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Charleston, SC

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Interested in being a marine mammal scientist for a day? Come help the Lowcountry Marine Mammal Network count dolphins in the Charleston Harbor! No experience necessary. All ages and photograghers encouraged. 10 stations around the harbor. Three counts to choose from: 9am, 10am and 11am. Come for 1 or all 3.

You must choose the same location for your whole group.

Order your offical Dolphin Count T-Shirt here:

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Location details:

  1. Fort Johnson, James Island: 217 Fort Johnson Road. (SCDNR/NOAA campus). Follow the road until it nearly ends and park. Continue to follow the road towards the water (and flagpole). Meet around the flagpole. Space is limited.
  2. Melton Peter Demetre Park, James Island: 640 Wampler Drive. Meet on the sandy Beach near parking lot.
  3. Brittlebank Park, Charleston: 185 Lockwood Drive. Meet at the end of the pier.
  4. Coast Guard Station, Charleston: 196 Tradd Street. Meet on battery wall next to Coast Guard Station. Limited street parking.
  5. Waterfront Park, Charleston: 1 Vendue Range. Meet at the end of the pier. Street or garage parking.
  6. *SC Aquarium, Charleston: 100 Aquarium Wharf. *Must be a member or pay admission fee for this site. Call Tel. (843) 577-FISH (3474) or Toll Free: (800) 722-6455 to sign up.
  7. Mt. Pleasant Pier at Mt. Pleasant Waterfront Park, Mt. Pleasant: 77 Harry M. Hallman Jr Blvd. Meet at the end of the pier. Parking lot.
  8. Charleston Harbor Marina, Mt. Pleasant: 24 Patriots Point Rd. Meet on the South public boardwalk, situated between the two hotels. Parking: The first 30 minutes is free, then 2$ for first hour and 1$ each additional 30 min. Your parking fee can be validated with a purchase at restaurant, bar or store. Space is limited.
  9. Shem Creek Park, Mt. Pleasant: Shrimp Boat Lane. Meet at end of the pier. Parking lot.
  10. Ft. Moultrie, Sullivan’s Island: 1214 Middle Street. Meet at small beach areas next to the fort. Parking lot at visitor’s center or along Poe Ave.
  11. Breach Inlet: Meet at Thompson Park (Sullivan’s Island side of the inlet). 3217 Middle St, Sullivan's Island, SC 29482. Park at Sunrise Presbyterian Chrurch across the street: 3222 Middle St, Sullivan's Island, SC 29482.


Is there a minimum age requirement to count?

Nope. All ages welcome!

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Parking is not provided.

What can I bring into the event?

Please bring water, sunscreen, binoculars, cameras, and questions!

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

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