Dolphin Research Center


Based in Grassy Key, Florida the Dolphin Research Center was founded as a nonprofit corporation in 1984 by Jayne Shannon-Rodriguez and Armando "Mandy" Rodriguez. Their goal was to ensure the dolphins had a home here for life, and in doing so to establish a unique education and research facility.

Mission Statement

Through education, research and rescue, Dolphin Research Center promotes peaceful coexistence, cooperation and communication between marine mammals, humans and the environment we share with the well being of DRC's animals taking precedence.

For any questions or to schedule a private program at an additional charge, please contact:

Kimberly Brown,

(The Dolphin Research Center does not allow for recordings.)