Destination: Kaikoura, New Zealand

Expedition: The energetics of wild dolphin swimming has never been calculated before due to logistical challenges. Using non-invasive drones, this expedition will capture the velocity of dusky dolphin acrobatics off the coasts of Kaikoura in New Zealand. Through this groundbreaking exploratory research in mating, nursery, and socialization, Dr. Dara Orbach, Assistant Professor of Marine Biology at Texas A&M University, seeks to advance the fields of marine mammal conservation.