Official Sponsors

JES Avanti Foundation
The JES Avanti Foundation is dedicated to wildlife conservation, environmental preservation, animal rescue & rehabilitation, education, and outdoor recreation.

READ: JES Avanti Foundation supports UMCES’ DolphinWatch efforts

Jessica Wingfield and Leila Fouda surveyed the Chesapeake Bay for bottlenose dolphins from the air on April 27 with help from SouthWings pilot Ron Baker.


Fred Jett

Towjam Marine


HDR Inc.

Potomac-Chesapeake Dolphin Project, Georgetown University: The Potomac-Chesapeake Dolphin Project was initiated in 2015 and is dedicated to understanding bottlenose dolphin abundance, distribution, behavior, and health in the Potomac River and Chesapeake Bay. We ask questions such as why do dolphins come into the Potomac and Chesapeake, which mid-Atlantic populations do they belong to, and do the same animals return year after year. By answering questions like these, we aim to aid in the protection and conservation of bottlenose dolphins in the Chesapeake Bay area and along the mid-Atlantic coast.

Chesapeake Bay Trust