The Dolphin Discoveries Research Project

The Dolphin Discoveries Project is a research project studying the behavior and community structure of intercoastal Bottlenose Dolphins. Our goal is to learn more about Bottlenose dolphin behavior and community structure by observing their natural behavior in the wild.

We currently study communities of dolphins in two of Florida’s saltwater waterways – the Matanzas River (on Florida’s northeast coast) and Gasparilla Sound/Placida Harbor (on Florida’s southwest coast. An areal view of both locations are provided in the maps below.  

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