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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?

Dolphin Gazette | Nov 2007

DCP's quarterly newsletter the Dolphin Gazette has been released. In this issue:  The New & Improved DCP web site & more | Photos from the Field | Research Updates from Bimini & RIMS field seasons | Volunteering with DCP | Umi’ s Haikus | More Ecotours! | Update on DCPYP & DCPDRT programs | Cape Town or Bust - DCP team to present at Biennial Conference Dolphin Gazette - November 2007  (770 Kb)

VIDEO: Kathleen discusses her research

Summer Internships - Now accepting applications

DCP is currently seeking two interns for the summer of 2011. These internships have both field and office components, both of which are mandatory, and total 8–12 weeks, depending on DCP’s schedule. Applications are due 4 February 2011. The application form, and all background information, is available by clicking here

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Dolphin Communication Project
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