Archive for the ‘– Press’ Category

– WFME: Placards Posted to Save Indian River Dolphins (2017-8-18)

by Madeline Ninno (WMFE)          / August 18, 2017 Biologists are posting hundreds of signs on the seawalls of the Indian River Lagoon in an effort to save dolphins. The placards caution visitors not to feed the dolphins or discard fishing gear in the lagoon. The placards, which have been used in other coastal areas, have […]

– Orlando Sentinel: Dolphin dangers on rise in Brevard County’s Indian River (2017-8-17)

By Kevin Spear / August 17, 2017 Biologists are gluing hundreds of placards to the tops of seawalls this week in Brevard and Volusia counties that caution anglers and boaters not to feed dolphins or discard fishing gear into their coastal environment. “An entanglement [with fishing line] can act as a knife that can cut […]

– WOFL Fox 35: 500 placards warn of dolphin endangerment across Indian River Lagoon (2017-8-17)

By: Derrol Nail Posted: Aug 17 2017 08:59PM EDT BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35) – From her fishing spot at Kelly Park, Katie Orcutt has seen dolphins tangled up in fishing line. “It’s absolutely devastating that people’s negligence leads to the harming of something so amazing as a dolphin,” said the Merritt Island resident. NOAA […]

– 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 […]