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.

Individual and Family Contributions

OBXCDR Contributions Through PayPal

YOY (newborn calf)                     $15 Contribution

Juvenile Dolphin                           $25 Contribution

Adult Dolphin                                $50 Contribution

Mom-Calf Protector                    $100 Contribution

Male Pair Defender                      $250 Contribution

Nursery Group Conserver          $500 Contribution

Dolphin Community Benefactor  $1000 Contribution

Equipment Donations

We are in need of equipment that may be used for field research and lab analysis:

YSI Meter

Depth Finder

Laptop computers

Digital photocards


Office supplies


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.



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 2018 9th Annual Outer Banks Shrimp Cookoff!

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 9th Annual Shrimp Cook-Off coming on November 4th 2018.




We appreciate your support!