Check out the latest news from DCP, including field reports filed by our researchers busy doing science at one of our many research sites.

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…

Field Course in Cetacean Ecology

Worried you missed the deposit deadline for our Field Course in Cetacean Ecology?Worry no more! The remaining slots will be now be filled on a first come, first serve basis. For more details on this June 2009, 13 day/12 night, hands-on field course at our Bimini field site, click here.

Do you Squidoo?

DCP is now a registered charity with Squidoo, a site dedicated to getting your word out there, whatever that may be. On Squidoo, you can create a "lens" (Squidoo lingo for web page) about anything that interests you. Then through programs like Google ads and Amazon, the royalties that your lens generates can go to charity! If you are already a Squidoo guru, why not choose DCP as your charity? Or, if you're looking for a new outlet to share what's important to you, check out www.squidoo.com.

Summer 2009 Internship Openings

DCP is pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications for 1 internship position at our Connecticut, USA office. This internship will run from June - August. Applications are due 15 March 2009.Click here for more details.REMINDER: The application deadline for DCP's summer fieldwork internship is 15 February 2009. Applicants who are not selected can roll their application into the office internship applicant pool on 15 March.

Get out of the classroom.....and into the field!

 Looking for an exciting, hands-on summer course? DCP is pleased to offer a FIELD COURSE IN CETACEAN ECOLOGY in Bimini, Bahamas. DCP has been studying Atlantic spotted and bottlenose dolphins in this area since 2001. Dates: June 1 – 12, 2009(Depart on June 13, 2009) This is your chance for a hands-on research experience with wild dolphins in the clear, warm waters of the Bahamas! Come join us! There are only a few slots left!

Last Chance to Name A Dolphin!

The final auction of 2008 has begun! You can join our eBay auction to name DCP ID#078, a juvenile male from the Bimini population. This auction includes an exciting extra - a trip for 2 to Bimini to search for your newly named dolphin! What's better than that? So, CLICK HERE to join to the auction. This makes a great holiday present or way to honor someone you love! And of course, proceeds support DCP's research and education programs.Happy Bidding!

Dolphin Gazette

DCP is proud to announce the latest issue of the Dolphin Gazette – DCP’s quarterly newsletter. Download the December 2008 issue as a PDF here. When in hard copy, the Dolphin Gazette is printed on 100% recycled paper! To be green, beginning in January 2009, the Dolphin Gaztte will be available via email to our members and dolphin adoption parents. Be sure we have your current email address on file!  

Name-A-Dolphin: Auction #2 Has Begun!

 That's right! Your next chance is here! Click here to join our eBay auction for the opportunity to name Bimini dolphin #57 (pictured here). This makes a great gift for someone special - and remember, your purchase supports DCP's research & education programs. This auction ends 15 December. So, what are you waiting for? Go bid!

It's Here! Name-A-Dolphin...

We've been talking about it all month, but now it is really here! Your chance to name a wild Atlantic spotted dolphin from our research site in Bimini, Bahamas. Scroll down on the home page for more details or click here to head straight to our eBay auction site!Thanks for your support and happy bidding!

Kathleen interviewed on WBFO 88.7

DCP Director Dr. Kathleen Dudzinski was interviewed on "Meet the Author" with Bert Gambini of WBFO 88.7 out of Buffalo, NY on Tuesday, November 11 2008. You can listen to the full interview at this link .

DCP Forum back online

The DCP Forum is now back online after a brief hiatus. You can view the forum at this link. DCP Online Community Members are welcome to post to the forum. Joining the DCP Online Community is open to everyone, so feel free to sign up and join in on the discussions!

Name A Dolphin Auction

DCP is pleased to announce a rare opportunity to provide a name for one of the wild dolphins identified from our study population in Bimini, The Bahamas. As individual dolphins living around Bimini are sighted more regularly, and we are able to recognize and identify them with ease, they are entered into our permanent ID database. Initially, new dolphins are assigned a number, but as we get to know them a bit better and their actions reveal their unique personalities, we occasionally offer the public the chance to give these dolphins a name of their own. This year, we have three dolphins ready to receive a name. So, DCP will be running three separate Name-A-Dolphin auctions on eBay. These auctions…

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