Welcome to Dolphin Research Center's new web journal. This is an exciting new venture for us and we hope that it will be exciting for you, too.
Now celebrating our 24th year, Dolphin Research Center is a nonprofit marine mammal education and research facility, located in the heart of the Florida Keys. Twenty Atlantic bottlenose dolphins (including three adorable one-year-olds) and a California sea lion call DRC home. Our mission is to promote peaceful coexistence, cooperation and communication between marine mammals, humans and the environment we share through research and education and to operate for the advancement of research and education. The health and well being of DRC’s dolphins holds absolute precedence over all other interests. DRC will undertake no program or activity that compromises this basic commitment.
In future blogs, we'll share stories from around our lagoons about the wonderful animals in the family pod, our various activities, and some of the amazing and fun things that happen when people just like you come and visit. Animal care and training, cognitive and behavioral research, special needs programs, educational activities and more will all be part of the blog. We hope you'll enjoy reading. In the meantime, to learn more about DRC and the dolphins and sea lions, please visit our website www.dolphins.org!