This summer we observed many dolphins in our population with wounds. We try to keep track of scars and wounds because they can be used as identifiers throughout a dolphin’s life. Usually a few dolphins each summer receive a new nick or scratch, but this summer we had at least
For 36 years, researchers with the Wild Dolphin Project have studied generations of dolphins in the Bahamas. As many of you know, it was founded in 1985 by our current research director, Denise Herzing, Ph.D. In 2016, the project reached a major milestone when the first fourth generation calf was
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
When people learn about the work of the Wild Dolphin Project, one of the first questions they ask is if we use scuba. People are curious how we work in the water with the animals. The answer however, is no, we don’t use scuba. How do we work? Keep reading.
Lost Lamda: A Stranded Dolphin in the Bahamas LAMDA’S HISTORY We first observed Lamda in 2013 as a juvenile in the speckled age class (approximately 4-8 years old) and frequently saw him every field season since then for a total of 20 times. In 2015, he moved to the mottled
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
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
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