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

DCP now partnered with eBay Giving Works

DCP has now partnered with eBay Giving Works. Anyone selling an item on eBay will now have the opportunity to donate between 10% and 100% of the profits from the sale directly to DCP. If you are an eBay seller, simply choose the Dolphin Communication Project as the chairty to receive a percentage of the sale. Here is a link to DCP's info on Giving Works.  

Eco-Tour Shopping Links Fixed

Hi all,For any of you who may have been looking to sign up for our last-minute-eco-tours, we apologize for the delays.  But, fear not, all shopping links are up & running.  So - hurry before your spot is gone! Click here to sign up for a week with DCP & the dolphins of Bimini! 

More Eco-Tour News!

Many of you have already received word of the exciting, last-minute eco-tour opportunities here on Bimini.  Well, I wanted to give everyone a heads up on the latest availability.  We can now offer slots on 3 different upcoming weeks - 1 week includes meals, 2 weeks do not.  I'd love to see you down here - so check out the details!  Your participation & financial support help DCP continue its research & education programs!

Join DCP in Bimini!

Bimini Ecotour - 3 - 8 August 2008Word has just reached DCP that there are 3 – that’s right, only three – slots available on an already arranged eco-tour package at our Bimini field site.  DCP has the opportunity to fill these remaining slots, which means we can now offer this exciting experience to our dedicated members.  Come work alongside DCP Research Associate Kelly Melillo & assist with data collection as we study wild Atlantic spotted & bottlenose dolphins.  Interested?  Click here for all the fine print !  Perhaps we'll see YOU in Bimini!

DCP Store Fixed

We have recently updated the DCP store in order to fix some of the glitches that have made shopping a bit of a nightmare in the past. Now instead of having to first register for an Online Account and wait to receive an email with an activation link before being allowed back into the store to complete your purchase, customers can simply place their order without interruption - the whole process has been streamlined. If you've tried to purchase something from our store in the past (e.g., an adoption kit), and been thwarted by an invalid activation link or other glitches, we apologize for all the trouble! But as of today, all these glitches have been fixed and your shopping…

Pearl the Pink Dolphin

Pear the Pink Dolphin is a children's fairy tale written by Tony Guzzi and illustrated by Tom Guzzi of Guzzi Studios. Fifty copies of the book have been generously donated to the Dolphin Communication Project by Guzzi Studios, and all proceeds from the sale of Pearl the Pink Dolphin via the DCP website will benefit DCP - helping to fund our research and education programs. Order your copy of this delightful book today , and help support DCP!Click here to order. The story focuses on a young dolphin named Pearl who, unlike her friends and family, is born pink instead of gray. Pearl changes her looks to fit in, only to find she was liked for who she already was.ISBN:…

Kathleen's new book

A new book from Kathleen M. Dudzinski (director of the Dolphin Communication project) and Toni Frohoff from Yale University Press and available in October 2008.  "Dolphin Mysteries: Unlocking the secrets of communication". Our book is about dolphin-dolphin and dolphin-human communication and is written for a general audience. We present accurate facts about dolphins generally and about their communication and cognition with conservation as well. We illustrate our text with stories from our field experiences. Our book is six chapters and about 250 pages. The prose is illustrated beautifully with original sketches and photography. You can pre-order the book at Amazon: Dolphin Mysteries Best Price $19.80 or Buy New $19.80  

Cookie Cutter Shark Bite

We've uploaded a couple more short videos of dolphin behavior to our YouTube page. Here's one of them: a short clip of one of the Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins from Mikura swimming by our camera, giving us a close-up view of a fresh, gruesome cookie cutter shark bite.
 Cookie cutter sharks are nasty little guys that take round bites out of dolphins, whales and even submarines!

Moko the dolphin saves stranded whales

A news story broke today concerning Moko the dolphin - a lone sociable dolphin residing off the coast of New Zealand - who purportedly helped escort two beached pygmy sperm whales to open waters. Here is a BBC article about the incident. And here is a BBC article stemming from this news-story where  DCP researcher Justin Gregg is interviewed about inter-species communication. Here is an interview with Malcolm Smith - the man who witnessed the incident -  on CNN. So did Moko really communicate with the whales and lead them to safety? It's hard to say. Dolphins and whales don't likely have a language that functions in the same way that we think of human language, so it's unlikely that…

Summer 2008 Intern Program

DCP is pleased to once again be accepting summer internship applications.  If you have a strong interest in marine mammal research and education, this may be the internship for you!  Click here for more information.

Summer 2008 Bimini Ecotour

Have you always wanted to assist with DCP's research on a beautiful Bahamian island?  Well, now's your chance!  We are currently planning a summer ecotour to our Bimini field site.  Click for more details or to learn more about Bimini -  See you soon! 

DCP on YouTube

DCP has its own channel on YouTube! You can find us at www.youtube.com/dolphincommproject Our YouTube channel showcases many of the videos featured on the DCP website, as well as a few new ones. Stay tuned as we continue to add more content! 

Roatan Ecotour - Spring 2008

*TRIP CANCELLED* - Check back in 2009! DCP is offering a spring weeklong ecotour to the Roatan Institute for Marine Science at Anthony's Key Resort on Roatan, Honduras from 24 - 31 May 2008.   In addition to dolphin swim & dolphin encounter opportunities,  participants will assist DCP research staff with our data collection.  Learn more about our Roatan ecotour program here. We look forward to having you join us on this newest ecotour program! 

DCP on facebook

DCP now has its very own page on Facebook - here is our profile link . If you have a Facebook account, be sure to add yourself as a Fan of DCP! We are also registered as a Charity/Non-Profit for the Causes application - here is our Causes link. Please add us to your list of charitable organizations on you Facebook profile!   

Where do dolphins go on Christmas?

DCP is pleased to introduce an illustrated Christmas web-book: Where do Dolphins Go On Christmas? Written and illustrated by Ranke de Vries, this short children's story is available for download free of charge from the DPC website.  Feel free to print out, email and share this story with your friends. Enjoy! Happy Holidays from DCP!    Download a free PDF version of Where do Dolphins Go On Christmas?

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Write to us via snail-mail at:

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

Email us:

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