17 August 2013

Dolphin Biology People: Dagmar

Dagmar Knäbel first came to Galaxidi in 2009 to volunteer in our dolphin project. She was happy with her experience and returned in the following year. In 2012 she started fundraising for OceanCare through a campaign of her own invention, "Pixels for Dolphins": Dagmar used the money made as a freelance digital photographer to support dolphin conservation. When OceanCare informed us about a mysterious German donor, we did not know it was her.

As we found out, and remembered the passion and committment that Dagmar displayed as a volunteer in the early years, we offered her to come to Greece as a field assistant. It turned out to be a good idea, because Dagmar helped with the cropping of thousands of dorsal fin images and got involved in field data collection and logistics. She also toured the streets of Galaxidi and took dozens of good photographs (some being posted on this Blog).

In her "normal" life, Dagmar is a mother and a secondary school teacher of Biology and Chemistry in Erfurt, Germany. She holds a M.Sc. in Environmental Biology at the University of Wales, Swansea.

(Photo by G. Bearzi, July 2013)

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