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Dolphin Research Center

DRCFew creatures are more beloved than the dolphin and manatee. Mangrove Monkey’s ties to the Sunshine State are strong and so quite naturally the interests of the Dolphin Research Center have become our own.

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.

Dolphin Research Center offers a variety of terrific programs where you can interact with members of their pod. The “Special Needs” program is one of many that are particularly near and dear to us. It’s a five-day recreational, motivational and educational program for adults and children with special needs. The results of this particular program are truly inspirational.

The Dolphin Research Center, located in Grassy Key, Florida, is dedicated to teaching, learning, caring for marine mammals and the environment we share.

Portions of the proceeds of items purchased at Mangrove Monkey are donated to The Dolphin Research Center to help them continue their good work.

The Dolphin Research Center