Our Animal Family
Dolphin Research Center
Common Name: Bottlenose Dolphin
Scientific Name: Tursiops Truncatus
Birth Date: May 23, 1988
Defining Trait: Strongly defined ‘bump’ under his chin
My Story: A.J. is quite a character. The explorer of DRC, he has boldly gone where few have gone before. When a tornado came through Grassy Key in 1998, A.J. swam over the collapsed fences, around the causeway of land and moved into a new lagoon to live with his girlfriends, Santini and Aleta! A.J. is the proud daddy of Tanner and Luna. He is popular with all of the dolphins… everyone wants to be A.J.’s friend!
Nicknames: Ajamatic, Aje