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 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


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


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


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


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


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