Research by the Sarasota Dolphin Research Program over the past 49 years on the long-term resident bottlenose dolphins of Sarasota Bay has taught us a great deal about the lives and needs of our aquatic neighbors. We have also learned much from them that has benefited dolphins and porpoises around the world, through development of crucial datasets, training of conservation scientists and developing and refining techniques for field studies. Dr. Wells began studying dolphins as a high schooler at Riverview in Sarasota, and today is Director of the Sarasota Dolphin Research Program, which operates the world’s longest-running study of a wild dolphin population.

Join us for this dolphin-themed think + drink (science) — an evening event that transforms the Museum's famed Bishop Planetarium into a forum for discussion. You can grab a beer, glass of wine or a soft drink and learn about cutting-edge science in a relaxed, informal setting. Typically the expert of the day gives a short presentation on the topic of the month, and then opens the floor for questions and discussion.

  • When: 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 10
  • $5 for Members of the Museum's Discovery Society; $8 for all others
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