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

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