Color: Royal Blue
Available sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL
This t-shirt features a photo of 3 dolphins from our study area, notably Amanda and in the echelon position is her calf, Astro. In 2013, half of the resident community of dolphins left Little Bahama Bank (LBB) and traveled south to Bimini. Amanda was one of the dolphins who left, along with her mom Apple and brother Achilles. Then, in 2015, we were surveying our original study site and saw Amanda's distinct dorsal fin, she had made her way back to LBB! She was with 3 older males from the Central group who had also left for Bimini in 2013: Navel, Mystery, and Poindexter. These males have been observed together since the late 1980's and are an example of a male alliance, or coalition. Male dolphins often form strong long-term associations with other males, which often extend throughout their lifetime.
Meet the dolphins: www.wilddolphinproject.org/our-research/meet-the-dolphins/
Meet Amanda BLOG: http://www.wilddolphinproject.org/meet-amanda-shes-one-of-a-kind/
Male Social Structure BLOG: www.wilddolphinproject.org/life-in-a-dolphin-pod-male-social-structure/
A mottled membership includes: www.wilddolphinproject.org/store/Mottled-Membership/
Why did they relocate? Read our published scientific article: http://www.wilddolphinproject.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/Herzing-et-al.-2017-plos-EXODUS-reduced-size.pdf
Photo by: Bethany Augliere
Bethany Augliere received her B.S (2007) in wildlife science from Virginia Tech and M.S. (2012) in biological sciences from Florida Atlantic University. She was the research assistant for the Wild Dolphin Project from 2010 to 2015, and continues to collaborate as a researcher and photographer. Bethany is broadly interested in ecology and conservation biology, including animal habitat use and movement patterns. Her thesis work examined the home ranges and habitat use of Atlantic spotted dolphins in the Bahamas. In 2016, she graduated from the University of California, Santa Cruz graduate program in science communication. Currently, she works as a freelance science, natural history and conservation photographer and writer. Her work had appeared in various online and print outlets including Hakai magazine, EARTH magazine, and Nature. To view more of her work and follow her projects, check out www.bethanyaugliere.com.