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I've been lucky enough to see dolphins along the shores of Florida, but the highlights of my dolphin encounters involve my son Jesse, and also Dr. Randall Wells, who studies dolphins at the Mote Marine Laboratory in Sarasota. When Jesse was in 4th grade he accompanied me on a visit to Florida. We spent parts of two days with Randy Wells, and learned a lot about wild bottlenose dolphins he was studying (and have given names). This led to my book about Dr. Wells--Dolphin Man: Exploring the World of Dolphins. And he was the obvious choice and very helpful choice when I needed an expert to check my writing and the art for this book.