Free Screening - Dolphins: Breaking the Code
Join us for the Dive-In Summer Film Series at NSU's Halmos College of Natural Sciences & Oceanography on Wednesday, July 18th at 6pm!
We will be screening the Changing Seas episode "Dolphins: Breaking the Code" followed by a Q&A with experts featured in the episode and a reception with beer provided by 15th Street Fisheries, Lauderdale Marina, and Saltwater Brewery.
Event is free and open to the public!
Dr. Denise Herzing has dedicated her career to studying a community of wild Atlantic spotted dolphins that live in the shallow, crystal clear waters of the Bahamas. Since 1985 she has researched the animals’ social structure, behaviors and communication through non-invasive, in-water observation. This “hands-off” approach allows Herzing and her team to gain the trust of the animals and study their natural behaviors. Each field season, information is added to a large database which includes topside and underwater photographs to keep track of individuals and document their reproductive and health status as well as social associations.
During in-water dolphin encounters, experts record video and sound of the animals in an effort to decode dolphin communication. In addition to deciphering the dolphins’ vocalizations, Herzing and collaborators are also exploring two-way communications between the researchers and the animals using a custom-made underwater acoustic interface called “CHAT.”
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