Dolphin Associations

Contacts:      Peter James MacCracken, APRpjm@strategic-communications.com – (619) 275-4110Autumn Batson (abatson@hswri.org) – (321) 327-8970  The Ties That Bind: Study Shows Bottlenose Dolphins Maintain Associations and Family Bonds from Calf to Juvenile Stages...

Impact Report 2021

Our 2021 Impact Report has arrived! Take a deep dive into all things Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute and see what your support and generosity allowed our team to accomplish throughout the year. View/Print PDF

Genetics-Based Study Shows Hatchery Contribution to White Seabass Fishery Significantly Greater Than Previous Estimates

Contact: Peter James MacCracken, APR pjm@strategic-communications.com – (619) 275-4110 GENETICS-BASED STUDY SHOWS HATCHERY CONTRIBUTION TO WHITE SEABASS FISHERY SIGNIFICANTLY GREATER THAN PREVIOUS ESTIMATESOff Southern California and Mexico, 30 to 48 percent of fish...

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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Another day, another dolphin survey! When on survey, the team records and photographs each dolphin spotted and information like estimated age, behavior (feeding, playing, traveling), location, water salinity, whether there are nearby boats, how the dolphin/boats are reacting to each other, and any noteworthy information about the dolphin. Survey days are long, but this is how our scientists are able to identify and monitor the health of the population! ... See More

Another day, another dolphin survey! When on survey, the team records and photographs each dolphin spotted and information like estimated age, behavior (feeding, playing, traveling), location, water salinity, whether there are nearby boats, how the dolphin/boats are reacting to each other, and any noteworthy information about the dolphin. Survey days are long, but this is how our scientists are able to identify and monitor the health of the population!

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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...

2020 Donor Impact Report

Our Donor Impact Report is here. Check out how our supporters made our research and emergency response efforts...