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!

FB07

Dolphin FB07 Stats Name: FB07, also known as Lightning Sex: Female Age: Born 1984

F271

Dolphin F271 Stats Name: F271, also known as Babe Sex: Female Age: Born 1994

FB55

Dolphin FB55 Stats Name: FB55 Sex: Female Age: Born 1986 A Dolphin's Life

F256

Dolphin F256 Stats Name: F256, also known as Jo Bob Sex: Male Age: Born 2007

FB33

Dolphin FB33 Stats Name: FB33, also known as Saida Beth Sex: Female Age: Born 1982

F286

Dolphin F286 Stats Name: F286 Sex: Male Age: Born 2012 A Dolphin's Life

FB11

Dolphin FB11 Stats Name: FB11, also known as Merrily Sex: Female Age: Born 1984

F211

Dolphin F211 Stats Name: F211, also known as Ginger Sex: Female Age: Born 2005

F109

Dolphin F109 Stats Name: F109, also known as Scooter Sex: Female Age: Born 1995