Dolphin Quest Blog

Fun Facts About Bottlenose Dolphins

When you’re on one of our amazing dolphin watching cruises in Madeira Beach, there are few things more exciting than witnessing bottlenose dolphins in their natural habitat. After all, they are among the cutest and most interesting creatures in the deep blue sea! Want to know a little more about them? Check out these 10 […]

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Wildlife Spotlight: Osprey

While traveling along picturesque Boca Ciega Bay on our sight-seeing dolphin cruise, not only will you experience the thrill of witnessing marine life in its natural habitat, but Florida wildlife as well. One these incredible creatures that soars through the skies and contributes to life on the bay is the osprey – a large bird […]

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Where Do Dolphins Live?

Dolphins are one of the most popular, beloved creatures on our planet. After all, who doesn’t love that “smiling” face? While we adore these creatures, there’s still so much we don’t know about them. For instance, where do they live? With over 40 species throughout the world, dolphin habitats are found in many locations. A […]

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Why Dolphins Jump

There are few things more exciting than seeing a dolphin burst out of the water, especially while on our famous sight-seeing dolphin cruise that goes through Boca Ciega Bay! Dolphins are extremely acrobatic and are known for their impressive performances both in their natural habitat and at aquatic shows. Dolphins can leap over 25 feet […]

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Dolphins and Sharks: Friends or Foes?

They both call the ocean home, and even though they are often found near each other (because they eat the same food), for the most part, sharks and dolphins keep to themselves. But when they do interact, are they friends or foes? We certainly wouldn’t go as far to say they are friends, but foes? […]

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Things to Do at John’s Pass in Madeira Beach, FL 2017

Traveling to Madeira Beach this summer and looking for things to do? You won’t be disappointed with a wide variety of restaurants, lively entertainment, watersport activities, and a long list of fun, unique experiences that the entire family will enjoy. Considered the #1 tourist attraction in Pinellas county, John’s Pass at Madeira Beach is the […]

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Climate Change and its Devastating Effect on Coral Reefs

Coral reefs are spectacular, delicate ecological gems that are important economic resources and natural protective barriers for many coastal regions. Often called “rainforests of the sea” for their rich biodiversity and diverse ecosystems, the coral reefs are live organisms themselves and the home of hundreds of fish species, plants, and other sea creatures. Threats of […]

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Dolphins Social Network: Do They All Get Along?

It is well known that dolphins are extremely social animals, but a new study performed by scientists at the Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute (HBOI) at Florida Atlantic University dug deeper to see exactly how social they really are. The results of the study were truly astonishing, proving once again the vast intelligence of these lovely […]

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Dolphins and the US Military

Did you know that our favorite animal, the dolphin, has helped the United States military? The military has been known to train marine animals such as dolphins and sea lions. Echolocation, the use of sound to locate objects, helps bottlenose dolphins find underwater mines for the Navy. While sea lions were used to help find […]

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How Do Dolphins Handle a Hurricane or Tropical Storm?

Hurricanes and tropical storms can be a nuisance, or in worst cases, total devastation wreaking havoc on both land and sea. While humans are preparing for the worst or dealing with a storm’s aftermath, so are animals and marine creatures, leaving one to ask, “How do animals and marine creatures handle a hurricane or tropical […]

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