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Dive into marine science topics with the Ocean Expert Exchange series hosted by Scientist in Every Florida School and the ANGARI Foundation. Join us on these virtual experiences to deepen your knowledge of the marine world through livestream on Zoom and YouTube.
Dr. Brunnick discusses current research and conservation efforts for dolphins.
Topic: Dolphins Go Wild in Southeast Florida
Speaker: Barbara Brunnick, PhD – Taras Oceanographic Foundation
Dr. Brunnick has been involved in whale and dolphin research and conservation since her teenage years. She was among the first to record the underwater sounds of killer whales in the wild, worked on the only successful capture-release program of two bottlenose dolphins, and conducted a groundbreaking study on Atlantic Spotted dolphins. She is currently the Director of the Palm Beach Dolphin Project at Taras Oceanographic Foundation. Dr. Brunnick has also developed a new generation of critical habitat maps with a level of detail and accuracy not seen before. Over the last 30 years, Barbara has delivered >1000 presentations on whales, dolphins, mapmaking and marine conservation reaching countless people world-wide. She co-authored a book on bottlenose dolphins, and a biography about her mentor entitled An Ocean of Inspiration – The John Olguin Story. A Fellow of the Explorers Club, she is included in Adventurous Dreams, Adventurous Lives together with 120 other outstanding individuals.
K-12 Resources: K-12 Extension Activities
Fall Series Schedule:
Sept. 28 – Dolphins Go Wild in Southeast Florida
Oct. 26 – Sharks: Predator or Prey?
Nov. 30 – Secrets of Sargassum
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