More About Me:
I’m Chloe, a twenty-one year old studying dance at Bennington College, a beginning freediver, and most recently an intern for Dolphin Dance Project. Last year I began my freediving journey in the South Atlantic, Indian, and Pacific oceans. This winter, I decided to spend some time learning about how Dolphin Dance Project merges the skills of dance and freediving with an added bonus–wild dolphins!
My first order of business when I showed up for work with Chisa and Ben was to get introduced to a stack of books covering research about dolphins. I’ve already learned so much (dolphins are crazy)! And one goal for the next month is to expand my knowledge of dolphins, the important role they play in our oceans, and the threats they face.
If you’re interested in helping me with this process, I invite you to send any and all dolphin-related questions using the form below, and I will do my best to research and find answers for as many questions as I can. Keep an eye out for future blog posts from me as I respond to your submissions!
I like questions from children and from adults. Whether your question is silly or serious, about dolphin biology or cognition, or their ecology and our relationship to them – I encourage you to challenge me. Ask me for the facts about dolphins, but also don’t be afraid to ask more theoretical questions! Like, why should I care about dolphins in my everyday life as I ride the subway? What does the food I buy, prepare, and eat have to do with the health of dolphins? What is the biggest threat I pose to dolphins and why does it matter?
I’m eager to work through these tough questions and research current opinions in marine conservation. But more strictly fact-based questions are fun too (ask me how many decibels dolphins can reach with the clicking noises they make)!
I’m curious to hear your thoughts.