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Latest issue of the Dolphin Gazette is here

The latest issue of DCP's newsletter the Dolphin Gazette is now out! Ecotours, field courses and updates abound! Dolphin Gazette - August 2009 (819 Kb)

Thanks for your Squidoo Votes!

Wow! Nearly 300 of you met our call to vote for DCP in Squidoo's recent charity giveaway. Thank you! Although we had a strong showing, we'd like to congratulate the winning non-profit, Marine Parents. Funds awarded from Squidoo will be used for postage fees on care packages scheduled to be sent to US Marines in Afghanistan and Iraq this August.

Here's your chance to help DCP win research money!

Do you think DCP deserves to win Squidoo's Charity Giveaway?We do! And we need your help ASAP!Help us out by taking a few moments and heading to: http://www.squidoo.com/charity-giveaway-voting Squidoo is offering prize-money to the squidoo-charity that gets the most votes from the public. If you vote for the Dolphin Communication Project, you could help us win a snazzy $3,000. WIth just a couple clicks of the mouse, you can make a huge difference!Why should we be awarded this cash, you ask? Well, like you, we're crazy about dolphins and determined to learn as much about them as possible. But, like most things, this costs money. With cash from Squidoo, we'd be able to get that HD camera and special echolocation…

DCP Dudzinski Nominated to National Association of Professional and Executive Women (NAPEW)

Kathleen Dudzinski (DCP director) was recently nominated to the National Association of Professional and Executive Women (NAPEW). NAPEW recognize and highlight women in every area of expertise, at all different levels in virtually every industry. The network includes over 70,000 professional women who run small to medium-sized businesses or non-profit organizations or are corporate executives, healthcare professionals, financial consultants, educators. NAPEW is recognized by members as the leading source and most trusted organization for woman-to-woman networking in the country. Congratulations to Kathleen for being nominated and accepted to membership in this prestigious organization.

Special Adoption Kit Independence Day Sale!!!

To celebrate the release of our new adoption kits, and Independence day in the US (July 4th) and The Bahamas (July 10th), DCP is offering a unique discounted price on our newest additions to the adopt-a-wild-dolphin lineup: Tilly and Trudy. You can adopt Tilly or Trudy for just $24.99 during our special Independence Sale! This offer is good for just 10 days (July 1th through July 11th), so don't wait too long. Click here to adopt Tilly and here for Trudy

Looking for a January Adventure?

 Start the new year with a DCP Eco-Tour in Roatan, Honduras!Join DCP from 16 - 23 January 2010 at the Roatan Institute for Exploration. You can get up close & personal with bottlenose dolphins and DCP's research. $1,765 includes lodging, meals, dolphin interactions and more!For full details, click here. We hope to see you soon!

DCP's mobile website

For all those i-phone users, or anyone using a mobile device to access the internet, DCP has now created a mobile website at http://m.dolphincommunicationproject.org Check us out!

DCP on Twitter

DCP just joined Twitter! You can follow us at twitter/dolphincommu. We've also added a cool widget to the sidebar of the DCP website which will display our Tweets!

Greener Living Today + DCP

DCP recently received mention by a Greener Living Today contributor. Check out the note here.

Dolphin Gazette for May 2009

DCP is proud to announce the latest issue of the Dolphin Gazette – DCP’s quarterly newsletter. Download the May 2009 issue as a PDF here. In an effort to reduce the consumption of paper, the Dolphin Gazette is now available exclusively in electronic (PDF) format. Be sure we have your current email address on file so you can continue to receive updates when issues are available! You can check out old/previous issues of the Gazette at this link.  

Field Course in Cetacean Ecology

Alternate Offering!!As a result of frequent inquiries, DCP is pleased to announce the opportunity for students to participate in an abbreviated portion of our June 2009 Field Course in Cetacean Ecology at our Bimini, Bahamas field site. While there are still spaces available for the full-length course, we also have a handful of spaces available for the first section of this course.Arrival 1 June 2009Departure 5 June 2009Included:4 nights hotel accommodationTransportation to/from airport/hotel in Bimini3 meals/day (incl breakfast on departure day)Half-day boat trips in search of wild dolphins (weather dependent)Lectures & seminars (topics include dolphin biology, behavior, photo-identification)GratuityCertificate of completionNot included:Airfare to/from Bimini, Bahamas (airport code BIM)Cost:$1,159 (Double occupancy)$1,379 (Single occupancy)Credit cards or PayPal accepted through PayPalContact us for info…

Optimism for the Irrawaddy?

Mainstream media has picked up the story of a World Conservation Society study which found "a stronghold for one of the world's rarest freshwater dolphins, the Irrawaddy." The survey documented almost 6,000 individuals in Bangledesh; quite a surprise considering previous population estimates were as low as a few hundred. The species still faces many threats from human activities, but perhaps this attention will encourage their protection!

Back online

The DCP website is back up and running after a spot of trouble. Seems some unsavory characters had hacked into our servers and were using it to host nasty malware or some such nonsense. A revitalized website is now up and running with some extra safety measures in place. Our apologies to anyone who may have been affected/infected. If you do spot anything amiss in the future, please contact DCP ASAP!  

DCP in the News!

Here at DCP, we aren't the only ones talking about us! The island of Bimini and the dolphins there are highlighted in the Nov/Dec 2008 issue of Underwater Photography Magazine. More recently, Dr. Justin Gregg provided an interview for the Irish Veterinary Journal. You can read each piece by selecting the PDF links below. Enjoy!"Bimini Magic" (PDF)"Reading the Signals" (PDF)

Videos

DCP has uploaded a couple more videos to our YouTube channel, including an interview with Emie:
  Eight year old Emie had a few questions about dolphin communication for a science project she was putting together, and contacted researchers at the Dolphin Communication Project (DCP) to see if they could help her find the answers. In this video, Emie asks her questions and receives a video response from Justin Gregg - research associate at DCP. Emie's questions were: 1. How do dolphins hear high pitched sounds?2. Can dolphins communicate with humans? If yes, how?3. Do you have recordings of dolphin vocalizations?4. Can you understand the meaning of different dolphin noises, like clicks and whistles?5. Can you teach a dolphin new…

Contact Us

Write to us via snail-mail at:

Dolphin Communication Project
P.O. Box 7485
Port St. Lucie, FL, 34985
USA

Email us:

info {at} dcpmail {dot} org

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