New Zealand Dolphins Earthwatch volunteers observe and document interaction between humans and dusky dolphins in the near-shore waters of South Island. Do human activities alter the dolphins' behavior and movement patterns? Do the dolphins respond differently to different human activities? How can we help direct and manage tourist activities?
Exploring Dolphin Intelligence EarthCorps volunteers will continue to address dolphin intelligence by trying to answer a series of questions. How does a dolphin recognize and remember? Do dolphins depend more on vision or sound? Do dolphins understand analogies? To what extent do dolphins "speak"? What role does mimicry play in dolphin communication? How do dolphins mentally represent their world? To what extent do dolphins understand language?
The Wild Dolphin Project Studying the life history and communication system of a resident group of free-ranging Atlantic spotted dolphins.
The Center for Bioacoustics (CFB) is a part of Texas A&M University and the Texas A&M University System and as such shares a dedication to the development and dissemination of knowledge in many fields. The CFB aspires to preeminence in education, research, and service through the science and technology of bioacoustics. In support of this mission, the CFB carries on an active research program, develops and teaches undergraduate, graduate, and continuing education ourses both on and off the Texas A&M Campus. Additionally, the CFB provides service by maintaining a growing and accessible systematic collection of digital recordings of natural and man-made sounds. The CFB's collection is available to researchers throughout the world.
Saving Whales with DNA Earthtrust's project is a strategy for ending the global black market in whale meat through the use of DNA analysis. DNA technology is currently revolutionizing many fields and it is poised to have a huge impact on the illegal trade in endangered and protected species of whales.