Update August 4th, 2011
Tracking of our two males has ended. The last satellite signals were received on July 10th and our boys were still in the Windward Passage off the Southeast coast of Cuba. The whale was still making dives to 800-900 m, and remaining down for 30-40 min in some cases. Another success for all involved.
As many of you know, we recently transferred our calf to Sea World. The latest updates from the Sea World staff indicate that she is doing great in her new pool, spending lots of time swimming underwater and interacting with her staff. The calf was also being introduced to a new pool mate. Check the Sea World Facebook page and website for more details on the pilot whale calf.
The last young pilot whale female in our care, Caroline (300) is making progress. Her days are full of activities, including swimming, physical therapy, floating sessions as she regains her balance and buoyancy and electro-stimulation therapy to rebuild the muscles on the weak side of her curve. Caroline has a great attitude and is doing very well behaviorally. We continue to need volunteers 24/7 in 4 hour shifts. If you’re interested in volunteering, please call the MMC volunteer line at 305-451-4774.