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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.

Another Dolphin Birth: Lulu Arrives to Join The Local Community

By |2021-11-30T02:02:39+00:00November 30th, 2021|

It seems we have yet to see the end of birthing season for the dolphins that call the waters around Marco Island their home. Today while on a survey trip with Dolphin Research Tours we spotted an adult female named Tripod with her very young calf which passengers aboard elected to call Lulu.   [...]

The Importance of Being Skipper

By |2021-10-29T23:57:10+00:00October 29th, 2021|

The Importance of Being Skipper With the recent birth of her calf, Skipper's 2014 rescue has met all the criteria of a successful intervention A small dolphin breaks the surface and comes into view followed immediately by its mother. Then they descend and, as if on cue, a second mother and calf [...]

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 |2021-11-18T18:28:15+00:00June 10th, 2021|

How Many Dolphins Live Around Marco Island? The results of 150 new boat-based surveys conducted by our partner Dolphin Research Tours  between January and November 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 from [...]

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 [...]

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