What is The Dolphin Project  (TDP)? 

Founded in 1989, 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 follows the guidelines of the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA)  and conducts Photo-ID dolphin research.

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Make this year’s Valentine’s Day

Even more special

Show your love for dolphins

And their environment

By adopting a dolphin


Dolphin adoptions make great gifts –

And the adoptions

Support efforts to keep dolphins

Healthy through the work we do at

The Dolphin Project!

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Happy New Year!  We're hoping and praying the new year will be healthier and kinder to The Dolphin Project and all of us personally. In 2021, we were able to conduct a few research surveys thanks to some exceptionally devoted crew members. Looking forward to 2022, we would love to get more boats and crews on the water to document the local dolphins. 2020 and 2021 left a lot of gaps in our database. 

In the meantime, we held Nine Zoom trainings and recruited several new members. The Training Workshop is a prerequisite along with membership in TDP for survey participation,

We also conducted Education Outreach programs via Zoom and in person! We're looking forward to connecting with the schools again in 2022.