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!


Dolphin F249 Stats Name: F249 Sex: Female Age: Born 2011 A Dolphin's


Dolphin F295 Stats Name: F295 (formerly C79A) Sex: Female Age: Born 2021


Dolphin F326 Stats Name: F326, also known as Squirt Sex: Male Age: Born 2019


Dolphin F165 Stats Name: F165 Sex: Female Age: Born 1999 A Dolphin's Life


Dolphin F213 Stats Name: F213, also known as Maddie Sex: Female Age: Born 2007


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


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


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


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