The other dolphin of the Bahamas….

People travel from all over the world to snorkel and dive with the charismatic dolphins of the Bahamas, like the the playful spotted dolphins or aloof bottlenose. They’re pretty well-known marine mammals for the area. But, there’s another dolphin that cruises the waters of the Bahamas, and is far more

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Meet the Team: Tyler Hazelwood

On a rainy, winter day in South Florida, long-time Wild Dolphin Project member Pat Weyer i ventured into a local dive shop looking for a rash guard. It was a slow day and while there, she started talking to instructor Tyler Hazelwood. They ended up talking for hours and she told

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Expanding in Florida

We study the dolphins at our longterm study site in the Bahamas during the summer months. That’s when weather and working conditions are best. During winter, our boat gets hauled out for a tune-up, while we analyze data to publish our scientific results, present at scientific conferences, give talks to

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2019 Field Season: Trip 3

Trip 3: June 4th – 12th By: Liah McPherson and Brittini Hill Trip three started strong! On our first full day, we had three encounters up on the Little Bahama Bank. Our Northern field site covers a large search area and has relatively few spotted dolphins compared to Bimini, so

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Florida Work Day 9-19-2018

The Bahamas summer field season has come to an end, but that doesn’t mean our days on the water are over. We also conduct surveys along part of our Florida coast under an NMFS permit. On Wednesday last week we took advantage of the calm, glassy waters and went searching

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Can you hear me now?

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

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9th trip of 2017

Last trip of 2017 –Bethany Augliere Where did the summer go? The field season always seems to fly by, and this summer was no different. Our last trip went well, with great weather and several spotted dolphin encounters. All week long, we celebrated the birthday of our founder and research

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Florida Work Day 1/6/2017

With the rough boating weather we have been having, the Wild Dolphin Project crew has been itching to get back to sea! We caught a break the first week of the new year, so we headed out to calm, local waters to search for dolphins! The Wild Dolphin Project has

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8th Trip of 2016

Trip 8 (August 9th – 18th) started of with a sighting of a mixed-group of bottlenose dolphins and two young Atlantic spotted dolphins. These were some familiar bottlenose dolphins that included Koala, Comet, Crane, and Batman. These adults are all female except for Batman. Crane was with her new calf

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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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