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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Happy EARTH DAY!

From all of us at the Wild Dolphin Project, Happy Earth Day 2018! Here are 5 things you can do to help save the planet. 1. Reduce your consumption of single-use plastic, like plastic water bottles, plastic bags and straws.

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Release the Kraken! A Conservation Win.

Story and Photographs by Bethany Augliere With several hundred onlookers cheering for her, Kraken — a 200 pound loggerhead sea turtle — returned to the ocean after months in human care. Last June, Kraken was taken to Gumbo Limbo Nature Center in Boca Raton, Florida. She had been struck by

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Too little too late: A requiem for the vaquita

By: Annie Roth A costly and controversial conservation project to protect the world’s most endangered marine mammal was shut down on November 10, extinguishing all hope for the continued survival of the species. The project, known as Vaquita CPR, attempted to save the vaquita, a pint-sized species of porpoise, from

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Leaving Room for the Wild and Space for the Free – Dr. Denise L Herzing

  As I write this blog our field season has ended, but in Taiji, Japan the dolphin slaughter has once again begun.  The purposeful slaughter of dolphins is horrific.  The thought of families being killed, or witnessing their mothers and brothers being killed, is beyond belief.  Despite the decades of

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