Fun Fact: Friends of Flipper Visit the Chesapeake

Summer is in full swing, and that means there is plenty of time spent on the water for most Marylanders. This past week, dolphins have been spotted off of Kent Island (Queen Anne’s County) and Annapolis (Anne Arundel County).

Dr. Helen Bailey and her team at the Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES) are studying how often dolphins come into the Chesapeake Bay, how long they spend here, what areas of the Bay they are using, and why.

If you see dolphins on the Bay, you can let them know on the Chesapeake DolphinWatch mobile app or online at

To learn more about the project and to see photos and results from dolphin sightings in 2017, visit their website and follow them on twitter @DolphinWatch_CB

Do you have a fun fact to share about your county? If so, please send it to Allison Valliant to be featured in MACo’s weekly Fun Fact on Conduit Street.