Archive for the ‘– Other News’ Category

– 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 […]

– 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 […]

– Dolphins and Pelicans Hang Out (2017-3-24)

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 […]

– 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 […]

– Run the Tide Beach 5K on July 15, 2017 (2017-1-25)

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

– Funds needed to repair Hurricane Matthew damage (2016-11-10)

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 […]

– Stranding responses continue as we recover from Hurricane Matthew (2016-10-12)

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 […]

– HSWRI team disentangles young dolphin in the Indian River Lagoon (2016-9-15)

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 […]