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Dolphin reproductive research aided by UH drones
University of Hawaii at Manoa Marine Mammal Research Program PhD student Fabien Vivier has been operating a drone above a pregnant dolphin. (Courtesy photo/Special to West Hawaii Today)
This undated photo provided by NOAA Fisheries shows Spinner dolphins in Hawaii. (NOAA Fisheries/via AP)
Spinner dolphins like these are among the common marine mammals in Hawaiian waters. (NOAA/Special to West Hawaii Today)
A resident dolphin mother and her new calf at the Hilton Waikoloa Village are helping scientists to evaluate the increasing pressures on wild dolphin populations such as Hawaii’s spinner dolphins.
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