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Lecture Series: The Wild Dolphin Project

April 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Join us at the River Center for our monthly lecture series!

Our April speaker is Hayley Knapp, Master Student at Florida Atlantic University

Can you identify individuals in a wild dolphin population? Yes, you can! Over the last 40 years, The Wild Dolphin Project (WDP)––founded by Dr. Denise Herzing–– has studied Atlantic Spotted dolphins (Stenella frontalis) in the Bahamas, focusing its research on understanding their behavior, ecology, life-history, and acoustics. Through rigorous photo identification methods and a hands-off approach, the WDP has been able to develop a unique, respectful relationship with the Spotted dolphins living in the Bahamas. The project even knows the individuals by name! Their current graduate student, Hayley Knapp, is a masters student at Florida Atlantic University and is working on tracing paternity and genetic diversity by using fecal DNA to match calves to their parents. This is just one area of research the WDP focuses on. Join us in learning about the Wild Dolphin Project as we hear about the exciting research they are doing and how Hayley’s research ties in!

This event is not recommended for children under the age of 14.


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