Galveston Bay Dolphin Research Program
Our mission is to better understand the bottlenose dolphins that live in the highly industrialized Galveston Bay estuary. We study the ecology, behavior, and health of this population and raise public awareness about dolphins.
Working together for dolphin research and conservation on the Texas Gulf Coast.
The GDRP is a collaboration between the Galveston Bay Foundation and the Environmental Institute of Houston at the University of Houston-Clear Lake.
Preserves and enhances Galveston Bay as a healthy and productive place for generations to come
Advances understanding of the environment through interdisciplinary research, education, and outreach
Meet the Dolphins
Learn more about the dolphins living in Galveston Bay
What can I do to help dolphins ?
Don’t feed wild dolphins
Stay at least 50 yards away from dolphins
Recycle used fishing line
Community Reported Dolphin Sightings
Add your dolphin sighting to our interactive Citizen Science map
Find out what our research crew has been up to.
January 2023 Newsletter
Fishing the flounder run, a safe and spooky way to eat catfish, and a review of 2022
October 2022 Newsletter
1000 dolphins! Dredging, microplastics and dolphin family groups
July 2022 Newsletter
New Young of the Year, learning from mom and… pink dolphins?