Susan Phillips, Author at Discover Florida's Oceans
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  • In the past few weeks, three well-known dolphins in our study area have given birth! The newborn dolphins are in good hands, as these mothers are extremely attentive and experienced. We look forward to watching them grow and can’t wait to see what surprises lie ahead as we move into calving season! Pictured here,TRIP, who is an excellent mom, for a long...

  • In October 2016, HSWRI’s Coconut Point lab in Melbourne Beach was heavily damaged by Hurricane Matthew. Only 50 feet from the edge of the Indian River Lagoon, a huge water surge and 105 mph winds wreaked havoc on this site causing upwards of $200,000 in damages. The damage caused has risked the safety of the mangroves,...

  •                 Today at our labs, our research scientist Megan Stolen with the help of volunteers, retrieved several samples that will be sent to a research lab in California for further testing on potential diseases Otters can be exposed to. These samples will help provide valuable data on the...

  • Good news! During one of our routine photo-ID surveys in Mosquito Lagoon on the east coast of FL, we re-sighted the boat strike dolphin, whose story we shared back in February. We are happy to say that this animal is healing very well and was seen with other resident dolphins!  ...

  • We would like to thank Community Foundation for Brevard for touring our lab and bringing friends of their organization to learn more about our research work here at Hubbs-SeaWorld in Brevard! We are also grateful to be a grant awardee of CFB this year, it is truly our communities and partnerships like this that help us find...

  • This week, while conducting a dolphin survey in the Mosquito Lagoon, our biologists spotted a loggerhead sea turtle drifting at the surface and struggling to breathe. The emaciated, juvenile turtle was transported to the Marine Science Center in Ponce Inlet for rehabilitation. The turtle was covered in parasites and would not have survived much longer...

  • National Volunteer Week- Casie and Brittiny

    Volunteers are an integral part of the work we do at HSWRI. At our Florida location, that may mean spontaneously getting on to a boat to evaluate a dolphin. Yesterday, our volunteers Casie and Brittiny sprang into action when a sick or possibly injured dolphin was spotted near our lab. They assisted one of our...

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  • What We Do: Marine Mammal Stranding Response Dolphin Photo Identification & Ecology Otter Spotter, Citizen Science Project How We Do It: Thriving Marine Life: Preventing Disease and Transmission. We investigate why strandings occur and monitor behavior/success of rehabilitated animals returned to sea. We also work with coastal communities to prevent injuries to free-ranging marine mammals and...