What is The Dolphin Project (TDP) ?
It's 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.
View our Introductory video here !
We hope that you and your family are staying safe and as healthy as possible during the current pandemic. Even though we have not been able to work on our usual dolphin observation activities, we are continuing our work to protect the estuarine dolphins in any ways that we can until we are able to go back to our dolphin research program. We can still do education and we can work with other conservation groups to protect the environment that the dolphins live in. Training, a prerequisite along with membership in TDP for survey participation, will resume virtually via zoom on May 15th. Please see the details below for registration. Our latest partnership campaign is described below.
Saving Right Whales
Learn about the campaign that 100 Miles has started in partnership with The Dolphin Project, Glynn Environmental Coalition, and St Marys Earthkeepers, to protect the right whales, which come to the area near the Georgia and Florida coasts to birth their calves. The campaign is working to save the existing right whales (fewer than 375 whales and approximately 100 breeding females) and to increase their numbers by decreasing threats that are caused by humans. Since 2017, at least 47 right whales have been killed by boat strikes and entanglements in fishing gear from the lobster and snow crab industries.
The actions that you can take to help include:
For more information on the Save the Right Whales campaign, go to: https://onehundredmiles.org/rightwhales/
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