Kat joined Mote's team in 2009 and has worked in Education, Sea Turtle Care, and now the Manatee Care, Training, and Research department. Her previous experience includes training Atlantic bottlenose dolphins at The Dolphin Conservation Center at Marineland, researching North Atlantic right whales with Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, and working with elephants and giraffes at the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens. She now spends her days working and training our two resident manatees, Hugh and Buffett.
B.S. Marine Science and Biology, Coastal Carolina University
Gaspard, J.C., III, Bauer, G.B., Dziuk, K., Read, L., Nicolaisen, K., Mann, D.A., Reep, R.L. (2012) Vibrotactile Sensitivity of the Facial Vibrissae of the Florida Manatee (Trichechus manatus latirostris).
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