A pair of Atlantic spotted dolphins hone their synchronized swimming skills in the Bahamas. AWI actively participates in the workings of the SPAW Protocol—a UN agreement to protect wildlife and habitat in the Caribbean. This spring, AWI staff members attended the ninth meeting of the SPAW Protocol Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee. Unfortunately, the meeting—held virtually and hampered by technical difficulties that severely delayed progress on key initiatives—produced underwhelming results. Nonetheless, a few positive outcomes emerged. To learn more, see page 20.
Photograph by Chase Dekker/Minden Pictures