These posts are about the tools and techniques developed, perfected and implemented by the SDRP to study wild dolphin populations.

Taking Lessons From Sarasota Abroad

2022-01-25T16:04:55+00:00

This 2008 photo shows researchers preparing to release a tagged franciscana dolphin in Argentina. Dolphins were held for a brief period while satellite-linked tags were applied and then the dolphins were released on site. Lessons Learned in Sarasota Are Applying to Dolphin Conservation in Argentina and Brazil With research

Taking Lessons From Sarasota Abroad2022-01-25T16:04:55+00:00

Using X-Rays to Estimate Dolphin Age

2020-10-28T15:47:08+00:00

X-ray images (radiographs) of human hands have been used for decades as a method of confirming age by examining the predictable chronological changes occurring to the growth plates of each bone. We wanted to know if using X-rays of dolphin flippers could provide the same information. The goal is to establish a non-invasive method of determining

Using X-Rays to Estimate Dolphin Age2020-10-28T15:47:08+00:00

The Bottlenose Epigenetic Aging Tool (BEAT)

2020-10-27T15:22:58+00:00

We're working to create a Bottlenose Epigenetic Aging Tool (BEAT) that will allow us to use small skin samples to determine the age of dolphins. First, what is epigenetics? These are various modifications and molecules that occur on or interact with DNA to influence gene activity and phenotype without changing the DNA sequence. Epigenetic changes

The Bottlenose Epigenetic Aging Tool (BEAT)2020-10-27T15:22:58+00:00
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