Sarasota, Florida -- Mote scientist is nominated for world's top award for animal conservation the Indianapolis Prize. Dr. Randal Wells heads the longest-running study of a wild dolphin population.
Wells is one of 39 conservation all-stars who have been nominated. Wells is the director of the Sarasota Dolphin Research Program in Sarasota Bay that began in 1970.
The winner will be announced September 27, 2014 in Indianapolis. The winner will receive $250,000 and the five other finalists will each receive $10,000.