From dolphin health and physiology studies to dolphin rescues due to line entanglements; from Florida to Louisiana to Colombia; the 2014 Nicks n Notches annual report of the Sarasota Dolphin Research Program provides an interesting glimpse of the activities of the SDRP team. You can download a copy (4 MB pdf) for your reading pleasure.
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 [...]
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 [...]