Mirroring the stability of the Sarasota Bay resident dolphin community, most of the staff members of the SDRP have been with the program for at least 8 years. We did see a few changes this year.
Operations Specialist Gene Stover retired after many years of dedicated and much-appreciated service as a volunteer and part-time CZS employee (but he promises to continue to help with rescues as needed).
Brian Balmer completed his PhD at UNCW, and returned to Sarasota full-time as a post-doc with the program, along with long-time SDRP collaborator and new Mote Marine Lab post-doc Jennifer Yordy. Lab Manager Jason Allen announced his engagement to Mote Development Officer Stacy Alexander.