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Dolphin Count April 28, 2018

Want to be a scientist for a day? Sign up for the Lowcountry Marine Mammal Network’s Dolphin Count on April 28, 2018.  Sign up here!

Research has shown that there is little awareness in the Charleston community about our local dolphin population. There are approximately 300 individual dolphins that call Charleston home year-round. The aim of this event is to give a general “snapshot” of the dolphin population in the Charleston Harbor over a short period of time. As well as gaining valuable research data, we hope this event will raise awareness about the conservation of our marine environment. Marine mammal experts and trained volunteers will be at each of the eleven (maybe more) stations to give instructions, lead counts and will be prepared to answer questions about dolphins. 

Lowcountry Marine Mammal Network- Dolphin Count April 28, 2018

Dolphin Count is Lowcountry Marine Mammal Network’s first citizen scientist event, partnered with the SC Aquarium, to raise awareness about dolphins and LMMN. While the idea is to collect dolphin numbers, the main objective is community engagement and awareness.  Opportunities for assisting with the organization of the event are available, contact Lauren Rust <laurenbeddiarust@gmail.com>

Or mark your calendar and join the Count on April 28th!  More information click here.