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Sarasota dolphin researcher nominated for top conservation prize

Randall Wells, director of the Sarasota Dolphin Research Program, takes photographs of bottlenose dolphins in Sarasota Bay to identify the dolphins. Wells has been nominated for the Indianapolis Prize, a leading award for conservationists. Islander Photo: Courtesy Mote Marine Laboratory

Forty-three years ago this month, as a high school volunteer, Randall Wells started observing and studying bottlenose dolphins in Sarasota Bay. Since then, the data he and a team of researchers collected has revealed some amazing facts: They have names. …

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