Why is everyone suddenly trying to decode animal communication? You may have seen the headlines “Machine learning attempts to decode sperm whales” and “The animals are talking. What does it mean?”. Why now? And how? The answer is really pretty simple. Suddenly we have new and powerful computer tools, machine
As I am sure everyone is experiencing the impact of COVID-19 in some capacity, we are experiencing the same here at WDP. This pandemic has wreaked havoc on our summer field season. We are starting two months late, and unfortunately some people have had to cancel their trips with us
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
Trip 4 (June 14th – 23rd) This was our second CHAT trip of the field season. Onboard were my long-term colleagues Dr. Adam Pack and Dr. Matthias Hoffman-Kuhnt. Adam is one of the leading dolphin cognitive researchers in the world and has been involved in our two-way work since 1998.
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
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
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