What is The Dolphin Project (TDP) ?

The longest running and largest ALL-volunteer, non-profit (501c3), research, education and conservation organization dedicated to the protection of the wild, estuarine Bottlenose dolphin and our shared environment.  TDP operates with a NMFS /NOAA (National Marine Fisheries Service / National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) authorization to conduct Photo-ID dolphin research.

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News and Updates

Our thoughts are with you and your family as this pandemic changes things for all of us. We know that during this time, there are so many things to think about.

Our dolphins remain a concern, as they help us to know what is happening in the waterways in coastal Georgia and southern South Carolina. By understanding the dolphins and how they react to their environment, we learn what we can do to protect our waterways and keep the dolphins healthy and safe.

Because of this, our work  at The Dolphin Project, continues despite the pandemic, as we understand how important the dolphins are to us and our health. While we have curtailed some of our activities so that we can practice social distancing and comply with stay at home directives, we are continuing to meet virtually and plan our future activities.

This is why we hope that you will think about this while you are at home, and join other dolphin lovers and people who are concerned about the coast to support the work of The Dolphin Project  throughout the year. We do understand if you are unable to give at this time, but want you to know that any gift, no matter how small, helps the dolphins, and many small gifts can make a big difference.

You can help The Dolphin Project when you shop on AMAZON
sign into
SMILE.AMAZON.com , pick THE DOLPHIN PROJECT as your preferred charity. TDP will get a small percentage of every sale.
Every little bit helps!!!

You can also help TDP by donating to our GO FUND ME site:

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survey cancellations due to COVID-19.

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*Important Upcoming Event*

Please accept this invitation to tune-in to the Georgia Conservancy’s Facebook page on Thursday, May 28 from 1:30 - 2:30 PM for a Facebook live chat as we discuss the threats posed by offshore oil & gas exploration along Georgia’s coast. We'll be joined by State Senator Ben Watson and Paulita Bennett-Martin of Oceana Georgia

Learn more at: https://www.georgiaconservancy.org/offshore-drilling/fb-live

As you know, The Dolphin Project remains concerned about the threats posed to estuarine dolphins and their environment, as well as the other threats posed by offshore drilling & gas exploration along Georgia's coast.

We urge you to join this live event! 

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MEMBERS range from 12 to 95 years of age. They come from all walks of life, and all over the U.S., because we share a common love of the environment and a sense of adventure. Members can participate in dolphin research, education outreach events and conservation programs through our environmental partnerships.

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