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Mote "Science Cafe" Program Focuses on Begging Dolphins

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Brown Bags to Beggar: Bad eating habits and poor nutrition are an issue with America's youth... and Sarasota Bay dolphins?

Join Mote Marine Laboratory from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday June 7 as nutrition in humans and dolphins is explored during the next Science Café. Mote's Science Cafés are informal, community discussions that give everyone the chance to participate.

The Café will feature Dr. Katie McHugh, a researcher with the Sarasota Dolphin Research Program, a partnership of the Chicago Zoological Society and Mote, and Adriel Zahniser, a registered dietitian working for Sarasota County Schools as a nutrition educator and chef.

The Dolphin Research Program conducts the world’s longest-running study of a wild dolphin population and, through her research, McHugh has documented numerous human interactions of a dolphin nicknamed “Beggar.” Beggar is notorious for his unhealthy and dangerous relationship with humans who illegally feed him. Zahniser teaches area youth about healthy eating habits and nutrition.

The Science Café will be at the Half Shell Oyster House, 1991 Main St., Sarasota. Come early to get a good seat — doors open at 5:30 p.m.

Please RSVP to Mote at 941-388-4441, ext. 172. Food and drink specials will be available.

Additional Contact Information

Mote Marine Laboratory

1600 Ken Thompson Parkway
Sarasota, FL - 34236

(941) 388-4441