Update from the SI Dolphin Education Program

The Seabrook Island Dolphin Education Program is a field-based program designed to engage and educate beachgoers while reducing human disturbances to the local dolphin population. Under contract with the Town of Seabrook Island, the program is managed by the Lowcountry Marine Mammal Network (LMMN), and relies on the support of citizen volunteers. Educators are present at Captain Sams Inlet each day during the peak tourist season to interact with beachgoers and collect valuable data about strand feeding activities. LMMN coordinates a similar program in the Town of Kiawah Island.

Several new volunteers were on the beach on Monday afternoon for a training session with Lauren Rust, Executive Director of LMMN. Pictured from left to right: Lynn Lillibridge, Michelle Almeyda-Wiedemuth, Susan Soden, Lauren Rust (LMMN), Laura Simpson and Julie Mulvaney.

Residents who are interested in volunteering with the Town of Seabrook Island’s Dolphin Education program may click here to download the Dolphin Education Program Volunteer Application form.

​​For more information, please contact LMMN by email at info@lmmn.org or by phone at (843) 991-6953.

-Submitted by the Town of Seabrook Island

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