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


Dolphin FB54 Stats Name: FB54 Sex: Female Age: Born 1971 A Dolphin's Life


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


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


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


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


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


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


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