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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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 transitioning

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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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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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CHAT: Is It A Dolphin Translator Or An Interface?

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

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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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