For Members of the Media

After more than 50 years of research, education and conservation, we know a lot about dolphins — from their life histories, to the ways they communicate with each other, to dolphin family structure, health and physiology. We’ve been pioneering dolphin research since our research program began in 1970 and we’re happy to share what we know with members of the news media so that information about these fascinating animals — and the threats they face in the wild — can reach the public.

If you’re a member of the media and would like to know more about our research or set up an interview with one of our experts, please contact Sondra Katzen, Media Relations Manager, Brookfield Zoo Chicago. We’d also encourage you to spend a few minutes on this website to learn more about our history and some of our current research projects.

The Sarasota Dolphin Research Program in the News

Dozens of balloons collected off Sarasota coast, researchers warn of plastic pollution danger

Sarasota researchers: Give dolphins space

The Real Dolphin Tale: They’re Smart, Sometimes Vicious and Highly Sexed

The secret life of dolphins: What 50 years of research is uncovering in Sarasota Bay

Dolphin moms use ‘baby talk’ with their calves

Dolphin moms use baby talk to call to their young, recordings show

Florida Trend Icon Randy Wells

Randall Wells, Sarasota Dolphin Research Program leader, wins Lifetime Achievement Award

Researchers rescue baby dolphin tangled in fishing line in Clearwater

Sarasota Dolphin Research Program documents record number of dolphin births in 2021

Researchers concerned about possible red tide impact following dolphin baby boom

Sarasota Dolphin Research Program earns global Disney Conservation Hero Award

Dolphins and Suburbanites Have a Lot in Common

Fins are like fingerprints

Fathoming 50

Gulf Coast Life

Cetacean Secrets

Researchers warn boaters to watch out for dolphins after three were killed in Sarasota Bay

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