Project Page

Health and movements of Florida’s dolphins

Implementing Organization

Mote Marine Lab


DWH Project Funding


Known Leveraged Funding


Funding Organization

The U.S. Department of Treasury

Funding Program

The RESTORE Act Funds Bucket 5: Centers of Excellence Research Grant Program


Project Category


Project Actions

Environmental Research

Targeted Resources

Marine Mammals

Project Description

Research of the movement patterns, habitat use, and health for the two dolphin species that regularly inhabit the coastal and/or shelf waters off Florida’s west coast, bottlenose (Tursiops truncatus) and Atlantic spotted (Stenella frontalis), including capture-release health assessments to establish baselines and serve as the basis for comparison to inshore dolphins to assess health status, tagging and satellite tracking, and photo-identification and matching system continuation (GoMDIS).


Dr. Randall Wells
Project Website
Project Partners


Affiliated Institutions


+ View Raw Data