Cool science: how to protect dolphins and whales through hearing tests

Sun, 09/01/2013
We now have the only hearing data for Atlantic white-sided dolphins and we’ve co

We now have the hearing data for Atlantic white-sided dolphins and we’ve contributed to the data on common dolphins and pilot whales as well.  Have you ever listened under water? 

When diving or snorkeling, I am always amazed at just how much noise there is underwater. 

Marine Rescue team member's Virginia homecoming is all dolphin business

Thu, 08/22/2013
A team of IFAW MMRR and VAQS members rush to the aid of the live stranded bottle

A team of IFAW MMRR and VAQS members rush to the aid of the live stranded bottlenose dolphin.As soon as I stepped out of the plane, I recognized immediately that all too familiar smell of fresh southeastern Virginia air, but the 80% humidity was one thing that I did not miss.

Training Wounded Badger Patrols to be ready, if and when they find their first victim

Tue, 08/20/2013
Training Wounded Badger Patrols to be ready, if and when they find their first v

The author, (right),  in the field with one of the Wounded Badger Patrol participants.Everyone is talking about it.

It could be any day now.

Song of the Whale journal: listening for sperm whales amongst the noise

Fri, 08/16/2013
Striped dolphin breaching at sunset

Striped dolphin breaching at sunset. After completing an intensive search of the northern Aegean Sea for harbour porpoises, the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s (IFAW) unique whale research vessel, R/V Song of the Whale, headed south last week surveying for sperm whales.

Calm seas and loads of porpoise sightings, no better way to end this Song of the Whale season

Tue, 08/27/2013
One encounter was particularly exciting as we were close enough to identify a mo

I first sailed as a volunteer on board the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s (IFAW) unique whale research vessel Song of the Whale (SOTW) in spring last year. I wouldn’t have imagined then that I would end up working full-time with the SOPerfect sighting conditions.TW team.