Current Projects

Current Staff Projects

  • Food habit studies of stranded dolphins and sea turtles
  • Cause of mortality in cetaceans stranded near Sarasota County
  • Dolphin/stingray interactions in Sarasota Bay
  • Social science surveys of angler opinions and attitudes towards sea turtles at Venice Municipal Fishing Pier
  • Identifying vessel-strike prone areas for sea turtles along Sarasota's inshore coastline: a spatial and temporal analysis
  • Comparing boat-strike characteristics among different species of sea turtles in Sarasota and Manatee counties
  • Davian behavior in Sarasota-area dolphins
  • Effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on human interaction in stranded dolphins
  • Prevalence and prognosis of trauma-related kyphosis in stranded green sea turtles (Chelonia mydas)

Student Research Support 

The Stranding Investigations Program regularly supports graduate and undergraduate research through our internship program. Since 2009, at least 20 former SIP interns have acquired paid positions working in a related field, and at least 17 former interns have obtained or are currently pursuing graduate or veterinary degrees.

Page updated in August 2022

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