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December 05, 2005

Morgan Trains As Marine Biologist

Sixth grader Morgan recently participated in Gulf World Marine Park’s Dolphin Trainer for a Day Program in Panama City Beach, Florida. During this six hour program, Morgan had the chance to experience the daily responsibilities of the Marine Mammal Department at Gulf World. Meeting the dolphins, sea lions, penguins. and otters enabled Morgan to learn the daily care, husbandry, and training of these various animals. Assisting staff in training sessions, watching medical inspections, helping with food preparation, and feeding some of the animals also gave Morgan a great opportunity to learn all about the different aspects of a trainer’s job responsibilities.

Morgan learned first hand about animals, their complex social structure and training techniques used by the Gulf World trainers. This fun-filled educational experience ended with Morgan appearing on stage to perform a special segment of the Dolphin Show.

On a scale of one to ten, Morgan rated her experience a twelve!!! It was a chance of a life time and Morgan plans to continue her studies in Marine Biology.

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Posted by Dr. Tyson

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