Apr. 6 Webinar: Dolphins of Sarasota Bay

An MRC Lunch & Learn Webinar

April 6, 2021
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Hear amazing stories and incredible findings from the world’s longest-running study of a wild dolphin population at MRC’s April Lunch & Learn Webinar with the Sarasota Bay Dolphin Research Program. See below for video from this event.

Sarasota Dolphin Research ProgramKatie McHugh, Staff Scientist with the Chicago Zoological Society’s Sarasota Dolphin Research Program, will also share ways to get involved in research and conservation of coastal dolphins.

About Our Presenter

Katie McHugh, Staff Scientist with the Chicago Zoological Society's Sarasota Dolphin Research ProgramKatie McHugh, Staff Scientist with the Chicago Zoological Society’s Sarasota Dolphin Research Program, began studying wild dolphins with the CZS-SDRP as an intern in 2000, and spent time studying spotted and dusky dolphins in the Bahamas and New Zealand before returning to the program as a graduate student researcher in 2004, where she studied juvenile dolphin behavior and the impacts of harmful algal blooms on dolphins in Sarasota Bay. Since completing her dissertation in 2010, Katie has remained with the program working primarily on research aimed at understanding and mitigating adverse human-dolphin interactions as well as overseeing behavioral research and coordinating training programs for students and international researchers.

Resources

Dolphins of Sarasota Bay documentView the presentation “How You Can Help Protect Dolphins”

Contact our speaker:
Katie McHugh, Staff Scientist
Chicago Zoological Society’s Sarasota Dolphin Research Program
c/o Mote Marine Laboratory
1600 Ken Thompson Pkwy • Sarasota, FL 34236
(941) 388-4441 x450 office
kmchugh@mote.org

E-Newsletter: sarasotadolphin.org/enewsletter/


MRC’s Lunch & Learn Webinar series is a long-standing and cherished social offered to the East Central Florida coast region, and is supported by volunteers and the community’s charitable giving. If interested and able, we ask participants to donate toward our guest speaker series. All donations are tax-deductible. For more information on the Marine Resources Council, please visit SaveTheIRL.org.