Behavior

These posts are about dolphin behavior studies conducted by the SDRP.

Understanding Animal Residency

2022-08-24T13:24:18+00:00

What is animal residency and how do we define and measure it? In marine mammal research, residency is often used to describe the place that animals (or groups of animals) occupy in a given geographic space over a long period of time. In fact, the SDRP made the discovery that bottlenose dolphins can form

Understanding Animal Residency2022-08-24T13:24:18+00:00

Barbed! Stingray Spine Injuries

2022-08-12T14:32:29+00:00

Did you know that stingrays are dolphin neighbors? They share share shallow seagrass habitat in Sarasota Bay where they forage for food. Dolphins are even occasionally "barbed" by the stingray's venomous spine. These spines can also break off in the dolphins, causing injury or even death. Mote Marine Laboratory's Strandings Investigation Program determined that

Barbed! Stingray Spine Injuries2022-08-12T14:32:29+00:00

Dolphins & Hurricane Season

2021-06-09T11:54:18+00:00

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

Dolphins & Hurricane Season2021-06-09T11:54:18+00:00
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