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  • – National Volunteer Week – Carli

    It’s #NationalVolunteerWeek! At Hubbs, we could not do what we do without the help of our dedicated volunteers. In honor of #NVW, throughout the week we will share a bit about what our volunteers do and their dedication to #HelpSeaChange. Carli volunteers at our Coconut Point lab in Melbourne Beach, Florida which is situated right...

  • – Daytona Beach News Journal: Pygmy Sperm Whale Strands on Daytona Beach

      By Dinah Voyles Pulver / April 13, 2018 DAYTONA BEACH — A pygmy sperm whale, possibly suffering from heart disease, stranded itself on the beach just as the sun came up Friday morning. The whale was almost 10 feet long, said Wendy Noke, a marine mammal biologist with Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute…. Link to article PDF...

  • – Spring 2018 Newsletter

    The Spring 2018 Fins & Flukes newsletter is now available! Click here for the latest news: Fins-and-Flukes-Spring-2018...

  • – Essential Stranding Program Volunteers

    We have a full house of volunteers over at our Melbourne Beach, Florida lab today! In Florida, volunteers help with a number of functions such as photo ID of dolphins in the Indian River Lagoon, which helps us identify known and new dolphins in order to track health and well-being; prepping of teeth for dolphin...

  • – HSWRI Attends FL Marine Mammal Conference

    We had an awesome time attending and participating in the Florida Marine Mammal Health Conference hosted by UF Aquatic Animal Health Program! This conference addressed aquatic ecosystems and health issues impacting marine mammals and other aquatic species in Florida. HSWRI scientists and research team hosted talks on Water Quality and the Indian River Lagoon and...

  • – Elementary school mock stranding with HSWRI

    One of our Florida research scientist’s Teresa, visited Ocean Breeze Elementary today and had students participate in a mock stranding. Students learned techniques on how to secure the area, treat the animal and why stranding response is needed! Thank you Ocean Breeze Elementary School for having us! To learn more about HSWRI’s stranding response team,...

  • – Successful rescue of dolphin calf

    Recently our Marine Mammal Stranding Team discovered a resident dolphin calf was entangled in marine debris wrapped tightly around its head. In consultation with NOAA Fisheries, the entanglement was deemed life-threatening and a rescue was planned. We’re pleased to report that this week the calf was successfully located and disentangled with the assistance of our...

  • – HSWRI participates in Youth Ocean Conservation Summit

    Over the weekend our Florida team attended the Youth Ocean Conservation Summit hosted at Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium. We were excited to join in their mission to empower young people with skills to launch ocean conversation efforts in their communities. Our research scientist, Megan Stolen and volunteer Casie Farrell spoke with future ocean conservationists...

  • – Otter Spotter project update

      Hello from the Otter side! It has been a busy week with several otter exams in Florida. Our new Otter ecology program is evaluating otters as sentinels of health of the Indian River Lagoon and nearby watershed. To learn more about our Otter Spotter Project, head over to http://hswri.org/indian-river-lagoon-otters/...

  • – HSWRI attends Hoot in the Park

    We were so excited to support Florida Wildlife Hospital & Sanctuary at their Hoot in the Park event. FWH aids more than 5,000 sick, injured and orphaned wildlife animals of all kinds across Florida each year. Thank you for having us!...