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
Classroom activity trunk with TEKS aligned curriculum
Find out what our research crew has been up to.
An expanded study area, underwater dolphin images, a big belly, and what’s that orange film?
Dolphin faces, feces and a new publication! Also… find out if dolphins kill sharks.
Shark bites, remoras and “clear” water. Check out a map of citizen reported dolphin sightings!