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.

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.

Monday, April 1, 2013

Blog Challenge #3

Comment on THIS POST below with the following:

1)First Name and Grade
2)State you live in
3)What you think of the Dolphin Project Program so far and your favorite part of the lessons!
4)Do you like science more now than you did before the Program started??

Thank you Dolphin Explorers!
Keep up the great work!

Breaking News: Bald Eagle!

We saw a bald eagle on the beach recently and got to get up close for excellent pictures of this amazing bird! Take a look!

We also saw an osprey digging into his lunch... a FISH!

We also saw dolphins playing and leaping near the boat... here are some photos: