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Worried that your lack of swimming skills will keep you from meeting a dolphin? DON'T BE!!! Our Dolphin Encounter program takes place in shallow water where you will stand on a platform. The dolphins will swim up and over the platform where you can meet them one-on-one. We want you to feel comfortable and to enjoy the program as well. We welcome all timid and non-swimmers and encourage you to make your dolphin dream come true.

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Wild Dolphin Project Scientific Study of a Specific Pod of Atlantic Spotted Dolphins
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Wild Dolphin Project

The Wild Dolphin Project (WDP), founded by Dr. Denise Herzing in 1985, is engaged in an ambitious, long-term scientific study of a specific pod of Atlantic spotted dolphins that live 40 miles off the coast of the Bahamas, in the Atlantic Ocean. For about 100 days each year, Phase I research has involved the photographing, videotaping, and audio taping of a group of resident dolphins, aiming to learn about their lives.

The rest of the year is spent in the laboratory in Jupiter, Florida, archiving the information that has been gathered during the field season. WDP has now accumulated unprecedented amounts of baseline data about these dolphins, their relationships with other dolphins, and their daily lives in the ocean. In addition, we have grown up with, and intimately know, many of the individuals.

The Wild Dolphin Project Book

Be the first to witness the beautiful photographs of the Wild Dolphin Project and have the story of the dolphins unfold before your very eyes. This amazing new book, authored by our very own, Dr. Denise Herzing, is a priceless addition to any book collection for aspiring marine biologists and for those who consider the ocean and its inhabitants precious.

Dr. Denise Herzing, PHD.
Founder, The Wild Dolphin Project

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