New Smyrna Beach FL, Dolphin Rescue. May 2021

On May 5th, 2021, HSWRI and partners successfully rescued a young dolphin that became trapped in Spruce Creek, in New Smyrna Beach. The 3-year-old dolphin has been known to our team since its birth and was last seen with its mother in February. We have been closely monitoring the dolphin for the last 5 weeks while it remained in the same area, unable to leave the creek.

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International Women’s Day 2021

At HSWRI we celebrate women and their accomplishments year round. Take a look at some of our #TalkTuesday lectures from some of the women on our team! https://youtu.be/TtY5JJcmucc https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GZZwqM30_rs&t=3s https://youtu.be/uf7W6VB3Aqg...

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Hubbs Happy Hour Virtual Event

Join event hosts, HSWRI Science Team members and friends for our first ever Hubbs Happy Hour. We will have up to an hour of virtual fun via Zoom - including games & prize drawings! HSWRI will ship over a Happy Hour Box including cocktails from Cutwater Spirits and...

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COVID-19 Response at Hubbs

Dear friends of science and discovery, All of us at Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute hope you, your family and friends are healthy and managing well during the Covid-19 quarantine. We are all closely monitoring this health crisis along with the changes to our global...

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New Research Detects Potent Neurotoxin in Indian River Lagoon

A potent neurotoxin that has long been associated with mass die-offs of marine mammals during harmful algal blooms has been detected in bottlenose dolphins from the Indian River Lagoon estuary.A new study led by Florida Tech indicates the neurotoxin saxitoxin is present both during the bloom season as well as during non-bloom periods, a discovery that suggests this neurotoxin is an emerging threat to any organisms living in the Indian River Lagoon.

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March 2017

The March 2017 Fins & Flukes issue is here! In this issue: Stranding Summary Dolphin Calf Rescued from Life-Threatening Entanglement Newborn Sperm Whale Strands Alive at Ponce Inlet Well-Known Dolphin Found Dead in the Mosquito Lagoon Indian River Lagoon Die-Offs:...

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It’s time for the annual donor picnic!

2016 Donor Appreciation Picnic: September 18, 2016 SeaWorld San Diego A popular, long-standing tradition with HSWRI supporters and their families, the picnic includes brunch, musical performances, visits from SeaWorld animal ambassadors, and brief science chats...

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Winter 2016

  Fins & Flukes: Winter 2016 Rescue Updates - Where are they now? In the past four years, Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute (HSWRI) has been lead responder to several disentanglement efforts in our study area. Through weekly photo-identification surveys, we...

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Spring 2015

May 15, 2014 Fins & Flukes: Spring 2015 Our Spring 2015 issue has lots of exciting stories! Click here to read the newsletter. -- A Tale of Two Dolphins -- Ongoing Bottlenose Dolphin "Unusual Mortality Event" -- Dolphin Calf Disentangled from Fishing Line in Ft....

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HSWRI Gets Wild!

HSWRI is partnering with SeaWorld San Diego to get wild! HSWRI will be at the park every weekend in March from 12-6PM in the Conservation Connection area by the Washed Ashore Sculptures. Stop by our booth to say hello! SeaWorld’s Wild Days will feature nature experts...

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Killer whales imitate sounds of bottlenose dolphins, evidence for vocal plasticity across species

A team of scientists from Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute has found that killer whales living with bottlenose dolphins can learn to modify their vocalizations to be more like those of dolphins.  This is the first time vocal learning across species has been studied in toothed whales whose vocal repertoires differ greatly from those of dolphins.

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Supporter Appreciation Barbeque

August 26, 2014 Hubbs-SeaWorld Supporter Appreciation Barbeque Dear Friend of the Ocean:Last year, the Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute celebrated its 50th anniversary. It was an opportunity to honor all that HSWRI has achieved and recognize the tremendous...

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IGFA Conservation Award

January 22, 2014 HSWRI RECEIVES PRESTIGIOUS IGFA CONSERVATION AWARD FOR MILESTONE RELEASE OF TWO-MILLIONTH WHITE SEABASS Sportsmanship and conservation go hand in hand – anglers who hope for more and bigger fish tomorrow invariably understand the need to release...

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50th Gala Invitation

2013-06-14 - September 7, 2013 - 50th Anniversary Celebration - Fins, Flukes & Feathers!   Please click here for an electronic event response card. Once you have completed the form, simply attach to a new email message and send to Julie Diuguid at...

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50th Anniversary Day in San Diego

June 14, 2013 San Diego City Council Proclaims June 11, 2013  "Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute 50-Year Anniversary Day"  District 2 Councilmember Kevin Faulconer, SeaWorld San Diego aviculturists Amanda Newman and Lauren DuBois with Magellanic penguins, HSWRI...

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