Archive for the ‘– Stranding News’ 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 […]

– Disentangling a Dolphin Calf (2017-7-17)

  This dolphin calf was sighted with a rope through his mouth and around his body. After successful disentanglement with help from HSWRI, the calf and mother swam off together.

– IRL Survey Progress Report (2017-6-8)

In the last nine months our scientists and collaborators completed more than 100 surveys in the first comprehensive vessel survey of Indian River Lagoon (IRL) dolphins. To date we’ve processed 100,000 photos from the trips. The photos’ data will estimate the IRL dolphin population, which has suffered multiple Unusual Mortality Events recently. We are extremely […]

– 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 […]

– Indian River Lagoon survey (2017-4-18)

Teams are out today in the final series of survey days to count dolphins in the Indian River Lagoon (IRL) along the east coast of Florida. Dolphins are photographed and identified by the shape of their fin. This study is the most comprehensive survey of IRL dolphins and is critically needed as this population has […]

– Where’s Rodeo? (2017-4-4)

Forget Waldo – where’s Rodeo? We responded to Rodeo when he stranded in June 2013 – he received expert care at SeaWorld Orlando’s rehabilitation center. In November 2013, Rodeo was released back into the Indian River Lagoon and we monitored his movements and health with a radio-transmitter. We saw him recently during a survey more […]