Bottlenose Dolphin Tracking

Cascadia Research Collective (CRC) has been undertaking surveys for odontocetes in Hawaiian waters since 2000. There are multiple island-associated populations of bottlenose dolphins recognized in Hawaiian waters, based on photo-identification, genetics and satellite tagging, with individuals remaining associated with one or a couple of islands. Satellite tagging has been undertaken off Kauaʻi to examine movements of individuals in relation to the Navy's Pacific Missile Range Facility. This research is ongoing.

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