Wednesday, December 31, 2014


Meet the newest member of the Dolphin Research Center family, Summer.

Dolphin Research Center is excited to announce that we will soon be joined by a new family member!  In July, a baby female Atlantic spotted dolphin (Stenella frontalis) was found weak and malnourished on the shore of Reddington Beach, FL.  She was rescued and rehabilitated back to health at Clearwater Marine Aquarium. (You may know of them from their care of Winter and Hope, whose stories were told in the movies Dolphin Tale and Dolphin Tale 2)   Because of her young age, without a family group, the little girl was deemed non-releasable by the federal government and we were chosen as her new, forever home.  We have named her Summer because of when she stranded and in connection to Winter.  She will arrive early in 2015 and we are working closely with her caregivers in Clearwater to prepare her for a smooth transition.  DRC has a long tradition of providing homes for marine mammals in need and are happy to take on the challenges and costs associated in transporting Summer and providing her, and all of our family, with the finest care.  If you would like to help us with this endeavor, please click here to donate.  Please type Summer in the comments.  We’ll keep you posted on her progress and let you know when she arrives.  Thank you, always, for your support!

Summer was named because of the time of year that she stranded, Summer, and in connection to Winter.

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Happy Holidays

Wishing you the happiest of days with your loved ones this holiday season.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Holiday Memberships

Looking for the perfect holiday gift for the marine mammal love in your life? Why not sign them up for a DRC membership?

Your membership includes the adoption of one of our dolphin or sea lions, access to our Members' Only section and Members' Only events, a bi-monthly Dolphin Society Newsletter, monthly E-newsletters, and much more! You'll also be first to learn about news going on at the facility.

If there's a dolphin or sea lion you bonded with on your visit or you want to get to know our family, head over to the Our Animal Family portion of the DRC website.

As a nonprofit, Dolphin Research Center relies on our guests, members and donors to give our animal family members the best care possible. Thank you for keeping up with the family.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Happy Birthday, Reese

Today, we're celebrating Reese's second birthday! A typical two year old boy, Reese loves to people watch, play with toys, and do a variety of behaviors he's learned from copying his mom, Santini. Right now, his favorite one his "shark" where he imitates the way in which a shark swims - side to side.

Want to buy Reese a bucket of fish for his birthday? Head on over to our website. You can also adopt him. Your 100% tax-deductable donation will help us to buy them fish and vitamins, provide them with medical care, and maintain their beautiful natural seawater lagoons in the Gulf of Mexico.

Happy Birthday, Reese. We love you!

Monday, December 1, 2014

Manatee Rescue Team of the Florida Keys

Did you know that Dolphin Research Center is the Manatee Rescue Team for the Florida Keys?

If you see an injured, dead, harassed or orphaned manatee please call the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission at 1-888-404-3922.