Dolphins Plus Attends a Marine Mammal Conference

Posted on: January 1, 2006

Two Dolphins Plus educators/scientists, Marylou Wright and Jill Richardson, Ph.D., attended the Society for Marine Mammalogy’s 16th Biennial Conference in San Diego, California in December 2005. The conference lasted five days and was one of the largest to date, with over 2500 attendees. They worked in conjunction with Kate Banick from the Marine Mammal Conservancy to present data generated from the rehabilitation and release of 11 rough-toothed dolphins in Key Largo, Florida. Their oral presentation, in addition to a scientific poster, were selected from thousands of applications for presentation at the conference. Only 25% of all of the applications were accepted, so this was a great honor to both Dolphins Plus and the Marine Mammal Conservancy. They also hosted a booth during the week of the conference, during which time they networked with hundreds of educators, students, and scientists, in an attempt to bring Dolphins Plus to the forefront of marine mammal research and education. We are very proud of our staff educators and scientists and look forward to an exciting future for both Dolphins Plus and the Marine Mammal Conservancy!