“Protect Wild Dolphins” Scholarships

Written by Keith_Rittmaster. Posted in Uncategorized


The following North Carolina students whose work promotes the protection of wild dolphins had abstracts accepted for presentation at the 18th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals in Quebec City, Canada, October 12 through 16, 2009. These four students were each awarded a $210 grant from the “Protect Wild Dolphins” license plate income through the Friends of the Maritime Museum, Beaufort, NC.
These students are:

Laura E. Bagge. UNCW. Thermal Properties of the blubber of adult short – finned pilot whales (Globicephala macrorhynchus)

Reny Tyson. Duke. Abundance and Community Structure of Bottlenose Dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) in the

Big Bend of Florida, St. Vincent Sound to Alligator Harbor.

Sara McClelland. UNCW. Variation in the vascular patterns of
blubber in shallow and deep diving
Odontocetes: implications for diving
physiology ?

Anna McGregor. Duke. Modeling the cost of locomotion for traveling and foraging North Atlantic

Right whales with a computational
fluid dynamics simulation.

Congratulations !! Keep up the good work.

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