Roatan Institute for Marine Sciences - Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras

Dolphin Research

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Perhaps the most popular educational experience at RIMS is the interaction with our bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus). Authorization of the Honduran government permits RIMS to work with these animals for education and research. The animals are currently housed in two extremely spacious lagoon enclosures, which link the animals to the local ecosystem. Ongoing behavioral studies and medical and morphometric data has been collected since the facility opened. With this information, a database has been established whereby the health, growth patterns and characteristics unique to the bottlenose dolphins at our facility are being monitored.

Dolphin Communication Project

Open Water Program

Dolphin Reading Test

Bubble Experiment

Respiratory Systems Study

Roatan Institute for Marine Sciences
Anthony's Key Resort
Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras
Call: +504 9556-0212


Preserving Roatán’s Natural Resources through Education and Research

The rich waters of Roatán abound with stories. Tales of life, growth and change are all waiting to be told. More importantly, they are waiting to be heard. The starring roles are the fish and other marine organisms who call this place their home. The Roatán Institute for Marine Sciences knows these stories. After all, they unfold right offshore. Keep reading and we'll tell you about what RIMS has to offer. It’s not just another Caribbean Marine Laboratory!