sometimes you don’t. However, having no sightings is also important since that means that there were no dolphins at that time, it is still data and will still be important when trying to see the population trend later on when we have more data.
- #4 / Halfway Done
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