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

Dolphin Population Sponsor         $1,500 Contribution

Equipment Donations

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

Depth Finder

Laptop computers

Digital photocards

Portable USB drives


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. Local restaurants compete to create the best-tasting shrimp dish along with live music, silent auction, and door prizes. Click here for more information about the 2021 12th Annual Outer Banks Shrimp Cookoff!

We appreciate your support!