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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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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It’s Summer!

  The 2015 field season is already here, where did winter go?! We are eagerly waiting to get to the Bahamas and catch up with some familiar friends like BigGash, Mugsy, and Nassau. Unfortunately, our first trip was cancelled due to Tropical Storm Ana, which produced large swells in the

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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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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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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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FIELD NOTES – SUMMER 2012

BLOG 2012  Dr. Denise Herzing, Summer 2012 May 2012   Trip 1 – We are back in the Bahamas for our 28th field season study the Atlantic spotted dolphins. First encounter with two mother/calf pairs, Venus/Val and Naia/Nematocyst.  Venus is looking pregnant as she swims along side her 2-year old,

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