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Metadata Summary: Sarasota Dolphin Research Program

Dataset Type: Monitoring/Sampling Data
Name of Data Source: Sarasota Dolphin Research Program
Number of Water Resources Sampled: Unknown
Datasource Abbreviation (dataset): SARASOTA_DOLPHINS
Description of Datasource: Bottlenose dolphins are common along the central west coast of Florida, including Sarasota Bay and surrounding waters. Long-term studies by the Sarasota Dolphin Research Program, initiated by Mote Marine Laboratory in 1970, and continuing today in conjunction with the Chicago Zoological Society, are monitoring a resident community of four generations of dolphins in Sarasota Bay.
Method of Transferring Data to the Atlas: Manual transfer via Email
How Often Data is Transferred to the Atlas: Annually
Data Current on Atlas as of: Not Available
Period of Record Within the Atlas: Not Available
Disclaimer/Use Constraints: Data are provisional and may not be corrected immediately when sensors encounter problems.

Custodian Information:
Sarasota Dolphin Research Program
Chicago Zoological Society in cooperation with Mote Marine Laboratory

Contact Name: Randall S. Wells
Contact Phone: (941) 388-4441x454
Contact E-mail:
Contact URL:
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