The Dolphins of Sarasota Bay

This picture shows four long-term Sarasota Bay resident dolphin mothers with their calves entering Big Pass from the Gulf of Mexico.

After 50 years of study, we really know the dolphins of Sarasota Bay. The dolphins here are an identifiable social unit — a dolphin community with roughly defined geographical boundaries, bordered by other dolphin communities. And we know a lot about this community: We know mothers and grandmothers, best friends and dolphin hangouts. We even know what many of the Bay’s dolphins sound like.

Now, you can meet some of the dolphins of Sarasota Bay, too! Just click on the picture to read about a dolphin’s life and even listen to its voice!

F259

Dolphin F259 Stats Name: F259 Sex: Female Age: Born 2013 A Dolphin's Life

F155

Dolphin F155 Stats Name: F155 Sex: Female Age: Born 1990 A Dolphin's Life

F217

Dolphin F217 Stats Name: F217 Sex: Female Age: Born 2007 A Dolphin's Life

F207

Dolphin F207 Stats Name: F207, aka Swiss Cheese Sex: Female Age: Born 2005

F158

Dolphin F222 Stats Name: F158 Sex: Male Age: Born 1985 A Dolphin's Life

F222

Dolphin F222 Stats Name: F222 Sex: Male Age: Born 1999 A Dolphin's Life

F233

Dolphin F233 Stats Name: F233 Sex: Female Age: Born 2010 A Dolphin's Life

F220

Dolphin F220 Stats Name: F220, also known as Stormy Sex: Male Age: Born 1999

C250

Dolphin C250 Stats Name: C250 Sex: Male Age: Born 2016 A Dolphin's Life