My August 2004 Dolphin Research Trip
As part of our collaboration with the
Wild Dolphin Project
working towards communication
with dolphins, I spent 10 days on the research
vessel Stenella with the first prototype of our
underwater, ultrasonic recording/synthesizing computer.
(The sacrifices we make for science.)
There are pictures of the prototype system on another page.
I recorded roughly 2 gigabytes of dolphin sounds, synthesized sounds,
and background sounds. I also got to swim a bit with the dolphins;
one of them challenged me to a fight, which I declined.
One nice thing about a catamaran is that there are
two bows for the dolphins to ride.
My home for ten days (with seven other people):
This is the first time I've spent more than a week out of sight of
land (in the boxed area at the top left of the map below, on the Little