Our Goals & Objectives
Analyze the social behavior and organization, habitat use and communication of wild dolphins living in the waters off southeast Florida;
Assess their health status and demonstrate how their health and well-being impacts our own;
Enhance our understanding of the interdependencies between humans and the oceans, and develop strategies and tools for the responsible use of natural resources;
Increase awareness and support from the general public, and foster collaboration between the science and business communities, focusing on achievable goals.
The Palm Beach Dolphin Project is the flagship program of the Taras Oceanographic Foundation, a non profit, tax-exempt organization, founded in Jupiter, Florida.
Our vision is to advance our knowledge about dolphins and the long-term survival of both people and the oceans, through research, education, and cultural programs.
Our mission is to develop and carry out all of our operations and programs, with minimal overhead and in accordance with sustainability principles.
We focus exclusively on wild dolphins living in our coastal waters, which we study, photograph and video-record during boat-based surveys.