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 […]
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 […]
Our lab in Melbourne Beach has been a popular spot with dolphins and pelicans this week. This was taken Tuesday when a large group of pelicans and a pod of about 30 dolphins came by to fish and hang out on our dock. The dock was heavily damaged last October by a hurricane but that […]
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 […]
Announcing the Run the Tide 5k 2017. Come out and enjoy a beautiful sunrise run/walk and support Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute. This is a fun event with a party afterwards at Long Doggers. And this year….the inflatable dolphins are back
It’s taken some time for our team to assess the extent of the damage done by #HurricaneMatthew to our Florida headquarters. The buildings were battered by 105 mph winds and the storm surge from the Indian River Lagoon (IRL) caused further damage, including nearly a foot of standing water, mud, and debris in the building […]
Yesterday morning biologists at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station discovered a stranded dolphin calf alone on the shore. Despite dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew and displacement from our lab due to significant damage from the storm, HSWRI’s Marine Mammal Stranding Team rushed to the scene. A shallow pool was dug in the […]
Yesterday, a team led by Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute with partners SeaWorld Orlando, Dolphin Conservation Field Station, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, FAU Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute, University of Florida, and NOAA Fisheries Service (NMFS) successfully disentangled a young dolphin from heavy fishing line. HSWRI has been following this calf since birth and been tracking […]
Save the date for October 4 when Megan Stolen from Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute presents Indian River Lagoon Dolphin Populations at the Marine Resources Council’s Brown Bag Lunch in Palm Bay. Check out their website for more details!
Florida’s Sunset Science Chat is TONIGHT! Join us on the beautiful Indian River Lagoon to learn more about local conservation efforts! This month hear from Anne and Paul Lins, local naturalists and HSWRI volunteers, about the largest loggerhead and green sea turtle nesting beach in North America. RSVP by emailing mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org.