Notes from the Field

The latest news from the Sarasota Dolphin Research Program

Remembering Two Giants of Marine Mammal Science

2022-07-22T12:54:05+00:00

SDRP Founder Blair Irvine (left) and Sam Ridgway, 1967. The marine mammal scientific community has lost two of the field’s greats: Sam Ridgway and William F. Perrin. These founders of modern marine mammal science were indirectly involved in the creation and development of the Sarasota Dolphin Research Program (SDRP), and

Remembering Two Giants of Marine Mammal Science2022-07-22T12:54:05+00:00

Saving Dolphins from Ourselves

2022-06-07T15:59:18+00:00

We Can All Protect Dolphins from Negative Human Interactions This spring, we saw several negative interactions between humans and dolphins — for instance, dolphins patrolling or stalking fishing boats looking for an easy meal. And, on March 24, a female dolphin washed up dead on Fort Myers Beach. A necropsy

Saving Dolphins from Ourselves2022-06-07T15:59:18+00:00

DWH: 12 Years On

2022-04-10T13:34:04+00:00

A Dozen Years After the Deepwater Horizon Disaster, We're Still Documenting Impacts to Dolphins April 2022 marks the anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon (DWH) oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. A dozen years after this disastrous event, scientists are still identifying the long-term impacts on the local Barataria Bay

DWH: 12 Years On2022-04-10T13:34:04+00:00

A Risky Dolphin Rescue

2022-01-25T16:26:35+00:00

A Risky Dolphin Rescue Near Clearwater Beach, Florida —Notes from the Field from SDRP Director Dr. Randy Wells This month (January 2022), we were asked by NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) to lead a risky rescue: A dolphin living to our north near Clearwater monitored by the Clearwater

A Risky Dolphin Rescue2022-01-25T16:26:35+00:00

Notes from the Field

2020-08-27T21:10:07+00:00

Work in the field and lab has continued for us this summer, albeit in a socially distant fashion as Covid-19 continues to impact us all. Masks, hand sanitizer, Zoom meetings and other precautions have become our new normal for the foreseeable future. Fortunately, we’ve been able to continue our monthly dolphin photographic identification population

Notes from the Field2020-08-27T21:10:07+00:00
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