10K Grant Recipient Great Charity Challenge 2020
A Big Thank You to all the sponsors and supporters of the Great Charity Challenge, and Anne Caroline and her team for the fantastic job of making this such a wonderful event! More information about all winners and photos of the event can be found at the Great Charity Challenge website and Facebook page.
The Foundation is named after Taras, the son of Poseidon, who, when Taras was shipwrecked, rescued him by sending a dolphin, which Taras rode to traverse the sea to the south of Italy. Brought ashore, Taras founded the city of Tarentum, today known as Taranto.
Watch our 20-Year Anniversary Video for an overview of our programs and accomplishments. Check out our volunteer and internship opportunities, including becoming a dolphin naturalist on dolphin tours with our partner Palm Beach and Jupiter Dolphin Tours. And don’t forget to Sign up for our Newsletter.
We explore the life history, behavior, habitat use, social lives, and communication of wild dolphins. In addition to gathering critical baseline data, we shed light on how the health of these top predators, and the conditions of the natural resources they depend upon, directly and indirectly, impact our own health and well-being.$7,773.02 donated of $35,000.00 goal
For more than twenty years, we have used our dolphin research to illustrate how ocean litter, especially plastics, threatens marine life and our own health. Hundreds of thousands of animals, including dolphins and sea birds, die every year due to the ingestion of marine litter they mistook for food, or entanglement in fishing lines or ghost nets.$2,250.00 donated of $12,500.00 goal
The Meet the Scientist Lecture Series promotes the pursuit of science, technology, engineering and mathematics, and the communication and overall relationship between scientists and the people of the communities in which they live and work.$250.00 donated of $3,000.00 goal
This program promotes the dialogue between scientists and the people of the communities in which they live and work. Hosted at Jupiter High School, it has attracted world-class speakers and an average audience of 280 people. Now in its 13th season, this lecture series is one of the most successful programs of its kind in Florida.$1,850.00 donated of $4,100.00 goal
Ocean of Notes Concert Series
We created this series to celebrate the acoustic world of the seas, and to connect with the community, share what we have learned, keep everyone informed about our programs and progress, and come together for a wonderful event of live music performances that is affordable for entire families to participate. Your help enables us to provide comp tickets to Florida Outreach Center for the Blind and other people in need.Support our Concerts
Some of the success stories
Meet the Scientist Lecture SeriesMeet the Scientist Lecture Series has been attracting world-class speakers and an average audience of 280 people, making it one of the most successful programs of its kind in Florida. The series is produced in collaboration with the Jupiter Environmental Research and Field Studies Academy (JERFSA), and supported by the Rotary Club Jupiter-Tequesta and the Jupiter Inlet District. Each season runs from October through April, with all events held at the Jupiter High School auditorium from 7 to 9 pm. All lectures are free and open to the public.
Dolphin Dialogues Radio ProgramBetween 2004 and 2014, we produced and broadcast almost 400 ninety-minute live radio shows dedicated to science, the environment, conservation and sustainability. By the last few years, the program, which had been generously supported by our local radio station WJTW, had tens of thousand of regular listeners in more than 15 countries. Forced off the air when the station was sold, we now continue our efforts to inform and educate the public through our blog, also called Dolphin Dialogues.
Protecting dolphins and the seas for future generations,
is the most beautiful thing
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Team members of the Taras Oceanographic Foundation, a non-profit, tax-exempt organization, and its flagship program, the Palm Beach Dolphin Project write about a broad scope of issues relevant to the well-being of dolphins, people and the oceans.