SDRP staff includes (top row, in the tower) Jonathan Crossman, Dr. Katie McHugh; (middle row) Kim Bassos-Hull, Aaron Barleycorn, Dr. Krystan Wilkinson; (bottom row) Jason Allen, Dr. Randy Wells and Dr. Christina Toms, with interns Jessica Barrios, Leticia Megpali Estevão and Amy Cabeceiras. CZS's Sarasota Dolphin Research Program Earns Disney Conservation Hero Award
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Dolphin F223 Stats Name: F223 Sex: Female Age: Born 2010 A Dolphin's Life We’ve observed F233 more than 330 times since her birth in May 2010. She gave birth to her own first calf in 2019. We had just one sighting of F233 and
Dolphins & Hurricanes One question we’re frequently asked is what dolphins do during hurricanes. The short answer is that we just don’t know. Since it’s not safe for humans on boats to be out during storms, we have to rely on opportunistic reports for insights. A few years ago, we
Dolphin F220 Stats Name: F220, also known as Stormy Sex: Male Age: Born 1999 A Dolphin's Life We've observed Stormy more than 600 times since his birth in 1999. He's the fourth calf of FB07, also known as Lightning. In our research, we’ve found
On April 7 and April 9, 2021, as our team was conducting photographic identification surveys in the area near the massive discharges of phosphorous and nitrogen polluted waters from Piney Point, an abandoned fertilizer mine near Port Manatee in lower Tampa Bay, we observed an entangled dolphin known as CMA1917, with fishing gear embedded
What is Happening to the Dolphins Near Piney Point? We're monitoring the dolphin community near Port Manatee for impacts from the Piney Point discharges of polluted water If you’ve been following the news lately, you’ve probably heard about the discharges of phosphorous and nitrogen polluted waters from Piney Point,
Dolphin C250 Stats Name: C250 Sex: Male Age: Born 2016 A Dolphin's Life C250 is the 10th calf of FB25 and we’ve observed him more than 120 times since his birth in 2016. We usually see him between the north Siesta Key Bridge and
Crunch! Understanding Eagle Ray Diets For the first time, a team of researchers has demonstrated that passive acoustic recorders can be used to help identify the prey that whitespotted eagle rays (Aetobatus narinari) eat, based merely on the crunching sounds the rays make when they crush a mollusk shell. From
Uncovering Spotted Eagle Ray Migrations Along Florida’s Coastlines A new study is providing insights into the mysterious migrations of whitespotted eagle rays — uncovering interesting differences in the movements of rays along Florida’s east and west coasts and providing important information for species conservation. The whitespotted eagle ray (Aetobatus narinari)
Evaluating the costs and benefits of intervening when dolphins face life threatening entanglements Some of the most popular stories we tell are about the successful rescues we’ve undertaken to save wild dolphins with life-threatening injuries from entanglement in fishing gear or other types of debris. Social media posts about these