Raising funds for a Ribcraft 11.0 meter research and dolphin tour vessel to increase our capacity for marine research and public education, and grow the reach and impact of the organization. We do accept grants/contributions from donor-advised funds.
For a quick overview of our history, programs and accomplishments, please watch our 20-Year Anniversary Video. Check out our internship and volunteer opportunities, and how you can join our team of dolphin naturalist with our partner Palm Beach and Jupiter Dolphin Tours. And don’t forget to Sign up for our Newsletter so you stay current with any news and developments.
Since its inception in 2004, this lecture series introduced more than 100 world-class scientists to become one of the most successful programs of its kind in Florida. We are currently re-structuring this program and expect to launch its successor in 2024.$0.00 donated
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
Dolphin Tour ExperienceOne of if not the best tour you can take in South Florida. It is worth the drive. Of course, the stars of the show were the dolphins. Our guide was super knowledgeable and the boat crew were literally the nicest people on the planet. Total five star experience!! - Fareed
This was a once in a lifetime type experience. Stefan & Barbara we’re incredibly knowledgeable, kind, and friendly. The experience was priceless— we’d recommend it to anyone coming to this area! Thank you again for an incredible morning! - Melanie
This is an opportunity not to be passed up; whether you are keen on seeing dolphins or just looking to get out on the water, you will not be disappointed. I highly recommend this unique & special activity! We all had a great day & admire your commitment to the well-being of the dolphins & Florida waterways! - Marta
Meet the Scientist Lecture SeriesThe Taras Oceanographic Foundation is that rare gem in the local non-profit community that truly raises the bar for intellectual curiosity. Whether through advanced research, offering rich cultural experiences, or by introducing students to world-class scientists through the Meet The Scientist Lecture Series, the Foundation reaches out to the community in very special ways. - Lawrence Wood, Ph.D., Research Coordinator, National Save The Sea Turtle Foundation
At least 30–50 of my students attend each month and come in the next day with discussion points galore. The lecture series provides students with real-life examples of current curriculum topics such as scientific applications and research, emerging pathogens, career options, and local scientific policy and conservation. A wonderful program that encourages communication between the school, scientists, students, parents, community members, and other stakeholders. - Shari Rodgers, Science Department, Jupiter High School
Ocean of Notes ConcertsThe concert was wonderful, as usual, there was not only great music, but an educational opportunity for all attendees to learn about ocean conservation and how our actions can help (or not) protect the magnificent dwellers of the deep. A wonderful production. - Michael Cox
Just a note to tell you what a wonderful time I had at "Ocean of Notes" Concert. The talent and special people that attended will be a memory I will never forget. - Carl Stearn
The concert was a great mix of fine musical performances with important information about dolphins, marine life, and conservation stories. A wonderful evening for a wonderful cause. - Christopher Malone
Thank you for putting up the concert and bringing such world-class musicianship into our community. - Raymond Dechesne
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.