The Dolphin Project is an all volunteer program that was organized in 1989 after a mass die-off of dolphins on the Eastern seaboard of the United States. 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. These volunteers 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.
They will be presenting an educational and entertaining program about the Bottlenose dolphins on the coasts of Georgia and lower South Carolina today at the Coastal Discovery Museum. There will be focus on the anatomy and unique behaviors of our dolphins as well as the threats facing them. Dolphin video and audio elements within the program enhance this presentation.
Today from 3:00-4:00, $7 per person. For ages 12 and older, reservations are required by calling 843-689-6767.
If you cannot make it today, the program is scheduled at many events on the island through the year, please check the website for your chance to be a part of this great presentation!