Dr. Juli Goldstein (helped rescue Winter & Hope)
Q: What was your first thought when you saw Winter for the first time? Did you think she would make it?
A: I first met Winter shortly after she had arrived at CMA. She looked very weak, was thin, small and in critical condition. I was concerned that she may not survive however, she was an obvious fighter so I remained extremely hopeful.
Q: Was Winter's personality the same back then as it is now?
A: Her personality now is very similar, however, just like with people, as you age you mature. She is much more confident and strong now, but still as lovable as always!
Q: What was it like to rescue Hope, too?
A: I feel very blessed to be able to help any animal in need. Hope was found when her mother had passed away. It was extremely sad to hear her calling for her mother when we placed her in the rehab pool. Almost 2 years later she is a healthy and strong dolphin with a great new home and family!
Q: What rescue did you "enjoy" more, Winter or Hope?
A: Any opportunity to rescue or help an animal in need is blessing, however, I would prefer that they were healthy and didn't need our help!
Q: What is it like to be working with the CMA staff during a rescue?
A: CMA staff are a wonderful, knowledgeable and professional group of people. It is always enjoyable to collaborate and work together with them on projects.
Q: What is your favorite part about your job?
A: The best part about my job is having the opportunity to work with such amazing species such as bottlenose dolphins.
Q: What is your favorite marine mammal, whales, dolphins, etc?
A: I don't have a favorite, however most of my experience is with bottlenose dolphins.
Q: Any advice to people who might be interested in a career like yours in the future?
A: Never give up on your dreams, and study hard in school. Persistence and hard work will always pay off!