New Research: Spotted Dolphins Riskier When Fighting Other Species

Despite their friendly appearance, dolphins aren’t just cute and cuddly. They are wild animals that engage in aggressive behaviors, just like any other animal. Since 1985, we’ve observed the interactions between two species of dolphins who share the waters of the Bahamas Banks, the spotteds (Stenella frontalis) and bottlenose (Tursiops

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Of Dolphins and Hurricanes

On September 1, Hurricane Dorian struck the Bahamas, including the Abacos and Grand Bahama Island. It was the first major hurricane of the 2019 season, with maximum sustained winds of 185 mph. We’re heartbroken for the people of the devastated islands who have lost their homes, jobs and loves ones.

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A Nat Geo photographer and dolphin named Nassau

In 2013, National Geographic photographer Brian Skerry joined the Wild Dolphin Project for a research expedition while on assignment for a feature story about dolphin intelligence. That story (also a cover story) — written by Joshua Foer — was later published in the summer of 2015. Brian specializes in underwater

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Hurricane Irma

After finishing our last trip on September 4, we hit the dock running as we prepared for Hurricane Irma which seemed to be heading our way.  Hurricanes are planned stress.  You see them coming for a long time, so preparation happens in stages of need.  The first thing we did

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Hurricane Matthew

Oct 21 and 22, 2016 (Video available here) On October 6th Hurricane Matthew went through the northern Bahamas as a Category 4 storm (winds 145 mph). As I huddled with friends in a shuttered house in Palm Beach county, the storm was raging through Nassau, Andros Island, and finally making

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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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