15 July 2013

Dolphin Biology People: Sarah

Sarah Piwetz must be one of the sweetest and most caring persons on Earth. We spent nine months with her while we were at Texas A&M University at Galveston, and ever since we left the U.S. we wanted to see her again and work together. Sarah then came to help us with our dolphin research in the Gulf of Corinth. The time she spent with us made our bond even stronger.

As a Ph.D. student at TAMUG, Sarah investigates human impact on cetaceans in several areas around the world. She has studied western gray whales off Sakhalin Island, Russia, common bottlenose dolphins off Galveston, Texas, indo-Pacific humpback dolphins off Hong Kong, dusky dolphins off Kaikoura and in Admiralty Bay, New Zealand as well as in Golfo San José, Argentina. In her (scarce) free time, Sarah volunteers at the Texas Marine Mammal Stranding Network. 

We hope that Sarah will soon come back to Greece and bless us with her smile.

(Photo by S. Bonizzoni, Osios Loukas, Greece, July 2013)

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