Salt Marsh
November 13, 2020
Santa Elena
November 13, 2020

Deep Dive into Dolphins

Learn about the abundance and health of our dolphins through the scientist’s surveys, which take place twice a month, and receive other updates on the health of our estuaries, including the fish that serve as important prey for dolphins.

Most importantly, help us spread the word about threats to our dolphin population so that our community can better care for these vulnerable animals. Dangers dolphins face include noise and chemical pollution, boat interactions, overfishing, emerging diseases, and climate change. Better understanding these issues through science will help us protect this amazing species and our environment.

Deep Dive into Dolphins

Learn about the abundance and health of our dolphins through the scientist’s surveys, which take place twice a month, and receive other updates on the health of our estuaries, including the fish that serve as important prey for dolphins.

Most importantly, help us spread the word about threats to our dolphin population so that our community can better care for these vulnerable animals. Dangers dolphins face include noise and chemical pollution, boat interactions, overfishing, emerging diseases, and climate change. Better understanding these issues through science will help us protect this amazing species and our environment.

ADOPT-
A-DOLPHIN

Ever wonder what your favorite dolphin’s name is? Maybe you have seen one in the May River, Port Royal Sound, or off the beach from time to time. Many of these dolphins have been identified and tracked by USCB scientists who photograph their unique dorsal fins, and give them interesting names like Lucky, Stumpy, Nacho, or Beggar.

Now, through a collaboration between USCB’s Lowcountry Dolphin Conservation Program and the Coastal Discovery Museum, you can Adopt-A-Dolphin and learn how to help protect both the Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphins that live here year round and those which come here to feed and play in the summer.

There are two levels of dolphin adoptions, which we call visitor and resident (scientists call them migrants and residents). At the visitor level you get an adoption certificate with a photograph of your dolphin’s dorsal fin, as well as monthly updates. At the local level, you adopt one of our year-round dolphins and also get a t-shirt. Anyone can adopt either level, the visitor level is $50 and the local level is $100.

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ADOPT-A-DOLPHIN

Ever wonder what your favorite dolphin’s name is? Maybe you have seen one in the May River, Port Royal Sound, or off the beach from time to time. Many of these dolphins have been identified and tracked by USCB scientists who photograph their unique dorsal fins, and give them interesting names like Lucky, Stumpy, Nacho, or Beggar.

Now, through a collaboration between USCB’s Lowcountry Dolphin Conservation Program and the Coastal Discovery Museum, you can Adopt-A-Dolphin and learn how to help protect both the Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphins that live here year round and those which come here to feed and play in the summer.

There are two levels of dolphin adoptions, which we call visitor and resident (scientists call them migrants and residents). At the visitor level you get an adoption certificate with a photograph of your dolphin’s dorsal fin, as well as monthly updates. At the local level, you adopt one of our year-round dolphins and also get a t-shirt. Anyone can adopt either level, the visitor level is $50 and the local level is $100.

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DOLPHIN
& NATURE CRUISE

Join a museum docent in this cruise along the waters and salt marshes of Broad Creek. The Lowcountry’s Salt Marsh is home to many interesting creatures such as river otters, eastern oysters, blue crabs and a great species of birds. Among the most charismatic creatures found in the Salt Marsh are the Bottlenose Dolphins. Museum guides share their knowledge about this and many other of the fascinating creatures found in the salt water channels of Broad Creek.

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DOLPHIN
& NATURE CRUISE

Join a museum docent in this cruise along the waters and salt marshes of Broad Creek. The Lowcountry’s Salt Marsh is home to many interesting creatures such as river otters, eastern oysters, blue crabs and a great species of birds. Among the most charismatic creatures found in the Salt Marsh are the Bottlenose Dolphins. Museum guides share their knowledge about this and many other of the fascinating creatures found in the salt water channels of Broad Creek.

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MAY RIVER
MARITIME CRUISE

See a true historic southern coastal village from the water. A captain who grew up here will point out Old Town Bluffton’s historic landmarks as you are surrounded by the endless beauty of the May River. Learn about the dolphins, oysters, shrimp, fish, sharks, sea birds and other inhabitants of this unique environment. Bring the whole family and have your camera ready to capture the amazing wildlife in an extraordinary habitat.

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MAY RIVER
MARITIME CRUISE

See a true historic southern coastal village from the water. A captain who grew up here will point out Old Town Bluffton’s historic landmarks as you are surrounded by the endless beauty of the May River. Learn about the dolphins, oysters, shrimp, fish, sharks, sea birds and other inhabitants of this unique environment. Bring the whole family and have your camera ready to capture the amazing wildlife in an extraordinary habitat.

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