When people learn about the work of the Wild Dolphin Project, one of the first questions they ask is if we use scuba. People are curious how we work in the water with the animals. The answer however, is no, we don’t use scuba. How do we work? Keep reading.
In 1985, Denise Herzing founded The Wild Dolphin Project to study a community of wild Atlantic spotted dolphins in the Bahamas. That’s a long time to study one group of animals, which means that since time, Denise and other staff members, graduate students, colleagues, interns, and participants with the
Watch the deployment on YouTube: https://youtu.be/IWNKRhyO5GI Researchers all over the world have turned to Passive Acoustic Monitoring (P.A.M.) as a technique to record underwater audio signals from marine mammals. PAM systems are typically deployed and sit on the bottom or hang in the water column attached to the bottom at various
By Bethany Augliere Using visual signals, along with vocalizations, is one way whales and dolphins can communicate with one another. The S-posture is one such body signal, where the dolphin bends its body into an S shape. Generally, dolphins use this body posture in two specific social contexts: courtship and
There has been recent media coverage about our work with our two-way interface between humans and dolphins (CHAT: Is it a Dolphin Translator or an Interface?). But did you know that for the last 30 years Wild Dolphin Project has been working on cracking the code of the dolphins own
March 31 2014 article by Dr. Denise Herzing CHAT: Is It A Dolphin Translator Or An Interface? I call it a human/dolphin interface or acoustic keyboard. The word ‘translator” conjures up images of some magical device that somehow utilizes some universally discovered patterns and translates words to the
During the summer of 2013 award-winning photographer Brian Skerry joined the Wild Dolphin Project to photograph Atlantic spotted dolphins (Stenella frontalis) for an article by National Geographic Magazine on dolphin intelligence. In particular, Brian wanted to photograph an adult female dolphin named Nassau. Nassau was on the September 1992