• The bottlenose dolphins of Sarasota Bay

    Sarasota dolphin research program

    OSPREY, FL (March 7, 2017) Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast invites you to an informative program on the longest-running wild dolphin study with Dr. Randy Wells on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 from 9:30 am to 11:00 am.

    Dr. Wells will share lessons learned from 46 years of research and 5 generations of dolphins in Sarasota Bay. Dr. Wells directs the Chicago Zoological Society’s Dolphin Research Program, the world’s longest-running study of a wild dolphin population. He began studying dolphins in Sarasota Bay as a volunteer in high school, and is currently Senior Conservation Scientist at Chicago Zoological Society and manages Mote Marine Laboratory’s Dolphin Research Program.

    The program will be held upstairs in the Welcome Center at Bay Preserve, 400 Palmetto Avenue in Osprey. For more information and to register, visit www.conservationfoundation.com/events or call (941) 918-2100.

    Dr. Wells has served as principal or co-principal investigator for more than 185 funded marine mammal research projects, and has provided conservation consultations all over the world. Visit www.sarasotadolphin.org for more information.

    About Conservation Foundation
    Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast saves land, forever, protecting those special natural lands that make this region extraordinary. Working with landowners, businesses, and government, Conservation Foundation protects the character and natural integrity of the bays, beaches, barrier islands and their watersheds on Florida’s Gulf Coast. A nationally accredited land trust, the Foundation purchases natural areas, holds land conservation agreements and educates for responsible land and water stewardship in Manatee, Sarasota, Charlotte and Lee Counties. Learn more at www.conservationfoundation.com