Our Survey Team


 

 

Chris

Chris Desmond is Founder & Director of the 10,000 Islands Dolphins Project. A Master Mariner, he both oversees all aspects of the study while working on-board with its Survey Teams. He serves on the Advisory Committee of International Eco-Tourism Society’ 2010 Conference is a member of Ashoka. He is the curator and host of TEDxNaples.
 

 

 

Kent

Kent Morse is Resident Naturalist and Manager of Photo-identification / Data Analysis for the Project. An Award winning Naturalist and University of Ohio graduate, he attended the University of Florida’s Master Naturalist Program and is a Certified Interpretive Guide. Kent has worked in Alaska and Sea of Cortez as Lead Naturalist.
 

 

 
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James

James Livaccari is a Biologist and Researcher for the Dolphin Project. A graduate from the University of New Orleans, he is currently working towards his Masters in Environmental Science at Florida Gulf Coast University. He has a strong background in estuaries and habitat.
 

 

 
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Kristen

Kristen Fronehlich is a 2010 Marine Biologist graduate from Florida Gulf Coast University. She will intern at MOTE Marine Labs this Fall and then return to the Dolphin Explorer
 

 

 
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Rachael

Rachael Miner is a 2008 Marine Biologist graduate from Florida Gulf Coast University. Rachael is also a high school science teacher within Lee County.