Welcome to The Wild Dolphin Project
The Wild Dolphin Project is a non-profit scientific research organization that studies and reports on a specific pod of free ranging Atlantic spotted dolphins (Stenella frontalis). Since 1985, Denise Herzing has been studying dolphin communication in the wild. Objectives of this long-term, non-invasive field research on wild dolphins are to gather information on the natural history of these dolphins, including dolphin behaviors, social structure, dolphin communication, and habitat; and to report what we have learned to the scientific community and the general public.
TED 2013 Conference
The language of dolphins. Dr. Herzing speaks at TED. Click here for the blog. Stay tuned for the video in the coming months.
Two-Way Interface for Human and Dolphin Communication
In 1997, the Wild Dolphin Project initiated a pilot study to create and explore an interface for human and dolphin communication in the wild. (Click here for a description of this work) Working with cognitive scientists Dr. Adam Pack and Dr. Fabienne Delfour, our team tested and explored the visual and acoustic interface through four field seasons.
2013 Engine Refit
WDP is currently undergoing its engine refit for R/V Stenella. To see the progress, you can view our blog, which has pictures and video of the engine refit process. We are still accepting contributions for the capital campaign drive to acquire a few additional pieces of equipment for the boat. If you are interested in making a contribution, click here and make a donation today.
Wild Dolphin Project’s Promo Video
Check out our promotional video done by APEX Productions. If you have ever wondered what it is like to be on one of our summer trips down to the Bahamas, this gives you just a little taste.
Click Here to see the video. Enjoy!
2013 Trip Schedule
Check out the Trip Information page for the dates and details about our 2013 trips.
Check out the Student Opportunities page for trip dates, prices, etc.
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Interested in Learning About Marine Animals?
Check out this new ipad app developed by Duke University in itunes. Look under Atlantic spotted dolphins for our information. Click Here