Where are they now? 2011 Graduate student update

Jan 17, 2012 No Comments

I was fortunate to start working on conservation very early in my (short) career. It all started in Argentina in the mid-nineties, during my undergraduate studies, when Pablo Bordino took me in as an intern to do Franciscana dolphin behavior and conservation work with AquaMarina. These were my first conservation lessons at a time when [...]

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Where are they now? 2011Graduate student update

Jan 17, 2012 No Comments

My interest in marine species and the marine environment began when I started volunteering at The Marine Mammal Center (TMMC) in 1991, where I was first exposed to the impact that disease can have on marine mammal species. I returned to TMMC a decade later, as their first veterinary intern, after earning my veterinary degree [...]

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2011 International training perspective

Jan 17, 2012 No Comments

I am from Argentina.  I am a member of the AquaMarina team, a group of biologists, students and fishermen working together on different projects in marine biology. In 2005, some members of the SDRP went to Argentina to help us with our Radio Tracking Franciscana Dolphin Project. It was a challenge for all, because it [...]

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Where are they now? An SDRP past intern’s perspective: A journey from the east to the west to study dolphins!

Jan 03, 2011 No Comments

By Mridula Srinivasan, PhD, NOAA Fisheries Service As a girl born and raised in India, marine biology was not a subject that was known or discussed as a career option. My only exposure to marine mammals and the oceans was through television documentaries and magazines. I saw my first wild dolphin when I was 22 [...]

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International training perspective

Jan 03, 2011 No Comments

By Celeste Bollini and Yamila Rodriguez We came from Mar del Plata, a tourist city known as “La ciudad feliz” (The happy city), situated on the Atlantic coast of Argentina in Buenos Aires Province. We are studying biology at the University of Mar del Plata (UNMdP). Our town is famous for its beautiful beaches, which [...]

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Education, Outreach, and Training

Dec 22, 2010 No Comments

Education continues to be a major component of our program’s activities, directed toward the general public, students, colleagues in the United States and abroad, and wildlife management agencies. Public Education and Outreach: We work to educate the general public regarding bottlenose dolphins and conservation issues through public presentations at the Chicago Zoological Society’s Brookfield Zoo, [...]

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My perspectives as a SDRP intern from Argentina

Jan 05, 2010 No Comments

By Natalia Asplanato, Fundacion Aquamarina When I was asked to write an article about my experience as an intern I did not know where to start, how to summarize the many things I did and how to put in words the feelings and the memories this trip left me. I am from Argentina, a country [...]

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Undergraduate College Internships and Other Volunteers:

Jan 12, 2009 No Comments

At the college level, we are fortunate to have access through Mote Marine Laboratory to high quality, dedicated undergraduate student interns who volunteer with our program for at least 2-3 months periods (for more information on internships, please contact Jason Allen, SDRP Lab Manager, at: allenjb@mote.org). In addition, eight non-students, including local Sarasota residents, volunteered [...]

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An Argentinean intern’s experiences in Sarasota

Jan 12, 2009 No Comments

By Ignacio (Nacho) Bruno, Aquamarina I come from San Clemente del Tuyú, a small city situated in the southern point of Samborombón Bay, Argentina, just where the La Plata River waters join the sea. This is an estuarine area with muddy waters, part of the coastal waters of Buenos Aires Province that represent the southern [...]

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