Archive for the ‘– Stranding News’ Category

– 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 […]

– April Fools! (2017-4-1)

Happy #AprilFoolsDay! One of the ocean pranksters we work with are Kogia whales – they’re the most common stranded live whale our Florida team helps. Kogia whales store ink in their large intestines and shoot it at predators, mainly sharks, to confuse them and make their escape. They are amazing creatures and most of what […]

– Semi-Annual Stranding Update (2017-2-27)

HSWRI Marine Stranding Team statistics for the six months ending January 2017

– Aerial Survey Update (2017-2-6)

Our Research Scientist Wendy Noke Durden recently published abundance estimates and trends from nearly a decade of aerial surveys of Indian River Lagoon bottlenose dolphins. The information we gather monitors the effects of ecological disturbances, unusual mortality events, and human impacts on this key species. We found that abundance estimates increased during extremely cold winter […]

– Entangled dolphin calf rescued (2017-1-18)

Yesterday we helped lead a multi-agency rescue of an entangled bottlenose dolphin calf in the Indian River Lagoon. The calf was badly entangled with fishing line embedded in her tail – we’d been following the calf and planning a rescue since she was first seen earlier this month. We’ll monitor the calf and her mother […]