Offshore Dolphin Research

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Offshore Research Update

2024-06-27T16:18:21+00:00

June 2024 Offshore Dolphin Research Update Since 2022, we’ve been conducting health assessments of offshore dolphins to gather data needed to address critical information gaps for the little-known species that regularly inhabit west Florida’s continental shelf waters. In May 2024, we conducted the final field session of our Florida RESTORE Act Centers of

Offshore Research Update2024-06-27T16:18:21+00:00

Understanding Offshore Dolphin Behavior

2024-06-27T15:57:54+00:00

High-resolution data-loggers reveal fine-scale movement and foraging behavior of offshore dolphins “Bill,” an Atlantic spotted dolphin, with a satellite-linked tag on his dorsal fin and DTAG on his back upon release in September 2022. During offshore health assessments in September 2022, we deployed digital-acoustic archival tags (DTAGs) via suction cups on

Understanding Offshore Dolphin Behavior2024-06-27T15:57:54+00:00

Notes from the Lab and Field

2024-07-11T15:52:47+00:00

This Atlantic spotted dolphin nicknamed Hannah was tagged 45 miles offshore of Sarasota using a new tool we developed. New Tagging Technique Developed in Sarasota Could Impact Dolphins Worldwide If you’ve been following our research, you probably know that we employ a variety of techniques to study the Sarasota Bay dolphin

Notes from the Lab and Field2024-07-11T15:52:47+00:00

Offshore Dolphin Health Assessment

2024-06-27T15:59:46+00:00

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 Assessment2024-06-27T15:59:46+00:00

Tracking Offshore Dolphins During Hurricane Ian

2024-06-27T16:00:29+00:00

We’ve got some exciting news to share about our ongoing efforts to conduct health assessments of offshore dolphins: In September, we were able to conduct assessments and tag four dolphins over the West Florida Shelf. The SDRP is leading this project, which involves a multi-institution team funded by the Florida RESTORE Act Centers of

Tracking Offshore Dolphins During Hurricane Ian2024-06-27T16:00:29+00:00
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