Mikura Dolphins in Japan

Mikura Dolphins in Japan

We love to hear about what our interns are up to following their time with us! 🐬 
One of our past interns, Leanne Rosser now works in Aomori, Northern Japan as a researcher for Mutsu Bay Dolphin Research. Well done Leanne! This is from Leanne’s blog:

The Mikura Dolphins

Mikura Island is one of the most well studied areas for wild dolphin research in Japan. About a seven and a half hour ferry ride from Tokyo, this small subtropical island has a human population of around 300 people and a dolphin population of 160 Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins that inhabit the surrounding waters. The island is a dormant volcano with a boulder-strewn seafloor, covered in parts by seaweed that the dolphins enjoy rubbing up against. Click to read more


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