We know animals communicate, but do they have language? Dr. Denise Herzing, research director of Wild Dolphin Project, founded the scientific nonprofit in 1985 to learn more about the communication and behavior of wild dolphins. She’s an expert at understanding their sounds. Denise has given countless presentations on the subject,
Who is Toki?
On March 30, 2023, the Miami Seaquarium, which recently came under the management ofThe Dolphin Company, entered into an agreement with Friends of Lolita, a non–profit organization to return Lolita, a killer whale, to an ocean sanctuary, according to a press release. Every major news outlet as covered the story from the New
How Long Can Dolphins Hold Their Breath?
Imagine always holding your breath — while running, talking, eating and sleeping. How long can you hold your breath? 30 seconds, 1 minute or 2? Well, some whales can hold their breath over an hour, necessary for a life in the sea. Dolphins and whales, together known as cetaceans, are
How Hurricanes Impact Wildlife
Our hearts break to think of what Floridians are experiencing right now due to Cat 4 Hurricane Ian, one of the most powerful storms ever recorded in the U.S. As Ian tears across the state of Florida, leaving a path of destruction and loss, we wanted to share the impacts
New Research: Making Friends!
A natural social experiment has been taking place in Bahamian waters, and we’ve been there to witness it. As it turns out, dolphins can make friends with strangers, according to our new research published in the journal Marine Mammal Science. Exodus In 2013, about 50% of the Atlantic spotted dolphins
WDP in the Bahamas: A review
We know a lot of you have followed our work for awhile now — some of you since the very beginning — and some of you have even been out with us on research expeditions. For the start of the new year, we’d like to provide a review of what
10 Fascinating Dolphin Facts
This year, our blog has covered everything from highlighting aggressive behaviors to a“creature feature” on a unique species of dolphin, like the Amazon River Dolphin. So, to wrap up the end of the year, this month’s blog is going to highlight 10 fun facts about dolphins. For instance, did you
Plastic is Bad. Real Bad.
In the Bahamas, spotted dolphins play with sargassum seaweed. They play games of keep away and chase, passing the seaweed effortlessly from their rostrum, to pectoral fin to fluke. But sadly, they also play with plastic — we witness it. So far this summer, we’ve already observed dolphins playing with