A Dolphin named Jumping Gertie: Why that name?

Mar 16, 2011 1 comment By


Jumping Gertie was an adult female that we repeatedly tried to capture for tagging and release during 1975-1976. During our first few attempts, she jumped over the net and escaped. Hence the name, Jumping Gertie.

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Blair Irvine, PhD, is retired and manages the SDRP website, serves as President of the non-profit Dolphin Biology Research Institute, and he volunteers as otherwise needed. He started the SDRP in 1970 with then-high school student Randy Wells. Blair led the research into the late-1970’s when Randy took over. After that, Blair's non-dolphin career was in the area of human behavioral health. With NIH support, much of his research was involved Internet interventions and training programs. His graduate degrees are in Zoology, Exercise Physiology, and Health Education.

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