Archive for the ‘– Press’ Category

– Awesome Ocean: Florida Dolphin Calf Found Tangled Up In…What Else? Trash! (2017-5-22)

By Emily Persico / May 22, 2017 In an inspirational display of teamwork, a calf tangled up in trash was freed from the constrictive grip of rope and fishing line. Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute was the leader in this mission. They are a nonprofit with a location in Melbourne Beach, Florida, perfectly positioned to monitor this […]

– Space Coast Daily: Hubbs-Seaworld Saves Entangled Dolphin Calf Near Cocoa Beach (2017-5-15)

BREVARD COUNTY • COCOA BEACH, FLORIDA– Hubbs-SeaWorld  helped free a dolphin calf recently near Cocoa Beach that was entangled in a rope and monofilament fishing line. The calf was sighted a while ago with a rope through his mouth and around his body, but rescue efforts were delayed by poor weather. After successful disentanglement today, the […]

– Florida Today: Dolphin rescued from entanglement in Cocoa Beach (2017-5-11)

by Lamaur Stancil, Florida Today Wildlife agencies teamed up Wednesday to free a baby dolphin from some fishing line in Cocoa Beach. Hubbs-Sea World Research Institute and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservartion Commission said the calf was entangled with the fishing line through its mouth and around its body. The dolphin had been spotted […]

-Air Force Reserve Command: Beached whale encounter leads Airman to SeaWorld volunteerism (2016-10-19)

By Maj. Cathleen Snow, 920th Rescue Wing Public Affairs / Published October 18, 2016 PATRICK AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. — As an Air Force Reserve security forces Airman, Tech. Sgt. Bridget Gayden never imagined she’d be responding to help a sick mammal, however on Sept. 7, Gayden and fellow 920th Rescue Wing SF Airmen were called […]

– WOFL Fox 35: Rescuers could not save pygmy sperm whale (2016-9-27)

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– Orlando Sentinal (AP): Pygmy whale found beached at Port Canaveral is euthanized (2016-9-27)

PORT CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A female pygmy sperm whale found beached on the rocks in Central Florida has been euthanized. Florida Today reports that biologists had to kill the marine mammal on Monday because deep-diving whales don’t survive in captivity. Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute research scientist Wendy Noke Durden says rescuers can’t replicate the diet […]

– Florida Today: Pygmy sperm whale euthanized at Cape Canaveral (2016-9-27)

September 26, 2016 / PORT CANAVERAL, Fla. — Rescuers euthanized an almost 10-foot-long female pygmy sperm whale that beached itself Monday along the rocks at the north side of Port Canaveral, near the Trident submarine basin. Biologists must euthanize pygmy sperm whales because the deep diving whales don’t survive in captivity. Rescuers can’t replicate the whale’s diet and other conditions […]

– WESH 2: Beached whale euthanized in Port Canaveral (2016-9-27)

Published  6:11 PM EDT Sep 26, 2016 By Dan Billow PORT CANAVERAL, Fla. —Bystanders and deputies tried to save a stranded whale at Port Canaveral Monday, in a drama that unfolded before many onlookers. Brevard County sheriff’s deputies held the whale still at the public boat ramp while biologists and passersby arrived. “It’s nice to see […]

– News 13: Rare whale found beached, injured at Port Canaveral’s Jetty Park (2016-9-27)

By Caitlin Wilson, Reporter /Last Updated: Monday, September 26, 2016, 4:33 PM EDT A rare whale was found beached and injured near Jetty Park in Port Canaveral on Monday morning. The pygmy sperm whale was about 10 years old, which is toward the end of the animals’ lifespan, according to biologists from the Hubbs SeaWorld […]

– WFTV9 ABC: Beached whale found in Port Canavaral in ‘bad condition’ (2016-9-26)

PORT CANAVERAL, Fla. – Two men fishing Monday near the Jetty Park boat ramp found a beached whale. “They stood by and took care of it until we got there,” said Megan Stolen, marine biologist for Hubbs SeaWorld… Link to article. PDF of article