- Sep 14 2021
- 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
20 Years of Research with Cedar Key Dolphin Project: What Have We Learned and Where are we Going?
« Dr. Stefanie Gazda came to Cedar Key in 2001 as a Masters’ student at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth to study a feeding behavior that a local fisherman had captured on video. This driver-barrier behavior was the first documented case of a division of labor with role specialization in a marine mammal, and the second one in any mammal. She will share her PhD work on the dolphins of the Cedar Key area, now known as the Cedar Key Dolphin Project.
Since 2001, Dr. Gazda is part of a team conducting research along the coastlines of Dixie, Levy and Taylor counties on the bottlenose dolphin population. They’ve discovered a fascinating cooperative feeding behavior unlike anything previously described, and complex social interactions among the population. With this information we have plans for current and future research that will unravel further research questions and give us more insight into this unique population. Q&A will follow, time permitting! To join, log on via Zoom »