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The latest issue of The Dolphin Gazette is ready for your reading! We hope you enjoy reading about our upcoming RIMS eco-tour, our busy Bimini season, reflections from our interns and more! Click here to download the PDF. And remember to share it with your friends and tell us what you think on Facebook!
Thanks for your support,
DCP is pleased to announce the publication of the following article:
Vaughn-Hirshorn, R., Hodge, K.B., Wursig, B., Sappenfield, R.H., Lammers, M.O., Dudzinski, K.M. (2012). Characterizing dusky dolphin sounds from Argentina and New Zealand. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America. 132(1): 498-506. Visit http://asadl.org/jasa or contact DCP to request a PDF.
Congratulations to Robin and all the co-authors!
This just in from our friends at the United States Geological Survey (USGS): "Harold," the manatee who visited Bimini in 08/09 and was subsequently relocated to Florida, was seen in the St. Marks, FL area by the USGS Sirenian Project in June - he's looking good! His distinct scar patterns will allow researchers to recognize him in the years to come. Thanks for the update USGS!
DCP is pleased to announce two more opportunities to join us at our Bimini, Bahamas field site. Email us for more details.
10 - 15 June 2012: Join Daisy Kaplan and DCP's own Kel Sweeting for a 5-night, 5-dolphin trip, fully catered session. If you are not taking the course for credit, you can join as many or as few of the daily lectures as you like. Click here for more details.
5 - 10 August 2012: For those of you looking to stay in vacation mode, join this Bimini Adventures package. Right now, they need 3 more partipants for it to be a fully catered week. Otherwise, the package will still include 5 nights' accommodation and 5 dolphin trips. Click here for more details.
The latest issue of The Dolphin Gazette is here! Get the lowdown on the University of New Brunswick Saint John's visit to Bimini. Dr. Rebecca Singer explains why dolphins seem to have a hard time with the object permanence test. Learn how you can join DCP at Anthony’s Key resort at Roatan, Honduras this coming January. And learn how Kelly Melillo-Sweeting temporarily retired her dolphin-watching binoculars to go chase manatees at Great Harbour Cay.
Who: You! Join DCP on a trip to Roatan led by Dr. Kathleen Dudzinski. Each trip accommodates up to 12 participants. *Please note: children under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian - absolutely no exceptions!!
Where: Anthony's Key Resort, Roatan, Honduras
When: 5-12 January 2013 (Contact us for the most up-to-date information regarding space availability!)
Cost: $1,765 per person per week (Returning DCP participants will receive a $75 discount on their trip fee.)
For more details, including the full list of what's included, click here.
A 25% deposit will be needed to hold your space on the trip. The payment schedule for the remainder will be determined. Recieve a ~3% discount if you pay by US check or money order. Note: a portion of your ecotour trip fee may be tax-deductible. Consult your tax advisor for more details.
The latest issue of The Dolphin Gazette is here! This issue has a decidedly shark-like flavor to it, including a special column written by shark expert Stephen Turnbull. Sharks and dolphins are, of course, not usually the best of friends, and are not particularly closely related as far as taxonomy goes. But, you'd be surprised how easy it can be to confuse the two in the wild. Can you tell the difference between the shark and the dolphin dorsal fins in the below images? For answers as to which is which, check out page 10 of the Dolphin Gazette!
Join DCP in Bimini! The next Bimini Eco-Tour has been scheduled. We hope to see you there!
Cost: $1,420 (single occupancy)
This eco-tour program will run concurrently with the Bimini portion of DCP's Field Course in Animal Behavior (Ethological Studies: Marine & Terrestrial). Eco-tour participants will be invited to join as much or as little of the lectures and meals associated with the field course - and of course join the daily boat trips in search of wild dolphins! Check out the details by clicking here - and sign up today!
Field Internship Summer 2012
When: June - August 2012
Application Deadline: February 8, 2012
DCP is now accepting applications for our summer field internship positions. Field internships, which include 3 - 4 weeks at our Bimini, Bahamas field site, also require 6 - 8 weeks of training and work at our Connecticut (CT), USA office. You can find more details about our program by clicking here.
Note: All applicants must be 18 years of age. Although international applicants are invited to apply, all applicants should know that interns are responsible for their own daily transportation to/from the CT office and public transportation is not available in this area; therefore all interns have their own vehicles while in CT. All application materials must be submitted electronically. No hard copies will be accepted. Please submit all materials together, with the exception of letters of recommendation, which may be sent separately. Phone or Skype interviews for selected applicants will be scheduled beginning 6 March 2012.