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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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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Wild Dolphin Project: Off the Florida Coast

April 17, 2014 Article by: Bethany Augliere   In addition to our work in the Bahamas the Wild Dolphin Project has a US permit that allows us to do basic photo-ID work with dolphins off the coast of South Florida. Despite several attempts to survey offshore of this winter, wind

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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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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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2013 Haul Out

June 2013 We would like to send a HUGE thank you to all of the donors that donated towards the 2011-2012 Capital Campaign in order to install these newer, greener engines.  Without you, this would have never been possible. We would also like to take time to thank everyone that

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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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