We are pleased to announce that Oceanic Society's lead dolphin researcher, Eric Ramos, has been awarded the Robin Best Award for Best Overall Presentation at the 4th Colombian Zoology Congress (IV Congreso Colombiano de Zoología). Eric's award-winning presentation featured his research into bottlenose dolphin behavior in Turneffe Atoll, Belize, which he has carried out from the Oceanic Society Blackbird Caye Field Station since 2011. Eric is currently pursuing his PhD at The Graduate Center, CUNY in New York, based in the lab of longtime Oceanic Society advisor and reknowned dolphin researcher, Diana Reiss.
Brian Hutchinson is Oceanic Society's vice president of outreach, co-founder of the State of the World's Sea Turtles Program, and program officer of the IUCN-SSC Marine Turtle Specialist Group. Brian holds a B.A. in zoology from Connecticut College, and has been working to advance global marine conservation for more than a decade.