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Our Animals Are Celebrities!

We have had the pleasure of hosting many celebrities and their families throughout the years. Everyone from Oscar winners, Grammy winners, Emmy winners, Tony winners, stars of screen, stage, radio, TV and every kind of pro-sport players have been our guests. But did you know that our animals are famous too?

Three of our dolphins played the role of Flipper in the Paul Hogan, Elijah Wood version produced by Universal Studios. Our dolphins and Blue Lagoon Island was also featured in the Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen movie Holiday in the Sun.

Several of our sea lions have played the starring role of Andre in the movie Andre and appeared in Slappy and the Stinkers.

Our beautiful facility and dolphins have appeared on NBC, CBS, E!, CNN, ESPN, MTV, GMTV, NIPPON Television, QVC, Nickelodeon, Oxygen, SKY News, VOX TV and many additional television stations. We have been featured in many international newspaper and magazines.

Chances are you have already seen or heard about our dolphins, sea lions and programs - now it's time for you to meet them yourselves - it will be our pleasure to welcome you!

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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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