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The Wild Dolphin Project
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The Wild Dolphin Project (WDP), founded by Dr. Denise Herzing in 1985, is engaged in an ambitious, long-term scientific study of a specific pod of Atlantic spotted dolphins that live 40 miles off the coast of the Bahamas, in the Atlantic Ocean. For about 100 days each year, Phase I research has involved the photographing, videotaping, and audiotaping of a group of resident dolphins, aiming to learn about their lives.
rest of the year is spent in the laboratory in Jupiter, Florida, archiving
the information that has been gathered during the field season. WDP has
now accumulated unprecedented amounts of baseline data about these dolphins,
their relationships with other dolphins, and their daily lives in the
ocean. In addition, we have grown up with, and intimately know, many of
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Take your students on a fascinating journey to the mysterious ocean world of the Atlantic spotted dolphin! Meet individual dolphins like Stubby, Rosemole, Little Gash and their families. See how they relate to each other, what they eat, and how they find their food. Learn who their neighbors are and what dangers they face in their watery world. Discover what we can do, wherever we live, to help protect them!
Protect-a-Pod is a Wild Dolphin Project education package intended for use in grades 3-12, but which can be adapted for environmental organizations/institutions, after-school groups, parents, or for anyone interested in dolphins and their welfare. It is designed to introduce your students to dolphins and the way they interact within a complex ecosystem: the ocean. By involving students in the life and times of a wild Atlantic spotted dolphin pod, we hope to achieve the following:
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