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Crowdfunding is now underway for our first study! If fully funded, the Project will have the equipment needed for our curent project as well as future communication studies. Check out our GoFundMe page!
"Dolphins are one of the most social animals on the planet. Researchers believe this is why they seem to be so cognitively advanced. Rough-toothed dolphins seem to be even more social than bottlenose dolphins. They interact more and show more interest in interacting with humans. They are also well known for their curiosity. This is why I believe this species has the potential to tell us much more about dolphin behavior and communication." - Megan Broadway, Ph.D.
Gulf World is the only facility in North America to house rough-toothed dolphins. This facility offers the only permanent sanctuary for rough-tooths that are stranded and unable to survive on their own in the wild. Without public support, facilities such as this would not be able to take in these animals in desperate need of a home.
The Rough Tooth Project offers a valuable opportunity for the rough-tooths at Gulf World by furthering our knowledge of this understudied species. Insights gained from our research can help improve the lives of these animals by providing caretakers with valuable knowledge about their natural communication systems, social structures, and behavior.