Eckerd College - on Florida's Gulf Coast
Eckerd College Dolphin Project
St. Petersburg, FL since 1993
Who we are

The ECDP team is composed of current Eckerd College students who are employed for the summer months, and continue research throughout the school year. Because all aspects of the ECDP, from formulating research questions to designing experiments to data analyses, involve undergraduate researchers, it provides an excellent opportunity for quality student research and close interaction between undergraduates and faculty that is often not possible at other institutions. The Project is overseen by Dr. Shannon Gowans, an Eckerd College faculty member in the marine science department.

The Eckerd College study focuses on answering a variety of questions regarding the ecology of bottlenose dolphins.� Data resulting from the project can provide insight into questions regarding dolphin abundance, distribution, reproduction, stock discreteness, habitat use, and behavior.� It is important to investigate these basic questions in order to contribute to general knowledge regarding the biology, ecology, and behavior of dolphins, and to aid in the making of informed conservation and management decisions regarding dolphins and dolphin habitat.

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4200 54th Avenue South . St. Petersburg, Florida 33711
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