Fun Facts

  • The Stranding Investigations Program hotline averages nearly 600 calls annually.
  • Over the past 10 years, we've responded to an average of 15 dolphins and 160 sea turtles per year.
  • Approximately 25% of all stranded animals we respond to show definitive signs of human interaction.
  • The Ruth DeLynn Cetacean Osteological Collection houses over 600 specimens representing 18 species of cetaceans, including a humpback whale skull and several well-studied Sarasota Bay resident dolphins.

Page updated in August 2022

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