Completed Scientific Studies
The following is a list of all completed scientific studies that Dolphin Quest supported.
Dolphin Quest’s support for various scientific studies was done via:
- Financial donations
- Donating Crew Member time and expertise
- Providing access to Dolphin Quest dolphins
Click on titles below to view completed studies by category.
Studies in this category investigate various aspects of bottlenose dolphin reproduction. Included in this category are studies that have contributed to the knowledge and understanding of hormones, breeding, pregnancies, fetal development, lactation and nutrition, and rearing of young. This is an important area of study as all of these factors have a role to play in species sustainability, and survival, both under human care and in the wild. LEARN MORE
Studies in this category investigate specific organs, anatomy, and physiological and biological systems to contribute to the current understanding of bottlenose dolphins. This valuable research allows for advances in veterinary medicine, and impacts dolphin populations under human care, as well as those in the wild. LEARN MORE
Field studies, or fieldwork, is the collection of information outside of a laboratory, library or workplace setting. Most of the studies in this category take place in or on the ocean, bays, and rivers. Dolphin Quest supports field studies through financial contributions, as well as staff participation, time and expertise. LEARN MORE
These studies focus on animals species other than the bottlenose dolphin. Dolphin Quest is passionate about the understanding and conservation of all animals. The focus of these studies include other species of cetaceans, marine mammals, marine and terrestrial animals. LEARN MORE