Monday we learned about the unique and small group of bottlenose dolphins living in the Sado Estuary. We were invited aboard a traditional fishing boat and almost immediately encountered the pod. The students were delighted to witness them swimming and diving just meters from the boat. We learned about how scientists identify the individual dolphins by their dorsal fin marking, the threats facing their habit, and most importantly the work being done to protect them.
Students also have begun working on their final projects around the different themes we have been studying over the past few weeks. It's hard to believe we have less than a week left!
Some of the Sado dolphins by dorsal fin identification
Traditional Portuguese fishing boat restored for tourism purposes