Discover FAU Harbor Branch

Offshore Cetacean Citizen Science Program 

 Calling all boat captains and deckhands!

Calling all boat captains and deckhands! The Florida Atlantic University Harbor Branch Marine Mammal Rescue Team needs your assistance in documenting Florida's oceanic dolphins and whales! 

How can you help?
    1. Collect dates and times of sightings
    2. Collect GPS coordinates of sightings
    3. Take photos of dolphins and whales you sight (see examples below)

  1. Email this information to

Per the Marine Mammal Protection Act, stay at least 50 yards away from dolphins, 100 yards away from whales and 500 yards away from North Atlantic right whales. Do not pursue or follow marine mammals. For more information please visit:

For more information about this citizen science program, please contact Steve Burton at 772.332.9709 or


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