Welcome to The Wild Dolphin Project

The Wild Dolphin Project is a non-profit scientific research organization that studies and reports on a specific pod of free ranging Atlantic spotted dolphins (Stenella frontalis). Since 1985, Denise Herzing has been studying dolphin communication in the wild. Objectives of this long-term, non-invasive field research on wild dolphins are to gather information on the natural history of these dolphins, including dolphin behaviors, social structure, dolphin communication, and habitat; and to report what we have learned to the scientific community and the general public.

WDP Feature: Brian Skerry’s National Geographic Proof

During the summer of 2013, award-winning photographer Brian Skerry joined the Wild Dolphin Project to photograph Atlantic spotted dolphins (Stenella frontalis) for an article by National Geographic Magazine on dolphin intelligence.  Check out his proof or read more information on our blog about his time on board R/V Stenella.

New WDP Membership Perks – Beginning December 1, 2014

Interested in a boat ride?  Have you ever seen a dolphin off the Florida coast?  Starting on December 1, 2014, the Wild Dolphin Project is offering new perks to our members.  A basic membership is $35.  As a member you get a free coffee table book from Dr. Denise Herzing, a newsletter, and first priority when signing up for summer trips!

Becoming a member or renewing your membership is easy.  Every little bit helps!  Whether you are looking to possibly participant onboard R/V Stenella or just stay updated on the project, our research, and upcoming events, a WDP membership will benefit you.

We encourage you to visit our Membership page to view all of the new perks with becoming a member or renewing your membership.  We also have a PDF with all of the benefits listed for each membership level.