Atlantic White-sided Dolphins Photo © Butch Sullins
1. A nature news flash from Michelle and Butch.
They left Peaks Island for a long sail the last of August and here is what they saw:
"We saw a 4 Atlantic White-sided Dolphin pod with a baby - jumping beside its mother - at the mouth of Hussey Sound just as they were leaving Peaks behind. I was surprised to see them so close to land but it was a great sendoff to our sail."
"We saw quite a few gannets fishing when we were sailing about 8 miles from the mainland plus several Atlantic white-sided dolphin pods when out there also."
Gannet near Drunkers Ledge Photo © Butch Sullins
Gannets near Cape Small Photo © Butch Sullins
2. On National Public Radio on September 3, 2015 - Morning Edition - Special Series: Close Listening: Decoding Nature Through Sound.
If you are interested in bird vocalizations, and how birds and mammals actually communicate, and using Robo-hawks and Robo-owls to better understand how it all works, please listen this this segment:
Warning Calls Decoded: Squirrels Take Up Bird Alarms to Foil Enemy: