Each year, there are a number of internship opportunities available students who are interested in Dolphin Conservation & Research through the Sarasota Dolphin Research Program. These opportunities are administered through the Mote Marine Laboratory and are not part of the College Experiential Learning Opportunities (C.E.L.O.) program administered by the Chicago Zoological Society. As such, application deadlines, details and requirements may not reflect those posted on the C.E.L.O. webpage. Please make sure to read the information posted by Mote Marine Laboratory for the most accurate information and details.
From the 2013 internship posting: "The Sarasota Dolphin Research Program (SDRP), a partnership led by the Chicago Zoological Society and based at Mote Marine Laboratory in Sarasota, Florida, conducts the world’s longest-running study of a dolphin population. The program’s primary goal is to contribute to a better understanding of the structure and dynamics of populations of small cetaceans, as well as the natural and anthropogenic factors that impact them. The SDRP uses an interdisciplinary and collaborative approach in conducting studies of bottlenose dolphins within Sarasota Bay, Tampa Bay, Charlotte Harbor, and the Gulf of Mexico coastal waters. For more information about the SDRP, please visit: www.sarasotadolphin.org."
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