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Wild Dolphin Education

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Peach Hubbard  RICHMOND HILL, GA
The Dolphin Project (TDP) is an ALL-volunteer, non-profit (501c3), Research, Conservation and Education Organization, founded in 1989 by renowned marine scientists. We document the wild estuarine Bottlenose dolphins on the coasts of Georgia and lower South Carolina in order to track their health and abundance. If there are health issues for the dolphins, we humans could have problems too. We eat the same food and share the same water. The viable data and photographs of dorsal fins (used for identification) are submitted to two databases at Duke University...MABDC (Mid-Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphin Catalog) and OBIS-SEAMAP (Oceanic Biogeographic Informational System - Spatial Ecological Analysis of Megavertebrate Populations).  Researchers access these databases to conduct studies for health assessments, behaviors, abundance, etc. The citizen science submitted to these databases by The Dolphin Project assists Universities, Government agencies and independent studies.

TDP volunteers collaborate with numerous environmental groups to protect the shared coastal environment of the dolphins and humans against potential threats. In 2015 TDP co-authored a research paper with Savannah State University. We hope to generate many more in the near future.

One of our goals is to conduct salinity and PH testing during our dolphin Photo-ID research surveys. Drought and excessive rain seriously affects all the wildlife in our estuaries and obviously  the salt marsh itself. Ultimately we are affected as well. We need to know the impacts. Too much or too little affects the food chain for the fish and dolphins. We require $5,000 for testing equipment to supply TDP research boats. 

No member of The Dolphin Project is paid. We are ALL volunteers. All funds received go directly into our research and education programs. Any amount you can donate will be great appreciated.

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Update 4
Posted by Peach Hubbard
2 months ago
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2019 is the 30th Anniversary of The Dolphin Project. Our volunteers will be celebrating all year long. Join in the fun. Check our website for details: www.thedolphinproject.org
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Update 3
Posted by Peach Hubbard
10 months ago
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Visit The Dolphin Project booth at the Savannah Earth Day Festival on April 21st
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Update 2
Posted by Peach Hubbard
16 months ago
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The Dolphin Project is an all-volunteer research, education and conservation organization on the coasts of Georgia and lower South Carolina. We have written a book with the FACTS about the wild, estuarine Bottlenose Dolphins. We would like to sell the book to the public ANd add it to our Dolphin Middle School Project which will reach all the middle school students in Georgia and South Carolina. the DMSP will include geography, marine science, math and geometry. Nothing like this has ever been done before. It's already been teacher and scientist approved. We need the money to put this program into production.
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Update 1
Posted by Peach Hubbard
26 months ago
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See The Dolphin Project Float at the Richmond Hill Christmas Parade on December 3rd
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Created November 28, 2016
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Doris Koch
2 months ago

I believe in The Dolphin Project's mission of protecting the wild bottle nose dolphin.

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