The SDRP started when Blair Irvine asked the question “Do dolphins live here year around?” His volunteer high school student-assistant was Randy Wells, who is now a PhD, the Program Director, internationally known scientist, and president of the Society for Marine Mammalogy. Blair is now a volunteer.
About Blair Irvine, PhD
Blair Irvine helps manage the SDRP website, serves as President of the Dolphin Biology Research Institute, and otherwise volunteers as needed. He started the SDRP in 1970 with then-High School student Randy Wells, and he led the research through the 70’s. Randy took over in the early 80s when Blair changed careers. Since then, his non-dolphin interests have been in the area of human behavioral health. With NIH support, much of his research has involved Internet behavioral interventions and training programs. His graduate degrees are in Zoology (MS), Exercise Physiology (MAPE), and Health Education (PhD).