‘Dredging & the Dolphins of St. Johns River’ Approaches
Jacksonville Program – Dredging & the Dolphins of St. Johns River is scheduled for Monday, January 12, 2015, in Jacksonville, FL.
The University of North Florida (UNF) founded its Dolphin Behavioral Ecology Research Program in March 2011 and their research team has been conducting weekly dolphin surveys on the St. Johns River ever since.
Dr. Gibson will summarize what they have learned about the behavior and ecology of our local dolphin population and the main anthropogenic threats facing these dolphins.
She will also describe studies that have documented the impact of dredging operations on marine mammal populations in other parts of the world and relate these findings to what is likely to occur in the St. Johns River if the JAXPORT expansion plan moves forward.
Dredging Today Staff