The Roatán Institute for Marine Sciences and Anthony’s Key Resort employ over 165 staff members. All of them are dedicated to making your stay here as thoroughly enjoyable as possible. Hopefully you will get a chance to know some of them by more than the introduction offered here.
The senior staff members offer in-depth lectures into the lives of the bottlenose dolphins we share this facility with. The amount of interaction, education and possible observational studies involving these marine mammals can be discussed with the Educational Coordinator when planning your itinerary.
Eldon Bolton, Director of RIMS
Eldon Bolton was instrumental in the establishment of the Roatan Institute for Marine Sciences ever since the facility opened its doors in 1989. He is involved in every aspect of its operations, including management, care and training of the bottlenose dolphins we house at our facility and overseeing the educational department and the research projects that are underway.
Jennifer Keck, Education & Research Coordinator
Jennifer has been working as the Education Coordinator since 1997 and she will be the first person you have contact with, often months before your arrival. One important aspect of her job is to coordinate your activities and help with the logistics of your trip so that you may concentrate on developing the curriculum. Most professors, even those returning, find her help and expertise invaluable.
Animal Care Staff at RIMS
A dedicated and professional staff is directly involved with the care, maintenance, training and research of our resident bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncates). The efforts and tremendous energy of these dedicated individuals are vital to the success of our facility and provide the animals with a healthy and stimulating environment.