Potential Oil Spill Impact on Dolphins Makes the News

Mar 05, 2014 No comments By

Potential impacts of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill are discernable, according to a March 4, 2014, article in the Washington Post which was re-published in the Sarasota Herald-Tribune on March 5. The article summarizes health assessment results from 2011, comparing wild dolphins in Barataria Bay, LA, which was heavily oiled, with dolphins studied for [...]

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SDRP Director’s Update: January 2014

Feb 11, 2014 No Comments

As the Sarasota Dolphin Research Program (SDRP) enters its 44th year of research, conservation, and education activities, it is a good time to reflect on the legacy of “the world’s longest-running study of a wild dolphin population.” We are honored that the program is recognized as a pioneering model by many around the world.  Because [...]

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Video shows harm from human interactions with dolphins

Jan 11, 2014 No Comments

Did you hear about Beggar? He’s the wild dolphin who died prematurely, at least partly due to human interactions.  Beggar was fed by humans, which contributed to his demise. A new video about Beggar has just been produced with  a grant from the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund (DWCF) to the Chicago Zoological Society. The video [...]

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