Celebrating the Amazon River Dolphin, for World Rivers Day

“The boto is an endangered species and we need to protect them before they are lost forever.” — Suzanne Smith, founder and director of ARDCF.  World Rivers Day, the last September Sunday, is a global celebration of the world’s waterways. So, here at the Wild Dolphin Project we’re highlighting a

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Plastic is Bad. Real Bad.

In the Bahamas, spotted dolphins play with sargassum seaweed. They play games of keep away and chase, passing the seaweed effortlessly from their rostrum, to pectoral fin to fluke. But sadly, they also play with plastic — we witness it. So far this summer, we’ve already observed dolphins playing with

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Spring is in the Air: Watch out for Marine Life

Saturday marked the first day of Spring 2021, which means more and more boaters and people will be out on the water, boating, fishing and recreating — and potentially, encountering marine life. It’s important to keep coastal marine life like sea turtles, manatees and dolphins in mind when out on

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The Marine Mammal Protection Act and Why It Matters…

While we all want to connect with nature, sometimes it’s best left alone or observed from a distance.   It’s summer and that means more people in the water and potentially, encountering marine life. If you’re out on a boat and spot some dolphins, it may be tempting to motor

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MANG: Buy one, Plant One.

  For the month of May, MANG — a Florida based, outdoor clothing company — is collaborating with the Wild Dolphin Project. A portion of proceeds from the limited Wild Dolphin MANG collection will be donated to WDP. Using eco-friendly and sustainable materials, MANG’s mission is to “change the world one mangrove

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EARTH DAY 2019!

Here is a list of some things our WDP team does to help the planet! We compiled the list from our Facebook posts for the week. Maybe some of these are things you hadn’t thought of and can add to your own life. We hope this is a useful resource.

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National Wildlife Day!

It’s National Wildlife Day and to celebrate, we’re sharing wildlife photos from our study site in the Bahamas and around South Florida. This day has been celebrated on September 4, since 2005 “to bring awareness to the number of endangered animals nationally, as well as globally, that need to be

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Manatees and Dolphins

November is Manatee Awareness Month! So, in honor of this gentle sea cow, we decided to do a post highlighting a few of the similarities and differences between manatees and dolphins!     First, the similarities Both are marine mammals, which means they are mammals that rely on the ocean

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Lost Lamda

Lost Lamda: A Stranded Dolphin in the Bahamas LAMDA’S HISTORY We first observed Lamda in 2013 as a juvenile in the speckled age class (approximately 4-8 years old) and frequently saw him every field season since then for a total of 20 times.  In 2015, he moved to the mottled

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HAPPY EARTH DAY!

Happy EARTH DAY 2018, from all of us at the Wild Dolphin Project! Earth is our home and the only planet we’ve got. So, here are 5 simple ways you can help save the planet. 1. Reduce you use of single use plastic, like plastic water bottles, plastic bags, K-cups

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