Jazmin Garcia

Jazmin Garcia


Published on Apr 05, 2015

Leonardo DiCaprio cares about the Belize marine environment and so should you! Please donate! 32 hours to go.

Hello friends,Thanks to many wonderful donations, we are so close to reaching our project goal! Funds collected from this crowdfund will help me complete my thesis project on the effects of human a...

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Published on Apr 03, 2015

We’re making the first dolphin photo ID database for Belize!

A very exciting part of my thesis project is that I have been given the opportunity to work alongside Eric A. Ramos of The Graduate Center CUNY, Dr. Nataly Caselblanco of the Turneffe Atoll Sustain...

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Published on Apr 01, 2015

16 years later, what’s changed?

No one has gone out to survey the bottlenose dolphin population in Drowned Cayes since Peterson 1999. My goal is to repeat the bottlenose dolphin survey of 1999 by Peterson (2001) to determine any ...

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Published on Mar 23, 2015

And we're back!!

Hello backers! Thank you for all of your support. We've been fortunate enough to have our project deadline extended! I can't thank you enough for the donations, best wishes, and kind words you have...

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Published on Mar 05, 2015

Why is this research so important?

The goal of this study is to investigate the effects of human activity on the dolphin population in the Drowned Cayes, Belize and to determine if an increase in human activity over the last decade ...

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Published on Feb 19, 2015

Ecotourism and it's Impacts

A growing industry in coastal areas is ecotourism. Cetacean-watching tourism has increased; from 1991 to 1998, the number of tourist involved in such activities increased by 5 million. Potential be...

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Published on Feb 05, 2015

Guess the dolphin behavior!

For our study, the behavioral state of the dolphins will be categorized as forage, rest, social, travel, or a combination of these. We will use the same behavioral descriptions as Peterson (2001):F...

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Published on Feb 02, 2015

Development and Ecotourism in Belize

Since the turn of the millennium, development and ecotourism in Belize has increased exponentially. From 1998 to 2006, there was an increase of over 800,000 visitors entering Belize via cruise ship...

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Published on Jan 29, 2015

Our study site - the Drowned Cayes, Belize

Map of Belize, with close up of the Drowned Cayes study area (Petersen 2001).

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