Count from 9 to 11 a.m. July 21 at locations from Fenwick Island to Woodland Beach.

The Marine Education, Research and Rehabilitation Institute Inc. is seeking volunteers for its annual dolphin count from 9 to 11 a.m. July 21.

Observers will be stationed at designated points running from Fenwick Island to Woodland Beach.

“Results from this count will help to determine population stability in Atlantic Bottlenose dolphins in this region. The Dolphin Count is important for multiple reasons,” said MERR Executive Director Suzanne Thurman. “After collecting data locally, we compare it with past numbers and numbers of other stranding organizations in the Northeast region who monitor bottlenose dolphin to ensure stability in their population.”

Volunteers will collect and analyze data on local dolphin population on coastal beaches Thurman said that, on average, about 300-400 dolphins are counted in the two-hour period.

For more, call 228-5029 or email merrinstitute@gmail.com.