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!

F159

Dolphin F159 Stats Name: F159, also known as Aya Sex: Female Age: Born 1996

FB15

Dolphin FB15 Stats Name: FB15, also known as Nicklo Sex: Female Age: Born 1950. Presumed dead 2017.

F188

Dolphin F188 Stats Name: F188, also known as Noah Sex: Male Age: Born 1996

FB25

Dolphin FB25 Stats Name: FB25 Sex: Female Age: Born 1978 A Dolphin's Life

FB2

Dolphin FB2 Stats Name: FB2 Sex: Male Age: Born 1991 A Dolphin's Life

F178

Dolphin F178 Stats Name: F178, also known as Pi Sex: Male Age: Born 1995

F267

Dolphin F267 Stats Name: F267, also known as Joy Sex: Female Age: Born 2015. Died 2019.

FB79

Dolphin FB79 Stats Name: FB79, also known as Vespa Sex: Female Age: Born 1979

F199

Dolphin F199 Stats Name: F199, also known as WAN2 Sex: Female Age: Born 2002.