Planing a snotbot expedition in this corner of the world had a new level of excitement for me, as i used to live in this country, in fact, my first daughter Ariel is born here. There is a reason the DR is on of the worlds top holiday destinations, but this comes with a dark side. As in so many countries around the globe, there is very little awareness of plastic pollutions, but even less initiative to do something about it. While Parley is busy setting up a base here, we are looking in the health of the humpback migrations in the North eastern part called Samana.
One of the many reasons why drone research has changed the world of science. There is no other way to witness such intimate play between a mother and her calf, as with a boat you would interfere their space.
Increasingly more often whales are not only comfortable with boats, but also come over and check it out. They are such curious and gentle animals. The important rule to follow is to always let the animal make the decisions.
After our 10 day trip in the DR, it turned out our most successful snot collecting expedition yet, proofing the method and refining it.