The Outer Banks Center for Dolphin Research is a 501 c(3) non-profit organization. All donations are fully tax-deductible! Your contribution will be applied to research expenses that will fund another day out on the water studying the Outer Banks dolphins. Here are some ways that you can show your support:
Individual and Family Contributions
OBXCDR Contributions Through PayPal
Dolphin Community Benefactor $1000 Contribution
We are in need of equipment that may be used for field research and lab analysis:
The Outer Banks Center for Dolphin Research welcomes sponsorships from companies interested in showing their support for marine conservation and environmental awareness. Contact us for how you can become a sponsor.
Become a sponsor of one of the Outer Banks Dolphins and support dolphin conservation in the Outer Banks! Select one of the ten dolphins listed below eligible for adoption.
An Adopt-A-Dolphin Kit includes the following:
- A personalized adoption certificate
- Laminated bottlenose dolphin fact sheet
- Outer Banks Center for Dolphin Research t-shirt
- Durable Outer Banks Center for Dolphin Research bumper sticker
Your $50 minimum Adopt-A-Dolphin donation is fully tax-deductible! Adopt-A-Dolphin kits make great gifts and may be purchased through Pay-Pal or via U.S. Mail below. Please indicate the name that you would like to appear on your personalized adoption certificate and provide a proper shipping address (continental U.S. only). If you would like to order multiple kits of the same dolphin, please specify the quantity you would like to receive. Upon receipt of your order, your Adopt-A-Dolphin kit(s) will be shipped within 14 business via USPS Priority Mail.
The Outer Banks Center for Dolphin Research conducts a long-term photo-identification study monitoring bottlenose dolphins in the Outer Banks. The adoption dolphins have been identified by the unique markings on their dorsal fins and observed repeatedly in the sounds surrounding the Outer Banks. These dolphins are seasonal residents that have been documented to spend their summers in the Outer Banks and winters in Beaufort, NC since 1997! Your $50 tax-deductible donation will promote the conservation and health of these dolphins in the Outer Banks. 100% of your donation will go towards field research expenses to continue monitoring efforts of these dolphins.
Adopt A Dolphin — PayPal
To adopt via our secure PayPal account, please select the name of the dolphin, quantity of adoption kits, and t-shirt size below:
Adopt A Dolphin — U.S. Mail
To order via U.S. Mail, fill out the Adopt a Dolphin registration form. Mail your completed application, a check/money order (do not send cash), and an additional $5.75 (per adoption) for shipping/handling to:
Outer Banks Center for Dolphin Research
P.O. Box 7721
Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948
The Outer Banks Center for Dolphin Research conducts several types of fundraisers throughout the year to support our research in the Outer Banks. OBXCDR t-shirts are available at Kitty Hawk Kites Whalebone on the Nags Head Causeway from May through October. The Outer Banks Shrimp Cook-off is held annually in November. Click here for more information about the 2017 8th Annual Outer Banks Shrimp Cookoff!
Outer Banks Center for Dolphin Research T-Shirts
An OBXCDR t-shirt is also included with each Adopt a Dolphin kit!
Also, look for OBXCDR T-Shirts at local outreach festivals throughout the Outer Banks!
Outer Banks Shrimp Cook-off
The Outer Banks Shrimp Cook-off is held annually in November at Ocean Boulevard Bistro and Martini Bar in Kitty Hawk to benefit dolphin research and conservation in the Outer Banks. Local restaurants compete to create the best-tasting shrimp dish along with live music, silent auction, and door prizes. Stay posted at our Events Page for updates on the 8th Annual Shrimp Cook-Off coming in November 2017.
We appreciate your support!