Archive for the ‘– Other News’ Category

– Florida Ecosystems (2017-8-1)

Have you seen us out and about in Florida? In the past few weeks we’ve been teaching Floridians about the local ecosystems and how they can help them at the Rockwell Collins Employee Fair, Brevard Zoo, Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, The Enchanted Forest Sanctuary, and Sams House at Pine Island Conservation Area! Keep your […]

– HSWRI Participates in Rockwell Collins Employee Fair (2017-7-20)

Nicola Bieber and Ron Zerwek of Rockwell Collins with HSWRI Florida’s research scientist Megan Stolen and Eileen Sigler participating in an employee fair today. Rockwell Collins’ Green Community’s grant program was the seed supporter of this new citizen science program, ‘Otter Spotter.’ Learn more at

– 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.

– Up & Running Fundraiser Benefits HSWRI (2017-7-15)

Nothing better than a race on the beach with the Florida sun coming up to benefit our marine mammal stranding program! Over 300 participants enjoyed post-race snacks and beer courtesy of Longdoggers Satellite Beach. Special thanks to Elizabeth Ring and Up & Running Fitness for putting on this fundraiser for us in its third year. […]

– 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 […]

– Otter Presentation at Brevard County Barrier Island Center (2017-5-26)

#WorldOtterDay may be over but our work is not – join our Research Scientist Megan Stolen at Brevard County Barrier Island Center tomorrow for information on how you can help Indian River Lagoon otters!

– Otter Spotter Interview on WFIT (2017-5-25)

Our research scientist Megan Stolen was interviewed this week on WFIT’s Coastal Connection program about Otter Spotter, our new citizen science program where the community helps collect information about Indian River Lagoon otters. Listen to her interview here: Find out more about the program here!

– 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 […]

– National Dolphin Day (2017-4-14)

Happy #NationalDolphinDay! Here at HSWRI we’re committed to dolphin conservation and have helped with their rescues and studied their health and populations for more than three decades. We educate the community year round about ‘best practices’ for boating and fishing around dolphins, the health of the Indian River Lagoon, and other topics key to keeping […]

– 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 […]