Tarpon Bay Explorers, concessionaire for The J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge, welcomes the newest addition to their staff Adam Sauerland. As a naturalist for the Explorers, Sauerland provides guided kayak tours, Nature & Sea Life Cruises, Touch Tank Exploration programs and deck talks.
He also participates in the care and feeding of marine animals in the Touch Tank & Aquarium Exhibit.
Sauerland hails from Shaker Heights, Ohio, and attained his zoology degree from Miami (Ohio)University. Multiple family vacations to Florida peaked his interest in the ecology of the area. He obtained an internship with Mote Marine Laboratory in Sarasota, working with the Sea Turtle Conservation and Research program before coming to Tarpon Bay Explorers.
When not working, Sauerland enjoys hiking, birding, running and music. At one time, he could identify more than 75 birds by their song. He also likes to snowboard, which he won't be participating in here, so he plans to pursue scuba diving certification.
Tarpon Bay Explorers invites everyone to experience the many adventures they offer. Open seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., you can visit at 900 Tarpon Bay Road, Sanibel.
For more information call 239-472-8900.