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Offshore Dolphin Health Assessment


On May 17-18, 2023, we tagged and collected biological samples from two bottlenose and two Atlantic spotted dolphins 25-38 miles offshore of Sarasota during the third of four planned offshore health assessment and tagging sessions supported by a grant from the Florida RESTORE Act Centers of Excellence Program. All four dolphins received suction-cup-mounted

Offshore Dolphin Health Assessment2023-08-31T12:39:14+00:00

Dolphin Moms Use ‘Baby Talk’


We’ve all probably done it: Change the pitch and tone of our voices when talking to babies. Now, new research from Sarasota Bay published in the peer-reviewed journal The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, shows that dolphin moms do it, too! “Motherese” (also known as “parentese”) is a speech pattern that human

Dolphin Moms Use ‘Baby Talk’2023-08-31T12:30:06+00:00



Dolphin F165 Stats Name: F165 Sex: Female Age: Born 1999 A Dolphin's Life We first observed F165 as a calf in 1999. Since then, we've recorded 628 sightings of her. Her own mother, FB75, died during a bad red tide in


Another Successful Rescue


A Successful Dolphin Rescue Near Marco Island Earlier this month, Florida’s Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) received several reports from the Naples/Marco Island area about a calf whose tail flukes were entangled in fishing line. After determining that the entanglement was life threatening, the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) asked us to

Another Successful Rescue2023-06-28T14:12:06+00:00

Leading a Calf Rescue


Sarasota Dolphin Research Program Leads Effort  to Rescue Dolphin Calf from Entangled and Embedded Fishing Gear A multi-agency team of 51 individuals, including veterinarians, biologists, stranding responders, trained handlers, and law enforcement officers, came together in Sarasota Bay, Florida, on Feb. 21, 2023, to successfully catch, treat, and release a

Leading a Calf Rescue2023-04-29T15:53:50+00:00

Intern Opportunity: Eugenie Clark Skills and Leadership


We're pleased to partner once again with Minorities in Shark Science (MISS) and Havenworth Coastal Conservation to offer the Eugenie Clark Field Research Skills and Leadership Program. Applications for this PAID internship are due March 15. (Click here for a shareable PDF) Minorities in Shark Sciences is offering a full-time paid training experience in

Intern Opportunity: Eugenie Clark Skills and Leadership2023-02-22T13:33:09+00:00

Passive Acoustic Listening Stations


SDRP has operates the Sarasota Bay Listening Network, a network of underwater passive acoustic listening stations in Sarasota Bay; each station includes a hydrophone that records sounds to flash memory cards and/or transmits data via cell phones. These stations allow us to explore the underwater acoustic environment of Sarasota Bay to better understand the

Passive Acoustic Listening Stations2023-11-14T19:47:59+00:00

Dolphin Personalities and Conservation


Evidence of consistent individual differences (IDs) in behavior, indicative of individual personalities (also referred as behavioral types or coping strategies), has been demonstrated across the animal kingdom from mollusks to mammals. "Who" an individual is will impact how they handle challenges, react to stressors, select mates and ultimately how successful they are in reproduction

Dolphin Personalities and Conservation2023-01-18T15:10:31+00:00



Dolphin F213 Stats Name: F213, also known as Maddie Sex: Female Age: Born 2007 A Dolphin's Life F213 was born in 2007 to FB55, who is part of a life-long and well-known female lineage in Sarasota Bay. (FB55 is the third calf

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