Archive for the ‘– Other News’ Category

– 100 Surveys Completed Along the Indian River Lagoon (2017-12-29)

Since April, we completed more than 100 surveys of Indian River Lagoon dolphins with the help of our collaborators. #HSWRIYearInReview It’s not too late to make a gift for 2017 – give online now and add another tax-deductible donation to your taxes for next year!

– HSWRI participates in Youth Ocean Conservation Summit (2017-12-12)

Over the weekend our Florida team attended the Youth Ocean Conservation Summit hosted at Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium. We were excited to join in their mission to empower young people with skills to launch ocean conversation efforts in their communities. Our research scientist, Megan Stolen and volunteer Casie Farrell spoke with future ocean conservationists […]

– Otter Spotter project update (2017-12-9)

  Hello from the Otter side! It has been a busy week with several otter exams in Florida. Our new Otter ecology program is evaluating otters as sentinels of health of the Indian River Lagoon and nearby watershed. To learn more about our Otter Spotter Project, head over to

– HSWRI attends Hoot in the Park (2017-12-7)

We were so excited to support Florida Wildlife Hospital & Sanctuary at their Hoot in the Park event. FWH aids more than 5,000 sick, injured and orphaned wildlife animals of all kinds across Florida each year. Thank you for having us!

– Youth Ocean Conservation Summit on December 9 (2017-11-29)

Florida folks! Join young people from across the country who are passionate about ocean conservation at the 2017 Youth Ocean Conservation Summit on Saturday, December 9 at Mote Marine Laboratory in Sarasota, FL! We’ll be there 🐬 Visit for complete details and to register for this year’s event!

– NFWF grant awarded to HSWRI scientist (2017-11-20)

Determining what killer whales eat, particularly during times when we aren’t sure exactly where they are, is extremely difficult but critical to conservation efforts. Our scientist Dr. Sam Rossman was recently awarded a grant to advance tools using stable isotopes to document the diet of marine mammals. We hope to apply this work to aid […]

– FL Team Participate in Beach Clean Up (2017-11-16)

  Our Florida team is out doing beach clean up & helping our Florida oceans stay healthy! We can all do our part to promote healthy beaches by being aware of what we leave behind and picking up what we see.

– Dolphin Survey News (2017-11-8)

It’s November and time to celebrate the season of giving! When you purchase a Discover Florida Oceans license plate, you directly contribute to research on the Indian River Lagoon that helps us learn more about Florida dolphins like the one pictured here from our survey last week. Funds from this program allow research scientist and […]

– Natural Sea Wall at Coconut Point (2017-11-6)

Recently, our Florida volunteers and staff partnered with the Indian River Lagoon Aquatic Preserves to plant marsh grasses near the seawall to help buffer the effects of wind, water and hurricane damages at our Coconut Point lab in Melbourne Beach. This project will serve as a natural coastal defense by forming a vertical barrier between […]

– Thank you to Viera and Brevard County Tax Collectors (2017-10-27)

We wanted to send a thank you to Brevard County Tax Collectors for partnering with us to benefit and contribute to thriving Florida Oceans. A special thank you to the Viera Tax Collectors branch, who registered the most licenses plates in the month of August through our Discover Florida’s Oceans license plate program. Florida residents […]