Hello Dolphin Explorer teachers and students,
This blog was created just for YOU as a way to communicate, talk about the lessons and ask questions. I hope you find it useful. I'll be posting blog challenges, updates and "breaking news" photos or videos during the Program.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Blog Challenge #1: Welcome to the Dolphin Project!

Hello Dolphin Explorers!

I hope you are enjoying week one of the program, especially seeing our newborns swimming and playing around!! My name is Kristen (I'm the one holding the camera) and I will be posting blog challenges for you to do either in school if your teachers allow computer access or at home with your parents to show them what you will be learning as well! This first one will help us get to know you and what you think about the marine environment, there are no wrong answers!

Have a fun time posting your response using the "comment" button below...

Blog Challenge #1:

What state do you live in?

What grade are you in?

Have you ever seen a wild dolphin before this Program?

What would you like to learn about dolphins or other marine animals?

Do you care about the environment including our oceans and keeping them clean and safe?

Friday, April 26, 2013

Blog Challenge #4

Taking what you have learned from the dolphin project and what you already knew about the environment and conservation...

What are some things you can do to protect the planets forests, oceans or specific endangered animals?

Will you continue to care for the environment after the dolphin project program has ended?

Why is this important?

Female Crab and Mangroves

Breaking News:
We pulled up a crab trap recently and it had a female stone crab with eggs. The females can actually hold 500,000 to one MILLION eggs! Although only a small percentage actually survives to adulthood. We also found tiny snails on the red mangrove roots!

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Sighting of dolphins feeding!

Breaking News!

We witnessed our older male pair bond, Bangle and Finch, both catch large fish (jack) along the Isle of Capri seawall! They used the barrier feeding technique by creating waves along the wall trapping fish against it!

There I am taking video and photos at the scene along with intern Rachelle and Captain Michael who was positioning the boat!

Here is a mother osprey feeding her chick in their nest.

Mom named Batman with her calf Robin along side of her swimming along.