Adopt a Dolphin

Adopt-A-Dolphin

Become a sponsor of one of the Outer Banks Dolphins and support dolphin conservation in the Outer Banks! Select one of the dolphins listed below eligible for adoption. *If ordering for Christmas 2020, all orders must be placed by Wednesday December 16th to ensure arrival by December 24th.

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
  • Email updates about your sponsored dolphin

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. You will also receive periodic updates on your dolphin and how your contribution is helping to promote their conservation! 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 Dolphins

Onion                                                                                                        Rainbow

Artemis                                                                                                            Skylar

FB708                                                                                                               Sequoia

FB717                                                                                                               Lorna

Fatlip                                                                              Scarlet

Sprite

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 Onion



Quantity
T-Shirt Size
Name on Certificate



Adopt Rainbow


Quantity
T-Shirt Size
Name on Certificate



Adopt Skylar


Quantity
T-Shirt Size
Name on Certificate



Adopt FB708


Quantity
T-Shirt Size
Name on Certificate



Adopt Sequoia


Quantity
T-Shirt Size
Name on Certificate



Adopt FB717


Quantity
T-Shirt Size
Name on Certificate



Adopt Lorna


Quantity
T-Shirt Size
Name on Certificate



Adopt Fatlip


Quantity
T-Shirt Size
Name on Certificate



Adopt Scarlet


Quantity
T-Shirt Size
Name on Certificate



Adopt Sprite


Quantity
T-Shirt Size
Name on Certificate



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