The Study


 

Launched February 1 2006, the 10,000 Islands Dolphin Project is a long term study of the abundance, distribu- tion, movement, association patterns and behavior of bottlenose dolphins of Southwest Florida.

 

The Project is the only on-going study of wild dolphins in SW Florida and the only in the United States that engages and is supported by the general public.

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Using ‘photo-identification’, our dolphins are identified by their dorsal fins which acts as their ‘fingerprints’.

 

Using ‘photo-identification’, our dolphins are identified by their dorsal fins which acts as their ‘fingerprints’.You have the opportunity of participating in sighting, counting and confirming individual dolphins sighting.

 

For more about the study, visit dolphin survey results.

 

 

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