September 2014 Was A Busy Month

Oct 01, 2014 No comments By

Seven calves have been born to the SDRP community residents so far this season; one of these has disappeared and is presumed to have died.  Over the years, we have found that about 70-80% of Sarasota Bay calves survive their first year. Ten-times per month dolphin photographic identification surveys continued.  (That’s where we keep track [...]

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SDRP Volunteer Wins Award

Sep 17, 2014 No Comments

Long time SDRP volunteer Nigel Mould has been named 2014 Volunteer of the Year by Sarasota Magazine.  Nigel provides about 300 hours of help each year to the SDRP, and about 500 hours per year to Mote Marine Laboratory, where we base our operations. With the SDRP, he helps with rescues of dolphins that are [...]

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Young Dolphin Freed of Entanglements.

Sep 13, 2014 No Comments

An 11-month-old female bottlenose dolphin calf is swimming free of fishing gear that could have severed her tail. The dolphin, a dependent calf nicknamed Skipper, was first spotted by members of the 10,000 Islands Dolphin Project, who documented the entanglement and reported it to state and federal authorities. At the request of National Marine Fisheries [...]

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