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.

Do you      dolphins?

We are wrapping up 2022 ... and preparing for a healthy 2023

TDP surveys have continued during the past 3 years with some limitations, due to Covid. Skippers and crews are gearing up for the new year.  We look forward to continuing TDP Bottlenose Dolphin research and hope that you’ll join us in this prestigious study.

         * 2023 Survey Dates and Training Dates will be posted in December *

If you are interested in participating, please review the information on the Training page and check the Calendar link for available Zoom Training Workshop dates. Training and Membership are prerequisites for survey participation. Volunteers are also needed for Education Outreach events.

ADOPTIONS!  Think Christmas gifts!  Order your Dolphin Adoption TODAY to give someone special or gift yourself to support TDP research.

There are many ways to help the dolphins and TDP

Become a member 

Members range from 12 to 95 years of age. They come from all walks of life, and all over the U.S. 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.

Adopt A Dolphin

Dolphin adoptions are great gifts, and help to support the work to protect the estuarine dolphins.  


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