DCP DEEP DIVE: Photo-ID off Nicaragua


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.

Joëlle is a Belgian marine biologist pursuing a PhD in Marine biology at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (@VUBrussel), Belgium. She started her own research project with the non-profit organization Association ELI-S (@association.elis) she founded in 2016. The Cetacean Conservation Project of Nicaragua is a community-based conservation project based on a scientific program that gathers baseline data on whales and dolphins occurring along the Pacific coast of Nicaragua in Central America.

Originally recorded 23 March 2023.

This Deep Dive is geared toward ages 14+, but all are welcome.

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