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 grateful to our supporters, the large group of volunteers, and our collaborators who’ve made this effort possible: FAU Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute, Georgia Aquarium Conservation Field Station, Volusia County, Florida Environmental Management and St. Johns River Water Management District. Together we’ll continue to process this important data!