Archive for the ‘– Other News’ Category

Living Shoreline Update (2018-6-20)

In October 2016, HSWRI’s Coconut Point lab in Melbourne Beach was heavily damaged by Hurricane Matthew. Only 50 feet from the edge of the Indian River Lagoon, a huge water surge and 105 mph winds wreaked havoc on this site causing upwards of $200,000 in damages. The damage caused has risked the safety of the mangroves, […]

Good News! Update on Previously Sighted Dolphin (2018-5-21)

Good news! During one of our routine photo-ID surveys in Mosquito Lagoon on the east coast of FL, we re-sighted the boat strike dolphin, whose story we shared back in February. We are happy to say that this animal is healing very well and was seen with other resident dolphins!  

Community Foundation for Brevard – Tour (2018-5-17)

We would like to thank Community Foundation for Brevard for touring our lab and bringing friends of their organization to learn more about our research work here at Hubbs-SeaWorld in Brevard! We are also grateful to be a grant awardee of CFB this year, it is truly our communities and partnerships like this that help us find […]

Loggerhead Sea Turtle Sighting (2018-5-11)

This week, while conducting a dolphin survey in the Mosquito Lagoon, our biologists spotted a loggerhead sea turtle drifting at the surface and struggling to breathe. The emaciated, juvenile turtle was transported to the Marine Science Center in Ponce Inlet for rehabilitation. The turtle was covered in parasites and would not have survived much longer […]

National Volunteer Week- Casie and Brittiny (2018-4-19)

Volunteers are an integral part of the work we do at HSWRI. At our Florida location, that may mean spontaneously getting on to a boat to evaluate a dolphin. Yesterday, our volunteers Casie and Brittiny sprang into action when a sick or possibly injured dolphin was spotted near our lab. They assisted one of our […]

– National Volunteer Week – Carli (2018-4-16)

It’s #NationalVolunteerWeek! At Hubbs, we could not do what we do without the help of our dedicated volunteers. In honor of #NVW, throughout the week we will share a bit about what our volunteers do and their dedication to #HelpSeaChange. Carli volunteers at our Coconut Point lab in Melbourne Beach, Florida which is situated right […]

– HSWRI Attends FL Marine Mammal Conference (2018-3-31)

We had an awesome time attending and participating in the Florida Marine Mammal Health Conference hosted by UF Aquatic Animal Health Program! This conference addressed aquatic ecosystems and health issues impacting marine mammals and other aquatic species in Florida. HSWRI scientists and research team hosted talks on Water Quality and the Indian River Lagoon and […]

– Boat Danger with Marine Wildlife (2018-2-23)

With increased boat traffic along coastal ecosystems, there is an increased danger for both dolphins and manatees. It is important to be mindful of protected wildlife. Several dolphins in our study area bare evidence of vessel strikes, and we are currently monitoring a dolphin in the Mosquito Lagoon on the east coast of Florida, that […]

– Space Coast Birding & Wildlife Festival (2018-1-29)

We had a great time over the last 4 days attending the Space Coast Birding & Wildlife Festival and not only connecting with many people in Brevard but from all over the country! We would like to thank HSWRI trustee, Laurilee Thompson for having us and continuously facilitating an excellent event for wildlife awareness in Florida!

– Florida Tax Collectors Training (2018-1-24)

Hello from Orlando! We are at the Florida Tax Collectors, Executive Training this week with information about our Discover Florida’s Oceans license plate. Tax offices are instrumental in helping Florida residents register for plates and we wanted to send a thank you! For more information on how to #HelpSeaChange in Florida, ask your local office about purchasing […]