7th Trip of 2016

Trip 7 Blog – by Alyson Myers PhD Candidate, Florida Atlantic University   We had a mild crossing to West End, Grand Bahama and anchored at Sandy Cay for the night. Early the next day we ran into a lively group of bottlenose dolphins crater feeding. A large nurse shark

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5th Trip of 2016

Trip 5 (June 28th – July 6th) On our last CHAT trip of the season we had a small group of board members: Chris Traughber, and Anne Earhart. Our long-term friend Gail Traughber was also cooking up great food all day for the hard working crew. Georgia Tech support team

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3rd Trip of 2016

Trip 3 (May 31st to June 6th) started our first CHAT trip of the season. The CHAT trips are in-house colleague trips where we focus on our underwater computer system.   Onboard were Dr. Thad Starner, Celeste Mason, and Chad Ramsey from Georgia Institute of Technology. This year we were

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First trip of 2016!

Our 32nd year in the field and some very BIG NEWS! Well, it’s May and as it often is in the spring, a bit windy and chilling. Crossing the Gulf Stream to the Bahamas was a bit lumpy but after 6 hours we arrived to clear customs in the Bahamas.

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Interns with the Wild Dolphin Project: Liah and Shauna

“Interning with the Wild Dolphin Project was easily the most enriching experience of my life.” ~ Liah Mcpherson, student intern In the past few years, the Wild Dolphin Project has started taking student interns on board. This internship is primarily designed to expose students to fieldwork while allowing them to

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Life in a Dolphin Pod: Male Social Structure

Life in a Dolphin Pod Part 1: Male Social Structure An exhale, a few black fins slicing through the surface, maybe a leap, and then they disappear. Most people only ever see dolphins from the surface, a glimpse from the beach or while on a boat. But that is only the beginning,

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Dolphins, Turtles, and Sharks Oh My: Trip 1 of the 2014 Field Season!

June 1, 2014 Text by Bethany Augliere   Well, we are back from a great start to the 2014 field season! We got a little bit of a late start due to some pesky weather, but after two days of waiting at the dock we were able to get across

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Wild Dolphin Project: Winter in the Bahamas

The Wild Dolphin Project recently took a trip to the Bahamas to see what the dolphins were up to this winter! Winter trips are historically challenging due to cooler north winds causing giant swells in the Gulf Stream. However, with a more flexible schedule we were able to wait it

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Nassau the “Afghan Girl” Dolphin

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

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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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