Nicks ‘n’ Notches

Nicks ‘n’ Notches is the annual report of the Chicago Zoological Society’s Sarasota Dolphin Research Program. Each issue contains an annual summary of the research, conservation, education and outreach activities conducted by the Program, as well as recognition of those who have made financial or in-kind donations of support.

The Program welcomes financial donations, as well as donations of equipment, such as boats, computers, cameras and vehicles. To find out how you can support the Program, please contact Cindy Zeigler, CZS Chief Advancement Officer, at 708.688.8263.

More than 50 years of marine mammal research, conservation, and education.

As the Sarasota Dolphin Research Program (SDRP) celebrates its golden anniversary, it seems reasonable to reflect on the legacy of conducting the world’s longest-running study of a wild dolphin population. What has developed over the decades is certainly beyond anything dolphin trainer Blair Irvine and his high school assistant could have imagined when we began tagging dolphins in Sarasota Bay in October 1970 to study their movements and activities.

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