Deep Dive: Photo-identification of dolphins, what can it tell us?

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 head 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.

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

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Tuesday 23 May 2023, 10:00 am ET (New York, Miami)

Zoom Link: or Meeting ID 835 8240 7603

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