Bottlenose dolphins are fascinating animals that are studied in a lot of places in the world. Scientists use their dorsal fins to individually identify them and unravel their social structure. For this talk, we headed away from DCP’s field sites to dive in with Joëlle De Weerdt to learn more about the dolphins she studies off Nicaragua.
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Human-made noise poses a significant problem for a wide range of animals. In this talk Pernille Meyer Sørensen presents the results of a recent study done in collaboration with the Dolphin Research Center, in Florida, in which they investigated how noise affected two dolphins working together.
Emma Chereskin talks about the male bottlenose dolphins of Shark Bay, Australia in this “Deep Dive.” These dolphins form the most complex alliance structure outside of humans. Forming alliances, and maintaining those friendships, is vital in securing paternities and protecting females from rival males. In this talk, Emma explores the wide variety of mechanisms, such as touch, synchrony, and sound, used by these dolphins to maintain their decades-long friendships.
Dr. Jason Bruck takes viewers on a meandering journey studying one of the world’s coolest animals. This talk covers communication, cognition, and conservation in dolphins and helps illuminate what we know about dolphin behavior as well as how we can use drones to evaluate dolphin health.
In this talk, you’ll learn more about DCP’s study on the sympatric distribution of Atlantic spotted and bottlenose dolphins immediately off Bimini’s shores. How do these two dolphin species stay separate? And what type of behaviors do we observe in this nearshore area? Two of the authors, Kel Melillo-Sweeting and Christine Ribic led this talk. The topic was also presented at the SMM conference in August 2022 and featured in a 2022 episode of The Dolphin Pod.
*CW: This talk discusses sexual interactions in non-human animals. For mature audiences.*
In this talk from Dr. Lilley, you’ll learn more about the socio-sexual behavior of belugas (or white whales) and the recent research that examined whether beluga socio-sexual behavior is lateralized.
This talk, led by Brooke from Lowcountry Marine Mammal Network, covers some of the many amazing adaptations (both physical and behavioral) that marine mammals have that help them be well suited for their environment!
This webinar was recorded on 28 Sept 2022.
Every year there are thousands of reports of sick, injured, and dead marine mammals throughout the United States. In this talk, Brooke from Lowcountry Marine Mammal Network goes over three of the biggest human impacts marine mammals face: human interaction, plastic pollution, and shipping traffic. We will also discuss how conservation works and ways you can get involved!
DCP Deep Dive: Partial Merger, discusses DCP’s Aug 2022 publication that was featured in Science, Newsweek, and the New York Times. Now is your chance to hear straight from the source. Nicole discusses the interactions between members of two communities of Atlantic spotted dolphins in The Bahamas; asking if members of the same group were physically near each other as well as if they interacted with each other through physical touch. Fascinating stuff!