Caryn Self-Sullivan

Caryn Self-Sullivan

Belize City Belize

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Published on Apr 07, 2015

We're funded! Want to join us in the field?

Each year, we take a small group of students and supporters with us to Belize for a unique, total immersion research expedition and field course. If you choose to join us, your share of the costs ...

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Published on Mar 31, 2015

Conservation Behavior: Dolphins and Fish Traps

Conservation Behavior is a relatively new and emerging cross-discipline that focuses on the importance of understanding animal behavior when developing conservation strategies for f...

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Published on Mar 25, 2015

Did you know that dolphins and manatees socialize with each other in Belize?!?!?!?

While Jazmin is busy raising funds so that we can get back into the field this summer, Brittany, another of my graduate students at NSU's Oceanographic Center, is finishing up her MS Capstone on Ma...

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Published on Feb 07, 2015

New funding goal: $3000

Time is running out! Please help us meet our new goal of $3000 by sharing this project on all your social media accounts. If we fail to meet or exceed our new goal, all monies will be returned to...

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Published on Feb 07, 2015

Dolphin Photo-id

The larger image was taken in 2012. We are in the process of determining whether it's a "new" dolphin in our catalog, or if it's one we have seen before. I've attached a few of known dolphins belo...

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Published on Feb 07, 2015

A Primer on Animal Behavior

As we sat on our small research boat in Spoonbill Cove, watching a single manatee "resting" in one of our known resting hole sites, one of my students pointed out a dolphin's dorsal fin as it broke...

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Hey Daniel! Good luck. I will not always be able to donate this much, but today I can and I hope it sets an example for others who I know can better afford it. It's such a pleasure seeing you carry on with the next generation of students! One of my students raised $3000 using Experiement.com. We started out with a goal of $6000, but had to reduce it to $3000 and get an extention. It was a learning experience. Don't let the deadline sneak up on you. In the end, we had to donate about $200 out of our own pocket to keep from losing the $2800 that had been pledged.
Jan 26, 2016
Identifying the best habitats for the Caribbean manatee in Cuba using sonar
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Congratulations! Good luck with implementationšŸ˜Ž
Jan 19, 2016
How is the environment affecting fungal pathogen abundance and incidence in leatherback sea turtle nests?
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$257 to meet our goal. Only 19 hours left. Please share with your friends one more time, today! Thx :dolphin:
Apr 06, 2015
Human Impacts on Bottlenose Dolphins in Belize
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Leonardo DiCaprio purchased property along the west coast of Ambergris Caye a few years ago to build his resort. Although I have not met him personally (yet ;-) his property is near friends up that way. Jimmy Buffett and Paul Allen (Bill Gates' partner) also frequent Belize as do many other famous folk from the entertainment and business world who recognize a special place when they find it. Buffett frequents San Pedro Town, also on Ambergris Caye. Paul Allen comes in on his private yacht and anchors within our study area! Help us keep Belize a biodiversity hotspot through continued research, educational outreach, recommendations to decision makers who are challenged with balancing economic development and conservation. Donate within the next 24 hours to ensure we get into the field this summer!
Apr 05, 2015
Human Impacts on Bottlenose Dolphins in Belize
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Thanks Mike! We are also doing a field course during our expedition this summer. Check it out here: https://www.facebook.com/events/881875731872403/
Mar 26, 2015
Human Impacts on Bottlenose Dolphins in Belize
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What a nice thing to hear! I got into the field too late in life to make major contributions to the science of conservation behavior, so I focus my efforts on conservation through education and mentorship -- empowering young people, especially young women, to make those major contributions as the next generation of stewards. You have made my day! Thanks for your donation, too!
Mar 26, 2015
Human Impacts on Bottlenose Dolphins in Belize
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