About Kent Morse

Kent Morse is the founder and current director of The Dolphin Study. He is co-owner of Dolphin Research Tours with Robyn Standke.

Marco Island’s Bottlenose dolphin birthing season has begun

By |2021-09-17T19:26:21+00:00September 17th, 2021|

A local bottlenose dolphin mother and her daughter approach the birthing season together This is Sydney and Jing Jing, two dolphins that have lived their entire lives in the waters of Naples, Marco Island and Goodland. Both adult females unencumbered by calves, they have spent the past year with each other. Now birthing [...]

How Many Dolphins Live Around Marco Island and How Are They Distributed

By |2021-06-10T16:36:27+00:00June 10th, 2021|

How Many Dolphins Live Around Marco Island? The results of 70 new boat-based surveys conducted by our partner Dolphin Research Tours out of Goodland since January 2021 have clarified the number of dolphins that live around Marco Island and provided fascinating insights into how they are distributed. It is about 25 miles [...]

Some Crazy Looking Dolphins from Marco Island Florida

By |2021-02-28T04:02:23+00:00February 28th, 2021|

Some Crazy Looking Dolphins Live around Marco Island Since we began our photo-identification study of the dolphins that live around Marco Island, Florida I have catalogued the dorsal fin profiles of over 500 different bottlenose dolphins. Many of them look rather like the generic idea of a Dolphin fin... But some of [...]

A Survey Trip with Eco Endeavors

By |2021-02-16T17:08:57+00:00February 14th, 2021|

A Trip With Eco Endeavors Adds to the Story A recent tour out of Goodland provided dramatic new evidence supporting our hypothesis concerning the way dolphins are distributed in Southwest Florida. On February 10 Robyn and I took a 3-hour ecotour with a family owned company called Eco Endeavors that operate out of [...]

Finally !

By |2021-04-10T18:03:07+00:00January 11th, 2021|

Finally! This website has been a long time in arriving.It was a cool morning way back in January of 2006 that Chris Desmond and I recorded our first dolphin sighting after launching The 10,000 Island Dolphin Project. We were learning as we went along.Chris had conceived the idea of an eco-tour that would [...]


By |2021-01-26T18:13:34+00:00January 7th, 2021|

The experience of one family of dolphins near Marco Island highlights the threats to their survival and what you can do to help.

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