THE DOLPHIN PROJECT THE DOLPHIN PROJECT was organized in 1989 after a mass die-off of dolphins on the Eastern seaboard of the United States. To learn more details of our history, please go to our HISTORY page.
Scientists and volunteers came together to count the dolphins and photograph their dorsal fins (comparable to a human fingerprint for identification). These actions help monitor the health of the dolphins which are the sentinel species of their estuarine environment. Since we share this environment, the well-being of these dolphins impacts our well-being too. The page on MARINE SCIENCE has information about our partnerships in the marine science community.
For over 30 years, THE DOLPHIN PROJECT ('TDP') has added to the knowledge base of Bottlenose dolphins through the sharing of collected field data. Regular collaboration takes place both formally and informally with many research scientists, universities, other interested organizations and government agencies. THE DOLPHIN PROJECT is a 501(c)3 non-profit, all volunteer organization.
TDP members seek to contribute to the understanding of marine mammals by expanding the public's knowledge and concern for our marine environment through its Education Outreach Program that brings interesting and fun facts about dolphins into classrooms and to various organizations. See our EDUCATION page for more information. Our volunteers are eager to teach all ages about these amazing dolphins and the environment we share with them.
TDP members have opportunities to participate in research and education projects. It's all fascinating and fun and a great way to make new friends. Explore our web menu to learn more about us.
The Dolphin Project is a 501c3 non-profit organization. The Dolphin Project does not advocate, support or practice unlawful discrimination based on race, religion, age, gender, sexual preference or physical handicap. ©2010_The Dolphin Project, Inc. All rights reserved. This includes but is not limited to artwork, photographs, and data. This material cannot be reproduced, published or used in any manner without the expressed written consent of The Dolphin Project.