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April 24, 2014

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Senior trainer Kelly Jayne Rodriguez, left, works with a dolphin named Molly, who is in her early 50s, as students look on at the Dolphin Research Center in the Florida Keys, Fla. Geriatric marine mammal care is becoming more important today as Molly and other dolphins in human care are living longer than their counterparts in the wild. To meet these growing needs, the center has established the College of Marine Mammal Professionals.

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Senior trainer Kelly Jayne Rodriguez, left, works with a dolphin named Molly, who is in her early 50s, as students look on at the Dolphin Research Center in the Florida Keys, Fla. Geriatric marine mammal care is becoming more important today as Molly and other dolphins in human care are living longer than their counterparts in the wild. To meet these growing needs, the center has established the College of Marine Mammal Professionals.