Happy New Year

Jan 01, 2015 No comments By

The oldest known wild dolphins, 64-yr-old Nicklo and 61-yr-old BlackTipDoubleDip, were among the more than 20 dolphins observed  on December 26th, during our final photographic identification survey of 2014. The dolphins were observed from the newest addition to the Sarasota Dolphin Research Program fleet, the 21 ft R/V Martha Jane, generously donated by SDRP volunteer [...]

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What happened after “Speedy” was rescued?

Dec 27, 2014 No Comments

Remember Speedy? He was rescued in July, 2014 from a shallow brackish lake in the Everglades, separated by mangroves and shallow creeks from the Gulf of Mexico. Airboats were needed by the team to reach the site, and after a health exam by veterinarians, he was taken by boat to Chokoloskee Bay and released later the [...]

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Deepwater Horizon oil spill: 2014 follow-up

Dec 16, 2014 No Comments

The SDRP has continued its involvement with NOAA’s investigation of the potential impacts
of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. A peer-reviewed article by
Dr. Lori Schwacke and numerous co-authors was published in
the journal Environmental Science & Technology, comparing the health of dolphins in heavily-oiled Barataria Bay, Louisiana in 2011 to the health of the Sarasota Bay dolphins, [...]

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