Felice Knowles, researcher with the Bahamas Marine Mammal Research Organization (BMMRO) spoke at the Abaco Science Alliance Conference on January 7 about the movement patterns of West Indian Manatees (Trichechus manatus) in The Bahamas.
During the first two weeks of August, Bahamian students from throughout The Bahamas travelled to Sandy Point, Abaco to work with the Bahamas Marine Mammal Research Organization (BMMRO) and take part in their Summer Whale Camp. BMMRO received sponsorship to support the students for a week at a time. The participating students were: Karissa Maycock, Noah Hanna, Devynne Charlton, Nate Gabe Hudson, Pachancia Knowles, Kerwin Mullings, Jurique Russell and AJ McIntosh. While living at the BMMRO research center they had the opportunity to experience dolphins and whales in their natural habitat and gain hands-on experience in the field of marine mammal science.