February: Bottlenose Dolphins

Marine Discovery Center Monthly Lecture Series:
February – Bottlenose Dolphins

When: Thursday, February 15 2018 at 6:00 p.m.

Where: Marine Discovery Center, 520 Barracuda Blvd, NSB, 32169

Cost: FREE

The lecture is open to the public at no charge and no reservations are required.

For more information about the lecture, contact the Marine Discovery Center at 386-428-4828.

Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute recently helped disentangle an Atlantic bottlenose dolphin calf in the Indian River Lagoon. The calf was freed of a cord wrapped around its head and safely returned to the estuary with its mother.

Dolphins will be the topic for the February lecture at the Marine Discovery Center. The lecture is set for Thursday, Feb. 15, starting at 6 p.m., and will be hosted by the Marine Discovery Center, located at 520 Barracuda Boulevard in New Smyrna Beach.

What happens when citizens see sick or injured dolphins in the lagoon and Halifax River? How do you report these animals needing assistance and who offers the necessary care? Also, what is involved when animals must be captured for needed medical or entanglement procedures?

Learn more about the monitoring and concerns of these wild dolphins during the February lecture. Teresa Jablonski, senior research assistant at Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute, will be the guest speaker and will present photos of the recent rescue during her presentation.

The February lecture is open to the public at no charge and no reservations are required. Early arrival is recommended, as seating is limited.

For more information about the lecture, contact the Marine Discovery Center at 386-428-4828.