The acoustic team have now finished their 2016 field season, have packed up in Monkey Mia and returned to Perth. It's been an unusual year in terms of the many windy days we have had - but when we have made it out on the water we have collected some excellent data. The males can be incredibly vocal and have entertained us with their vocal and physical displays. So far, we have collected acoustic data from 13 second-order alliances (approximately 85 males) and have documented over 30 consortships.
I will now spend the Australian summer analysing the data collected so far, which will not only help us identify which males we need to target next year and but also hopefully result in a paper or two!