Dolphins are some of the smartest animals on the planet. Their intelligence is likely both a result of and a driver of their complex social structures. They generally live in small groups and organize complex, group behaviors when mating and hunting. Despite being one of the ocean’s most iconic inhabitants, dolphins continue to face alarming threats to their survival – from oil spills to accidental death as bycatch in fisheries.
How Your Adoption Helps Save Dolphins: Oceana campaigns around the world to protect dolphins and other marine mammals. Your symbolic adoption supports our proven campaigns to prevent dolphin deaths as bycatch in fisheries; stop the expansion of new offshore drilling, oil spills and seismic airgun blasting; and defend landmark legislation that ensures dolphins receive the protections they need. All donations go toward making our world's oceans healthier and safer, for generations to come.