Research

Borger, Jill L. & Cooper, Arthur G.

A mass-stranding event of rough-toothed dolphins (Steno bredanensis) occurred off of the Florida Keys on 2 March 2005. A total of 26 dolphins were transported to the Marine Mammal Conservancy (Key Largo, Florida) for rehabilitation. Upon arrival, all animals were individually captured for photo identification, blood extraction, physical measurements, blowhole, fecal, and mouth cultures, and feeding/hydration. Most of the animals were confined in natural habitat enclosures or artificial holding [...]

Banick, Kathryn1 & Borger, Jill L.

There are very few data on the life history and biology of Steno bredanensis. This species is typically thought to inhabit deep tropical and subtropical waters. Contact and observations by humans have been reported on a limited basis. On 2 March 2005, a minimum of 70 roughtoothed dolphins stranded along a 3 km stretch of the Florida Keys. Of the 26 dolphins transported to the Marine Mammal Conservancy (Key Largo, FL) for rehabilitation, 15 expired, 4 are still receiving care, and 7 were [...]