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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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?
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!
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 will be run in time for the holiday season, making the gift of a “Dolphin Name” the perfect present. The first Name-A-Dolphin auction will run from November 28th to December 7th. The lucky winner will receive the following:
- personal welcome letter
- a certificate of naming
- a photo of your named dolphin suitable for framing
- a photo collage of your named dolphin
- a biography of your named dolphin
- a DVD with unique footage of the dolphin you have named
- a dolphin DVD with footage of the Bimini dolphin group
- a personalized adoption t-shirt showcasing an image of your named dolphin
- Atlantic spotted dolphins fact sheet
- information about DCP and our research around Bimini
- Dolphins: The Lighter Side DVD
- A copy of the book Dolphin Mysteries, signed by co-author & Director of DCP, Dr. Kathleen Dudzinski
- Dolphin Communication Project note cards and/or postcards (packet of 10)
- 10% discount on DCP eco-tour (valid for 2 years)
- an electronic subscription to the Dolphin Gazette, DCP’s quarterly newsletter
The minimum bid for the Name-A-Dolphin auction will be $750. Details of the dolphin eligible for naming will be provided in the auction listing. For individuals interested in securing the Name-A-Dolphin purchase without waiting to see if they will win the auction, we will offer a ‘Buy Now’ option for the fixed price of $1,500. The second Name-A-Dolphin Auction will run from December 7 to December 14, with the winner receiving the same package as outlined above for a different dolphin.
The third auction – running from December 14th through December 21st - is a combination of the traditional Name-A-Dolphin package outlined above and an exclusive “Search for Your Dolphin: Expedition Bimini” travel package, which includes:
- 2 private, 4 hour boat charters to search for your dolphin off Bimini, Bahamas
- DCP researcher guiding your dolphin charter
- 4 nights’ accommodation on North Bimini, Bahamas (single or double occupancy)
- DOES NOT INCLUDE: airfare, ground transportation, food or gratuity
- Dates of travel to be scheduled at mutually convenient times
Details on the minimum bid and the specific dolphin to be named will be made available on December 10th.If you would like to receive further updates about our Name-A-Dolphin auctions including more information about the individual dolphins up for adoption, you can contact DCP to be sure your email address is added to our mailing list. Updates will also appear on the DCP website (http://www.dolphincommunicationproject.org), in the December release of our quarterly newsletter The Dolphin Gazette, and in subsequent e-updates. If you have questions about our auctions, you can contact DCP at this link. Happy bidding!