Updates from the field, about the work of Bethany Augliere, including research, photography and writing.

New piece in Oceanograhphic Magazie

Hi everyone, I’ve got a new feature article in Oceanographic Magazine for issue 9. I’m excited because this is my first time working with this magazine.

It’s a story about the summer the Wild Dolphin Project showed up to our field site of 28 years, and the dolphins were missing. It’s a little different than a lot of my science writing because it’s a personal story about my work and what it was like thinking that the dolphins could’ve all died. When we did find them, the next question was: Why did they leave?

Recent work

Hi everyone,

I haven’t posted here in awhile, so I figured I would share some of my most recent published work.

I wrote two news articles for Hakai Magazine based on new research, including one on the eco-tourism industry of feeding wild dolphins in Australia and one on personality in sea lions.

An endangered Galapagos sea lion I photographed in 2006.

An endangered Galapagos sea lion I photographed in 2006.

I also wrote a piece for National Geographic on seal cannabalism and a piece for Science Magazine on box jellyfish!

And finally, I wrote and shot photos for a piece in Vero Beach Portfolio magazine on Dr. Chelsea Bennice, otherwise known as “Octo Girl.” She studies — yes, you guessed it — octopus!


I was recently interviewed by two separate outlets for my work as a marine biologist, science communicator and conservation photographer.

The first came out on April 12, and was with Mother Nature Network  by conservation photographer Jaymi Heimbuch. The piece is titled What dolphins taught this scientist about effective communication.

The second piece, which came out April 24, is a blog post with The Fins United Initiative for their "Behind the Fins" series. Check out the story here, and read more about my experiences observing sharks follow dolphins and untangling manta rays from fishing line.





Visiting First Grade!

This month, I visited a first grade team at Forestdale Elementary in Northern Virginia to talk about science! The kids had just finished up their non-fiction units, which required a research project as well. So, I talked to the kids about their projects, and also shared some of my work as both a dolphin biologist with the Wild Dolphin Project and as a wildlife photographer who works with scientists.

In this photo, I'm sharing a story from my work with the non-profit Marine Megafauna Foundation and their work with Florida manta rays.





New Photo Exhibit!

If you're traveling in South Florida, be sure to check out my new photo exhibit "Exploring Marine Conservation Through A Lens" at Manatee Lagoon Eco-Discovery Center in Riviera Beach.

The exhibit features some of my projects related to sea turtles, wild dolphins, and manta rays in Florida.

I also gave a presentation on April 8 to launch the exhibit!