Current Projects

Current Staff Projects

  • Food habit studies of stranded dolphins and sea turtles.
  • Cause of mortality in offshore cetaceans stranded near Sarasota County.
  • Dolphin/stingray interactions in Sarasota Bay.
  • Cholestyramine treatment for brevitoxicosis in sea turtles and sea birds.
  • Rate of epiphyseal plate fusion of known-aged Sarasota Bay dolphins.
  • 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.

Graduate Student Research Support 

  • James Powell (Portland State-PhD): Bone mineral density of the bottlenose dolphin, Tursiops truncatus: a model for assessing dolphin and ecosystem health.
  • Krystan Wilkinson (UF-MS): An analysis of shark bite scars on the Sarasota Bay resident bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) community and its implications for home range selection.
  • Mackenzie Russel (UNCW-MS): Skeletal Fractures Resulting From Blunt Force Trauma In Bottlenose Dolphins, Tursiops truncatus.

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